It’s All a Blur

It’s All a Blur

“The world was not wheeling anymore. It was just very clear and bright and inclined to blur at the edges.”
― Ernest Hemingway

Many things are unrecognizable today.  My job as a first grade teacher has completely changed in location and delivery.  I have spent more time at home in the past month than I have in years!  As I work to make sense of this new normal,

Images Twelve and Thirteen of 52

Images Twelve and Thirteen of 52

“Friendship,” said Christopher Robin, “is a very comforting thing to have.”
― A.A. Milne

In these uncertain times, photography has helped whisk me to a place of peace and comfort.

Even with all  that has been going on in the world, I have managed to

Finding Beauty at Botany Bay

Finding Beauty at Botany Bay

“Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.”
― Roy T. Bennett

Spending time in the natural world has always given me a sense of peace.  The sounds, smells, and sights of the natural world

Image Three of 52

Image Three of 52

“This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection.”

-Saint Augustine

 

The third challenge for the 52 Frames project was to create an image for the theme Wabi Sabi.

The first thing I did was do some research on the term Wabi Sabi.  My mother, an artist, let me

Leaf Litter

Leaf Litter

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”
― Emily Bronte

So many times I feel the need to drive for hours to get to a perfect location for making photographs.  Saturday I took a look closer to home for fall images.

I went to a spot in Charlotte

Rocks of Michigan

Rocks of Michigan

“The whole world is, to me, very much “alive” – all the little growing things, even the rocks. I can’t look at a swell bit of grass and earth, for instance, without feeling the essential life – the things going on – within them. The same goes for a mountain, or a bit of the ocean, or a magnificent piece of old wood.”
― Ansel Adams

I have always been fascinated with the beauty of rocks.  This summer, I was delighted to find so many gorgeous, colorful rocks to photograph along the beaches

Michigan Through My Lens

Michigan Through My Lens

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”
― Pablo Picasso

One of the things I love the most about summer is the gift of time.  Time allows me to slow down and get more in touch with

Petra

Petra

“Petra is one of the densest palimpsests of human history. Layer upon layer of archaeological remains provide evidence of a fascinating story that stretches back for thousands of years. It is a masterpiece of human achievement, an aesthetic and architectural marvel, and the source of a huge amount of inspiration since the 19th century.”

― Charles River Editors, Petra: The History of the Rose City, One of the New Seven Wonders of the World

My first experience of Petra, at night, filled my head with wonder of what I would see when visiting during the day.  Since I only really saw the pathway, lit by luminaries, and the Treasury lit,