Friendship and Photography

Friendship and Photography

“There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.”
― Irving Stone

Friendship is one of the most important things to me.  I am so fortunate to be married to my best friend, Randy!

Many of my friends have shared life’s ups and downs with me

Trees, Glorious Trees!

Trees, Glorious Trees!

“Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.”
― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

For the past ten years, I have spent a great deal of each summer traveling and photographing.  This summer has been quite different.

Although I have not been able to spend weeks away from home exploring, I have managed to make short day trips to

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

Midway Geyser Basin

Midway Geyser Basin

“Yellowstone, a place so special and awe-inspiring that after exploring it in 1871, the Hayden Expedition conceived of the original concept of the world’s first national park—and set-aside of 2. 2 million acres containing more than ten thousand thermal features, canyons, waterfalls, and wildlife—so no man or corporation could ever own it.”
― C.J. Box, Free Fire

This summer I had the opportunity to experience Yellowstone for the second time with some very dear friends and fellow photographers.  I will break up my experience in Yellowstone into several posts.  For this first post, I would like to begin the journey at

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

“Childhood memories are sometimes covered and obscured beneath the things that come later, like childhood toys forgotten at the bottom of a crammed adult closet, but they are never lost for good.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

When I was a child, one of the biggest vacations my family and I took included a visit to

Same Sunflower Field…Different Day

Same Sunflower Field…Different Day

“The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

I found this quote and feel that the photographer with a camera also has the universe in his/her mind and hands.  The challenge lies in how we capture the universe creatively using our cameras.

As you may already know, I am

Fresh Outlook

Fresh Outlook

“All things that have form eventually decay.” -Orochimaru”
Masashi Kishimoto

I cannot believe it has been such a long time since my last blog post!  Life got so busy at the end of this school year.  Last week was my first partial week of summer break.  Unfortunately, I was sick my first three days of summer break.

Saturday I had the pleasure to explore an abandoned