Saying Goodbye to the Sunflowers

Saying Goodbye to the Sunflowers

“When you take pictures of nature with passion, nature poses for you more passionately!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

Each summer, I spend a great deal of time photographing in the sunflower fields.  I find it increasingly more challenging to walk away with a different image than

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

“The happiest lot on earth is to be born a Scotchman. ”
― Robert Louis Stevenson

Grandfather Mountain has become a very special place for me.  I have attended Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinics and many Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekends since becoming a photographer.  I also had the honor of presenting one year at Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend.  So many magical memories have been created there.

Yesterday was the first time I attended

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,