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

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,