july 1, 2019

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” ~ Unknown     Oh, it was a truly stupendous sunset last Saturday (or Friday, I don’t remember – the days all run together lately). The sky changed so fast; sequential beauty at its best.  

june 5, 2019

“Keep looking up! I learn from the past, dream about the future and look up. There’s nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day.” ~ Rachel Boston     A storm began to roll through Lexington this evening. Wally and I went outside to watch the storm clouds roll overhead and feel the cool breeze. I was doing some pano shots on my iPhone when lightning flashed. The

june 20, 2018

“In every trial let understanding fight for you.” ~ Buddha     Because, on this day as with so many others of late, we all need as much beauty from our blue planet as we can get. Let the Blue Ridge Mountains sooth whatever ails you, body, mind, or soul. 

june 11, 2018

“Our time here is magic! It’s the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It’s the only space.” ~ Ben Okri     It rained much of the day. Not a deluge like they’ve had in Western North Carolina recently, but a slow, gray drizzle. However, by late afternoon,

april 3, 2018

“Note to self: My current situation is not my permanent destination.” ~ Unknown     I said today was going to be a tumultuous weather day. Lexington has been spared, so far anyway, but north of here got slammed pretty good. Boy, it sure made for a beautiful sky when I left work, and it was so nice to see the students studying out in the sunshine. I feel sorry

april 24, 2017

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” ~ Chief Seattle     Sometimes, when the clouds are just so, the light just right, the puddle just deep enough, sky and pavement combine to make something confusingly beautiful. Beauty is sometimes in the strangest places, isn’t

march 26, 2017

“Confidence is not ‘they will like me.’ Confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t.’” ~ Unknown      I’m sure this photo captures the mood of the Big Blue Nation (BBN) this evening. If you’re unfamiliar, I’m talking about the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team. UK has one of the winningest programs in the country, and for as long as I’ve been alive, it’s been the closest thing

october 18, 2016

“In this life we are all just walking up a mountain, and we can sing as we climb or we can complain about our sore feet. Whichever we choose, we still gotta do the hike. I decided a long time ago singing made a lot more sense.” ~ Unknown     Flying home Sunday evening while the full Hunter’s Moon watched¬†overhead provided some delightfully beautiful moments like this shot flying

october 8, 2016

“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” ~ Anne Frank     I’ve had a migraine for two days. I was so sick with it this morning that I almost didn’t catch my flight to California. But, I received a

october 4, 2016

“Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.” ~ Unknown     A few weeks ago while I was photographing Ruth Bryan’s jazz band the sky was roiling with thunderheads. I could get used to photographing clouds. Only clouds. They’re incredible: their shapes, colors, heights, everything about them is fascinating. So, I’ll just leave this thunderhead here for you to enjoy with me because who doesn’t love watching