december 20, 2015

“There are no “do overs” on days after they pass….let’s make this one a great one!” ~ Bree Chapman     This evening, Stacy Yelton and I attended Nine Lessons and Carols at Good Shepherd alongside Lori-Lyn Hurley and her beautiful mom. The first thing I saw when I stepped into the chapel was this prayer station. I don’t recall seeing it last year, so I asked Lori-Lyn if I

december 6, 2015

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi     For years I’ve been captivated by the cross at First Presbyterian Church. It stirs something in me. Its shadow against the ornate pipes of the organ is intriguing. The cross is especially noticeable at night when the lights are low and moody. Tonight I had the privilege of shooting the Bach

september 20, 2015

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. ~ M. Scott Peck     I went to First Presbyterian Church in downtown Lexington this morning. After everyone

august 25, 2015

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson     I don’t like this shot as much as the mausoleums I posted last night, but nevertheless it’s a great example of the ornate tombstones that adorn the Lexington Cemetery. Have I mentioned that I can’t wait until the leaves turn in autumn? And bloom again in

june 2, 2015

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” ~ Margaret Mead   On last Saturday’s adventure I took Stacy to the Cane Ridge Meeting House since she’d never been there. Unlike the totally peaceful, inspired visit I had with mom and dad last year, this visit was hurried between a church picnic outside, and another church’s service inside with a tour guide

may 27, 2015

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday, and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and and mostly live.” ~ Dalai Lama     Mt. Zion United Methodist Church sits just off Highway 68 between the Kentucky River and Shakertown. Established in 1839, this little church perched atop the ridge has a

august 18, 2014

“Stop thinking too much. It’s alright not to know the answers. They will come to you when you least expect it.” ~ Unknown     This is the back of the building that was in yesterday’s post. Driving home from work I slowed to take more pictures. Stacy gasped, “Look at that cross!” You couldn’t really see it when all the trees were standing, but now, without them, it’s striking. You have to

july 29, 2014

“It doesn’t matter how long you live, as long as your love is wide.” ~ George Barton     There’s this hill just off I-64 between Mt. Sterling and Owingsville with three large crosses at the very top. At both sunset and sunrise they’re especially noticeable. Otherwise, they kind of blend in, and it would be easy to miss them. I’ve wanted to photograph them for a long time, but the busy

july 10, 2014

“It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.” ~ Andre Gide     From the Basilica in Covington comes one of the most ornate crosses I’ve ever seen. The woodwork is incredible; such artistry.

july 7, 2014

“We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” ~ Pema Chodron