A Creative Morning in Cowpens

A Creative Morning in Cowpens

“Art feeds my soul. Great books battleproof my hope. Rich conversations magnify my creativity. Wonderful music uplifts my heart. Beautiful sights fortify my spirit.”
― Robin Sharma

 

Last Saturday morning, I met great friends and fellow photographers, Les and Janet Saucier, in Cowpens, South Carolina.

In 1781, Cowpens was the sight of an important victory for America in the fight for independence from the British.

It was not Cowpen’s history that led my friends, Les, Janet, and me to Cowpens, but rather

A Potential Wash Out

A Potential Wash Out

“I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more
chances, Be more active, Show up more often.”
― Brian Tracy

Always go!  Seriously, ALWAYS go!  This is one of the most important lessons I have learned since I began my journey with photography more than decade ago.

I tend to go photograph favorite places time and time again.  Charleston is one of my must visit destinations in spring time.  In spring and fall, I visit

Inspiration, a Trip, and a Mistake

Inspiration, a Trip, and a Mistake

“It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”

– Jean-Luc Godard

 

Sometime, shortly after midnight, I woke up with a mind full of thoughts.  These thoughts made going back to sleep impossible.  Rather than staring at the ceiling,

Loud Colors, Quiet Places

Loud Colors, Quiet Places

“There’s a fragility here veiled in stillness, quiet, and the detachment from the noise of daily life.”

-Daniel Milnor

I have always sought peace when leaving my daily life and heading into nature.  The benefits nature provides my soul have never been as needed as they have been for the past year.  What I have found is that no matter

Water

Water

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.”
― Alan Wilson Watts

During the spring and summer, I spent a lot of time seeking out and photographing water.  Water is peaceful, water is quiet.  It was exactly

Images Thirty through Thirty-Seven of Fifty Two

Images Thirty through Thirty-Seven of Fifty Two

“Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.”
― Roy T. Bennett

Learning new programs necessary for teaching my students remotely, learning the curriculum of two new grade levels, planning and preparing for a wedding for my children and keeping up with my family responsibilities have left little time for photography.  However, I have made it a point to create my one picture per week regardless of what else has been fighting for my attention and time.  It has been my way

Friendship and Photography

Friendship and Photography

“There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.”
― Irving Stone

Friendship is one of the most important things to me.  I am so fortunate to be married to my best friend, Randy!

Many of my friends have shared life’s ups and downs with me