october 31, 2018

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“I hope there are days when your coffee tastes like magic, your playlist makes you dance, strangers make you smile, and the night sky touches your soul. I hope there are days when you fall in love with being alive.” ~ Brooke Hampton

 

west

 

The most beautiful part of a sunset may not always be the sunset itself but the glorious colors cast to the east. The 2-Pony Ranch is beautiful all the time and I find it especially beautiful bathed in long shadows of golden light. Plus, long shadows are slimming and I’m all for that.

 

east

october 29, 2018

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“People who wonder whether the glass is half full or half empty are missing the point.
The glass is refillable.” ~ Unknown

 

outstanding in the field

 

The last two days have been filled with music and food and a host of friends old and new. Today, Angie and I spent a long overdue whole day of quality time together. Our extended morning with coffee and bagels set the stage for a beautiful day capped by a gorgeous Oklahoma sunset. I don’t get sunsets like this in the Lexington suburb, which just makes it that much sweeter when I get to see one. The truth is that every sunset, no matter how much or little of you see of it, is a blessing. I love my people and I love Oklahoma sunsets.

 

sunset managers

 

october 16, 2018

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“When a negative thought enters your mind, think three positive thoughts. Train yourself to flip the script.” ~ Unknown

 

gift

 

When the sunset is beautiful, you go outside and marvel at it. Maybe even take a photo even thought it pales in comparison to the real thing. Sunsets are gifts.

october 9, 2018

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“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” ~ Rumi

 

sunset

 

In operation since 1798, The Augusta Ferry is one of the oldest continuously operating ferries in the U.S. It’s open seven days a week, runs 8a to 8p, and will cost you $5 one way, unless you’re on foot, in which case you can ride for free. I’m kicking myself for not doing it, but it’s just more incentive to go back.

october 4, 2018

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“Be who you want to be. Be who God has created you to be.” ~ Tayvis “Tayvho” Akpan

 

sunset

 

In all the birthdayness and busy of this week I’ve not had time to even look at what I shot in Augusta last weekend. That is, until this evening. There are some okay shots, but the photo above of Pam Bick photographing the sunset stood out to me. The river is peaceful. Pam is peaceful. The sky, the sunset, beautiful. Beautiful like Pam. She’s a special person to so many. I don’t think her sisters could love her any more than they do. They adore her. And I’m very lucky she adopted me. What an honor.

 

The Rental Sisters

september 30, 2018

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“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” ~ William James

 

battlefield

 

Dad turns 80 tomorrow, but since that’s a Monday – I have to work and they have appointments all day – we started the festivities today. We did what we often do when we’re looking for an adventure: we took off with no particular destination. Ya just start driving and see where the road leads. Today, it led us first to Highbridge then to the Historic Battle of Perryville Battlefield (top photo). We had a wonderful day together and we were treated to a beautiful Bluegrass sunset on the way home. I’m so grateful.

 

here comes trouble

june 13, 2018

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“There are FAFILLIONS of people here. MILLIONS and PILLIONS, as my son says. And the ones you meet tomorrow may change your life, or smile at you on the bus, or make you 😍. The possibilities, my goodness, let’s rest up.” ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

into the abyss

 

I was about to step into the car leaving Craggy Gardens when I saw this young man looking into a valley of clouds. He was natural, at ease, and completely present. A mountaintop moment? It was for me, at least. It’s good to get away from everyday life sometimes, go up to the mountain and breath deeply.

february 8, 2018

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“Things falling apart is also a kind of healing.” ~ Pema Chödrön

Winter down (Snapseed)

 

I know it seems I’m obsessing a bit on the weather, the sky, and/or winter, but I can’t help but admire a sky like this. When my day has been otherwise uneventful, I stop to reflect on the fact that I can see these beautiful winter hues. That is a remarkable thing if you really stop to think about it. The gift of sight…..and the sense to appreciate it, itself a bit of a gift. I hope the skies are this spectacular where you are.

february 4, 2018

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“You yourself are your own obstacle. Rise above yourself.” ~ Hafiz

 

northwest

 

Again, last week, we were treated to beautiful winter sunsets. This one didn’t come with remarkable clouds exactly, but it’s radiance was unmistakably gorgeous. The view from the top of the Limestone Street garage begged for a pano. Alas, I did not oblige, but I did snap a few. I have never regretted taking the time to stop and watch a sunset. I doubt I ever will.

 

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