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

Stumphouse Tunnel

Stumphouse Tunnel

“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.”
― ” ~ Corrie Ten Boom

Since my physical travel has been limited since March, I have spent more and more time traveling through books.  While listening to one of my favorite podcasts, The Candid Frame, I discovered the work of Keith Carter

A Change of Focus

A Change of Focus

“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. ”
― Maya Angelou

2020 has certainly brought about its challenges.  When I compare my life in 2020 to what my life was like in recent years, it is almost

Back to the Beach

Back to the Beach

“My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For the past decade, summer has been a time for me to travel and explore the world around me.  Many past summers I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to travel for weeks.

While the summer of 2020 was very different,

Trees, Glorious Trees!

Trees, Glorious Trees!

“Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.”
― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

For the past ten years, I have spent a great deal of each summer traveling and photographing.  This summer has been quite different.

Although I have not been able to spend weeks away from home exploring, I have managed to make short day trips to

Image Twenty-Nine of Fifty Two and Finding Comfort in Favorite Places

Image Twenty-Nine of Fifty Two and Finding Comfort in Favorite Places

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
― Anne Frank

Each summer, I look forward to spending time in the sunflower fields.  The fields bring me such peace and joy.

This year, I was afraid that