900 Days of School:  Fall and Winter Holidays

900 Days of School: Fall and Winter Holidays

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

Children anticipate each holiday.  Many of our school activities are planned around holidays in first grade.

In the fall, children always anticipate

Fall Colors at Gibbs Garden

Fall Colors at Gibbs Garden

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”
― Audrey Hepburn

Gibbs Garden, located in Ball Ground, Georgia, has become a must visit location for me two times each year.  I first visit Gibbs Garden in March for the daffodil bloom to see millions of daffodils cascading throughout the garden.  For the past three years, I also have been visiting the garden 

900 Days of School (Composite Twenty-One)

900 Days of School (Composite Twenty-One)

“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!”
― J.M. Barrie

My first school composite, created as a part of my 900 Days of School project, began

Fall and Water

Fall and Water

“What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.”
― Claude Monet

This past weekend was the weekend that I finally saw the types of colors that I had been seeking and always associate with fall.  Although on land, things looked vibrant, all really came to life as soon as I made my way to

Finally Finding Fall Color in 2018

Finally Finding Fall Color in 2018

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss

I was really afraid that this would be the year that I would miss seeing the really vibrant fall colors that bring my heart such joy.  Lack of color and muted colors have been all that I had been able to find this autumn.  That all changed

Chasing Fall Color in 2018

Chasing Fall Color in 2018

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
― John Muir

Typically, by the end of October, I have spent several weekends “chasing” and photographing fall colors.  I spend each weekend going to the place that has the most abundant colors.  This typically

900 Days of School (Part Seven)

900 Days of School (Part Seven)

“The camera basically is a license to explore.”
― Jerry Uelsmann

I began my project of making one photograph a day for the last five years of my teaching career by recording things I saw at school.  The simple recording images, without children present soon led me to seek things more challenging, more meaningful.

One week I

Fun at the Fair

Fun at the Fair

“You loved ferris wheels more than roller coasters because life shouldn’t be lived at full speed,  but in anticipation and appreciation.”

-Amy Harmon

Each fall I enjoy visiting the fairs to photograph.  There is so much to photograph at the fair.  Colors, shapes, textures, and

Week Twenty Composite:  Fall Color

Week Twenty Composite: Fall Color

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
― Albert Einstein

Usually, I spend October chasing the changing colors of leaves with my camera.  This October has been unlike other Octobers since I began photographing.  I have found that while I wait for the leaves to begin their final spectacular display, I have directed my energy into further exploration with composites.

When I began this project of posting 52 composites in a year,