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

Fall is Coming!

Fall is Coming!

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Although it is not yet autumn, there were signs of the coming season everywhere this past weekend in the North Carolina mountains.  The temperatures were shifting from one season to another.  Sweaters and jackets that had been packed away and forgotten were suddenly a necessity.

My husband, Randy, and I were on our way to an event in 

Driving Home Past Flowers

Driving Home Past Flowers

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.
Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a flower, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation.”
― Osho

This weekend was a weekend of transition.  The temperature became cooler and I could feel the world starting to make its transition from one season to the next.  I, personally, was working to make my