One in a Million

One in a Million

“You’re wonderful. Unique. I love you.”
― Truman Capote

It just doesn’t feel like summer until I spend time in a sunflower field.  Friday was my first trip to spend time in the fields.

I talked a great friend and fellow photographer into meeting me at

900 Days of School:  Individual Composites (Part Two)

900 Days of School: Individual Composites (Part Two)

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. ”
― Oprah Winfrey

One of the things that I want to instill in my students each year is the importance of individuality.  I love to get to know what makes each of my students

Arles, France

Arles, France

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
― Anita Desai

Some things are meant to be savored.  Last summer, I traveled with two very close friends to France.  Our trip lasted two weeks.  In those two weeks, we explored many places in Provence.  By far, my favorite place visited was

Roan in the Rain

Roan in the Rain

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”
― Bob Dylan

Each June I like to make my way to Roan Mountain when the rhododendrons are blooming.  This past weekend, I had something to pick up in Boone.  Since Roan mountain is in the area, Randy and I decided to make a quick trip to Roan Mountain.

We knew that rain was in the forecast.  Some things, like blooming rhododendrons,

Reflecting Upon Time Spent in Florida

Reflecting Upon Time Spent in Florida

“We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.”
― John Dewey

I left school Friday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend this year with my car packed and a long drive ahead of me.  A long-anticipated trip to Orlando, Florida began that Friday afternoon.

I arrived after midnight, checked into my hotel, and looked forward to meeting fellow scavengers later that morning.  I have participated in a

Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
― Jo Walton

This past week I enjoyed a week off from work for spring break.  At the beginning of the break, two great photography friends and I made our way to the islands of Georgia.  Our first stop was Jekyll Island, Georgia.

We were very fortunate as Jekyll Island can be both a sunrise and a sunset location for photography depending upon where you are photographing.  When traveling, you have to hope for conditions to be just right for photography during your stay.  Sometimes things work out in your favor and sometimes they don’t.

Our first morning did not