• Reflections
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017

    If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment. ~ Georgia O’Keefe I love photographing fading flowers. They take on a character that is ever richer as they age, droop and, finally, drop their petals–finished. # # # Today, we gather with family to move my mother-in-love […]

  • Gratitude
  • Thursday, April 27, 201

    A faint smell of lilac filled the air. There was always lilac in this part of town. Where there were grandmothers, there was always lilac. ~ Laura Miller There’s just something about lilacs, isn’t there? I’m watching them closer than ever this year, and taking time to capture their growth in photos. The practice has become […]

  • Photography
  • Monday, April 17, 2017

    “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!” ~ Ted Grant I’m drawn to the beauty there is in the back of flowers. It’s subtler and more interesting than the front which–beautiful as it is–can be loud and ostentatious. Lately, […]

  • Reflections
  • Monday, April 3, 2017

    “It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” ~ Andy Rooney These are the strangest tulips. They were treated the same as all the other tulips I’ve had: I snipped a bit off the end of the stems, cut a […]

  • Gratitude
  • Sunday, March 26, 2017

    But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the […]

  • Gratitude
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017

    “There is a need to find and sing our own song, to stretch our limbs and shake them in a dance so wild that nothing can roost there, that stirs the yearning for solitary voyage.” ~ Barbara Lazear Ascher. Oh these tulips. I am smitten with the beauty of these faded flowers, ready for the […]

  • Aging
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017

    “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” ~ Charles Dickens, Great Expectations Still bristling over a comment made by a grocery store clerk yesterday in reference to an older couple who had just taken […]

  • Aging
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    “I believe in the magic and authority of words.” ~ René Char There is a woman named Betty who lives in the care home with my mother-in-love who does not speak. She is 99-years-old and has some dementia but, as far as I can tell, is physically strong. She dives heartily into her meals; one […]