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.  

april 15, 2019

“Your circle should want to see you win. Your circle should clap loudly when you have good news. If not, get a new circle.” ~ Wesley Snipes     Alisa Marshall Burnett is my oldest friend. Tonight she told her 13 year old son Riley that she has always known me. Neither of us remember meeting. It was probably kindergarten. Maybe sooner. We used to stay all night with each

april 8, 2019

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” ~ Mother Theresa     One of you smart people out there tell us what this beautiful little flower is. The rolling hills of the Bluegrass look like they belong in a Prince Purple Rain video. You see it where crops are grown but also along the roadside where little more than weeds grow. What is

october 31, 2018

“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     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

october 29, 2018

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

october 16, 2018

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

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

october 4, 2018

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

september 30, 2018

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

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.