Gibbs Gardens in My Dreams

Gibbs Gardens in My Dreams

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

Each fall, one of my favorite places to photograph is Gibbs Gardens, located in Ball Ground, Georgia.   I  began visiting the garden to photograph the brilliant colors of fall in

Fall in the Neighborhood

Fall in the Neighborhood

“When young photographers ask me what they should do, I always tell them to stay close to home.”

-Annie Leibovitz

This autumn, I have had the opportunity to take a couple of day trips to enjoy fall colors, but I have spent most of my time

Close to My Friends’ Homes

Close to My Friends’ Homes

“The key is to integrate our art into our life, not the other way around.”
― Brooks Jensen

I have been thinking a great deal about the benefits of photographing close to home.  I have spent much more time doing so lately.  I am also currently putting together a presentation about the benefits of photographing close to home.

Recently, I had the opportunity to

Meet Me at the Rocket

Meet Me at the Rocket

“Cotton candy is a bouquet of color to the eyes, a sweet aroma to the nose, and a delightful pleasure to the palate”.”
― Reed Abbitt Moore

One of the things I missed most last fall was

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.”
― Margaret Mitchell

I was thrilled to have the chance to take a second day trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway Sunday.  Randy and I wanted to see if the fall colors

Road Trip

Road Trip

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

— Anonymous

 

Randy and I took a spur of the moment road trip Sunday.  The purpose of the trip was to enjoy and photograph early fall colors on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the mountains of North Carolina.

We decided to make our first destination

Close to Home

Close to Home

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
― Lao Tzu

The only thing that can be counted on is change.  I have been faced with many changes in the past couple of years.  My son, Jeremy, married the love of his life, Abi, and moved to another town to begin his adult life.  I

Scavenger Hunt 23 Reveal

Scavenger Hunt 23 Reveal

“Invest in the human family. Invest in people. Build a little community of those you love and who love you.”
― Mitch Albom

Six years ago I joined a community of photographers I discovered who were doing a photography scavenger hunt on Google Plus.  I loved the idea of participating in a hunt and was absolutely amazed by the creativity I saw in the images that participants were creating for the hunt.

Although the hunt began years before I discovered the group,

My Favorite Place

My Favorite Place

“You can be moved profoundly by other vistas, by other oceans, by soaring mountain ranges, but you can never be seduced. You can even forsake the lowcountry, renounce it for other climates, but you can never completely escape the sensuous, semitropical pull of Charleston and her marshes.”
― Pat Conroy

Charleston, South Carolina is clearly my favorite place on Earth.  Whenever given the opportunity, I will