Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift. ~ Mary Oliver As we draw near to the solstice, it seems that when I pick up my camera I come face-to-face with the lack of light. To feed my creative appetite I’ve
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. ~ Roald Dahl Yesterday afternoon I spent some time browsing through photos on my computer (oh how wonderful to have things
Believing takes practice. ~Madeline L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time It seems like I’ve been busy this week. I have been, to some extent, but also the days of forced and snowy hygge have left me feeling discombobulated. I’m thankful for the pause of Sunday and the opportunity to reset. My blog book project is moving
“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” ~ Ansel Adams That’s my goal—with photography and writing. I don’t always succeed but I continue to practice. Isn’t that one of the most wonderful things about this life—the opportunity we have to try again, keep
“Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne I’m getting ready for bed when I see there’s a message on my phone. “Have you seen the moon? Grab your camera and go get it!” It’s the harvest moon tonight; I’ve seen it before. Is it really worth going outside to look at? Or to photograph?
“Joy is a deeply felt contentment that transcends difficult circumstances and derives maximum enjoyment from every good experience.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll He's on the road before six. Our son heads for home loaded with canned goods from my kitchen and produce from my garden, leaving behind memories of a good weekend visit. "Back to bed
"I judge that the flowers of lavender quilted in a cappe and dayly worn are good for all diseases of the head that come of a cold cause and that they comfort the braine very well.” ~ William Turner, A New Herbal, 1568 Few words today, just a few simple sprigs of lavender. Today is