Morning Walk

Morning Walk

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”
― Henry David Thoreau

I was never much of a morning person before I became a photographer.  Early on, I learned that in landscape photography, early morning light and late afternoon light are often

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

Chasing Fall Color in 2018

Chasing Fall Color in 2018

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
― John Muir

Typically, by the end of October, I have spent several weekends “chasing” and photographing fall colors.  I spend each weekend going to the place that has the most abundant colors.  This typically

Fun at the Fair

Fun at the Fair

“You loved ferris wheels more than roller coasters because life shouldn’t be lived at full speed,  but in anticipation and appreciation.”

-Amy Harmon

Each fall I enjoy visiting the fairs to photograph.  There is so much to photograph at the fair.  Colors, shapes, textures, and

Rally in Raleigh

Rally in Raleigh

“Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.”

-Henry Brooks Adams

There are days in your life…and there are extraordinary days in your life.  Yesterday, May 16, 2018 was an extraordinary day in my life.

I just learned, in the last week or so, about

My Final Images of 2017

My Final Images of 2017

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson

My dear friend and mentor, Les Saucier, always emphasizes the importance of practice.

I brought 2017 to a close practicing photography.  I try to find every opportunity to practice.  The last days of 2017 were spent photographing with

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 

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