february 9, 2019

“Age is irrelevant. Ask me how many trips I’ve taken, sunsets I’ve seen, laughs I’ve shared, concerts I’ve been to, bedtime stories I’ve read and people I’ve loved. That’s how old I am.” ~ Unknown      

january 5, 2016

“This year: Find a creek, river, lake, or ocean, and be still beside it for a time. Sit by an open fire and watch the flames. Sit on the porch and lie on the grass. Light candles. Take a deep breath. Write a letter to someone. Discover something new everyday. Learn. Tell stories. Listen to old people. Ask them questions. Do something nice for others when you can and don’t

december 13, 2014

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver     “Today is the last sequential date of the century, ending an 11-year run. 12/13/14. The first being 01/02/03. Many of us may never see

december 24, 2013

“Christmas is what you make it.” ~ Lisa Banyai There are a lot of people in this world whose Christmas is less than joyful. Some have no children for whom Christmas is wondrous. Some are far from their families. Some suffer self-imposed Grinchness for whatever reason; maybe because they’re single or because they just don’t like the holiday imposition. Saddest of all are those who have lost loved ones near the

december 15, 2013

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” ~ Buddha I finally managed some lights for my poor little tree that doubles as a house plant the other 50 weeks of the year. Meanwhile, our hero was displeased that all her protecting me by throwing out expired foodstuffs came back to haunt her today. Key ingredients for the planned homemade pizza came up missing. Guess who had

december 3, 2013

“If you don’t feel it, flee from it. Go where you are celebrated, not merely tolerated.” ~ Paul F. Davis The sorority houses have their festively lighted trees on full display.

december 30, 2012

“Leap, and grow your wings on the way down.” ~ Les Brown I continue to experiment and learn HDR. Though these examples are clearly subpar, in large part because of the high iso, I learned a lot in their making as I continue to enjoy the new wide-angle lens. Any day spent learning is a highly successful day in my world.

november 24, 2012

“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting the rest of our lives.” ~ Lemony Snicket My little house plant tree doubles as a Christmas tree since I don’t have space for a real pine. It’s no less festive than a big tree. The camera+ app makes the lights look old fashioned, like the big bulbs we used to have when I was a child. I loved those bulbs