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 

Beauty of Trees

Beauty of Trees

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
― William Blake

There are some places that I enjoy photographing year after year as they always present something new to discover at every turn.  This past weekend, I had the opportunity to revisit one of these wonderful places.  As I finished the work week, I hopped into my car and started the four and a half hour drive to 

Exciting Changes

Exciting Changes

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
― Pablo Picasso

I have found that exciting changes have been happening with my approach to photography.  When I go out to photograph, I am no longer looking for the single image to capture which will be processed and posted when I get home.  Instead,

Autumn in Oz

Autumn in Oz

“I shall take the heart. For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.”
― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

In September, my husband, Randy, and I traveled to Beech Mountain, North Carolina, to visit the Land of Oz.  We were there for an annual event, called 

Thankful Reflection

Thankful Reflection

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is difficult for me to believe that I have let more than a month pass without posting here on my blog. I have had every intention of

USC Football Game

USC Football Game

“Keep your eye off the ball. Ninety percent of what’s important happens away from the focus of attention.”
― Gregg Easterbrook, The Game’s Not Over: In Defense of Football

This past weekend was Parents Weekend at the University of South Carolina.  This was our third year attending Parents Weekend.  The time since my son has started college has gone by in a blink.  It amazes me that next year will be his last year as a college student at USC.  Randy and I  had a joyous time spending the weekend with my son, Jeremy, his girlfriend, Abi, and Abi’s father, Dan.

One of the big events during Parents weekend is the football game.  The weather that morning

Puppy Love

Puppy Love

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”
― Charles M. Schulz

This weekend I had the amazing opportunity to spend time with wonderful,  adorable, warm puppies.  I have been following their story since before they were born.

A friend and former coworker, Jenna, is

Linville Falls Winery

Linville Falls Winery

“The Mad Hatter: “Would you like some wine?”
Alice: “Yes…”
The Mad Hatter: “We haven’t any and you’re too young.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Last weekend, my dear friend, Jennifer, asked if I would like to join her for the Grape Stomp at Linville Falls Winery.  A vision

Wood

Wood

“Consider this your permission to indulge that inner anarchist. Stop following the path you ought to take; follow instead the one you long to take.”
― David duChemin, VisionMongers: Making a Life and a Living in Photography

I am so grateful that I was able to travel during the summer.  My destinations included Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, and the surrounding area.  This trip was during my last week of summer break.  Since it was at the end of the summer, I am just now getting the chance to dive into the images that I took there.

I find that images look different