Snow Day!

Snow Day!

“Wow, it really snowed last night! Isn’t it wonderful? Everything familiar has disappeared! The world looks brand new!
A new year … a fresh, clean start! It’s like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on! A day full of possibilities! It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy … let’s go exploring!”
― Bill Watterson

Well, the snow didn’t exactly come last night, but began falling this morning.  Once it started, it continued steadily throughout the day.

A snow day brings as much excitement to me now as it did when I was a child.  As soon as the ground was almost completely covered, I knew 

Week Three Composite:  Remember When?

Week Three Composite: Remember When?

“The world encyclopedia, the universal library, exists, and it is the world itself.”
― Alberto Manguel
 The set of World Book Encyclopedias, two years younger than I, was something that my family valued.  The encyclopedias were always displayed, prominently,  in a glass-covered bookcase in our den.
 If I remember correctly, they were some type of bonus for my father, a hardworking salesman.
Looking Forward

Looking Forward

“She believed she could, so she did.”
― R.S. Grey

 

A few weeks ago, I began making a list of goals or dreams in my planner.  It was a way to help me focus on the things I wanted to work towards in the new year.

In the past week, I have had two separate inspirations for

My Final Images of 2017

My Final Images of 2017

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson

My dear friend and mentor, Les Saucier, always emphasizes the importance of practice.

I brought 2017 to a close practicing photography.  I try to find every opportunity to practice.  The last days of 2017 were spent photographing with

Wonderful Water in Winter

Wonderful Water in Winter

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”

-Loren Eisely

I have always been mesmerized by the beauty of water.  I have spent countless hours trying to capture the elusive ocean wave.  I find it so difficult to really portray the beauty that is presented.

This week, I had the opportunity to capture the beauty of 

Festive Holiday Lights

Festive Holiday Lights

“May the light illuminate your hearts and shine in your life every day of the year.”
― Eileen Anglin

One of the things I enjoy the most during the holiday season is looking for festive Christmas and other holiday lights to photograph.

My first quest to photograph Christmas lights was at the beginning of December.  I traveled to 

A Closer Look at 2017

A Closer Look at 2017

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.”
― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Many photographers post a collection of their favorite images from the present year as they look forward to the next year.  I have done this for the past several years.

This year is the first year that I have really taken time to look at

First Snow

First Snow

“Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.”
― Candace Bushnell

There did not seem to be the usual hype for the first snow of the year in our area of the country.  It seemed to sneak in silently.  I’ll bet there was even some bread and milk left on the shelves as it arrived.

This morning, my husband and I loaded up the car and headed to the snow.  We decided that