Composite Twenty-nine:  Christmas Card 2018

Composite Twenty-nine: Christmas Card 2018

“I was early taught to work as well as play,
My life has been one long, happy holiday;
Full of work and full of play-
I dropped the worry on the way-
And God was good to me every day.”
― John D. Rockefeller

Each year, I work to help create two Christmas/Holiday cards.  One card is our family Christmas card and the second one is for my husband, Randy’s, real estate business.  We  work hard each year to try to come up with an idea that will be fun and unique in comparison to

Scavenger Hunt Reveals:  Composites Twenty-two, Twenty-three, and Twenty Four

Scavenger Hunt Reveals: Composites Twenty-two, Twenty-three, and Twenty Four

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” 
― Maya Angelou

Several years ago, I began participating in an amazing scavenger hunt on Google Plus.  You can read about a previous post I made regarding the scavenger hunt here.  

This week, the reveals for the 24th Creativity Never Sleeps Round Scavenger Hunt began.  Reveals are highly anticipated by all of the photographers who

Getting Lost in Old Salem

Getting Lost in Old Salem

“That frame of mind that you need to make fine pictures of a very wonderful subject, you cannot do it by not being lost yourself.”
― Dorothea Lange

After leaving the Dorothea Lange exhibit and saying goodbye to my friends who experienced it with me, I drove to Old Salem Museum and Gardens.  Old Salem was within five miles of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art where I had seen the exhibit.  It just made sense to go to Old Salem before starting my two-hour drive back home.

I love the quote above by Dorothea.  Although I thoroughly enjoy every minute I spend with friends, I find that I can only truly 

900 Days of School:   Morning Commute

900 Days of School: Morning Commute

“If you can find a way to add some adventure to a mundane daily commute, I suggest you do that. Life is too short, my friends.”
― Robert Hurst

At least an hour of each of my working days is spent commuting.  If I am traveling at a time when there isn’t heavy traffic, I can drive from my home in South Carolina to my school in 

900 Days of School:  Fall and Winter Holidays

900 Days of School: Fall and Winter Holidays

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

Children anticipate each holiday.  Many of our school activities are planned around holidays in first grade.

In the fall, children always anticipate

Fall Colors at Gibbs Garden

Fall Colors at Gibbs Garden

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”
― Audrey Hepburn

Gibbs Garden, located in Ball Ground, Georgia, has become a must visit location for me two times each year.  I first visit Gibbs Garden in March for the daffodil bloom to see millions of daffodils cascading throughout the garden.  For the past three years, I also have been visiting the garden 

900 Days of School (Composite Twenty-One)

900 Days of School (Composite Twenty-One)

“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!”
― J.M. Barrie

My first school composite, created as a part of my 900 Days of School project, began

Fall and Water

Fall and Water

“What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.”
― Claude Monet

This past weekend was the weekend that I finally saw the types of colors that I had been seeking and always associate with fall.  Although on land, things looked vibrant, all really came to life as soon as I made my way to

Finally Finding Fall Color in 2018

Finally Finding Fall Color in 2018

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss

I was really afraid that this would be the year that I would miss seeing the really vibrant fall colors that bring my heart such joy.  Lack of color and muted colors have been all that I had been able to find this autumn.  That all changed