september 7, 2015

“Our words and images have power and it’s up to us if those have positive or negative results.” ~ Silas House     The sun had set and tiki torches lit when I came across these two little friends, perhaps sisters, enjoying their wedding dinners pond side. How sweet they looked watching the colors creep across the calming waters. Life for these girls will be all the richer if they

september 6, 2015

“Note to self: Let things go.” ~ Unknown     I started processing photos from cousin Richard’s wedding. The ceremony was held on a island in the middle of a beautiful pond in southern Ohio. The island is accessible only by a swinging bridge. I don’t like swinging bridges, mostly because of Richard. Oh, how I love the irony of life sometimes. You see, before Highway 80 cut through our ancestral

august 14, 2015

“So in the end, remember, do your best, follow your arrow and make something amazing out of your life. Oh, and never stop smiling.” ~ Unknown     Wally and I look forward to our evening walks. I think he’s just beautiful in the sunset, but then, I’m a little biased. I kinda think he’s handsome all the time. And he’s so sweet. I’m a lucky gal!  

july 9, 2015

“Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset.” ~ Joss Whedon   One evening Angie and I went driving. She stopped quickly and pointed to this house. The sun was setting perfectly. I showed the image to Pam Kingfisher the following day. It turns out that this is the house she passes frequently and photographs during stunning sunsets. It also happens that her great grandmother’s house was next door. It has since

june 21, 2015

“Those with a passion for life have saved the world for all of us.” ~ Joan Chittister     Happy Solstice everyone. May this year’s longest day bring you every happiness. As the days begin to get shorter, and the nights longer, may our kindness and compassion for one another grow with the coming seasons.

june 20, 2015

“You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” ~ Marianne Williamson     I was supposed to be at Serpent Mound in Ohio to watch the sun set into the serpent’s mouth as it does every summer Solstice (technically Solstice is tomorrow, but observance was tonight). Instead, I sat inside most of the day and watched the winds of Tropical Storm

april 20, 2015

“It costs $0.00 to be a decent person.” ~ Unknown     There was a tiny sliver of sunlight late this evening. It hit the blooming dogwoods and parting rain clouds just right, but for only a moment. I grabbed my camera. It felt so good to do that. Sometimes you take for granted how little things like that can be impossible if you have a migraine, or some other debilitating

march 12, 2015

“The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love.” ~ Henry Miller     An advantage driving west in the evenings are the sunsets. There’s little finer than a colorful sunset. They say every snowflake is unique, that no two are the same. I’d say the same about sunsets. A good sunset can remind you to be thankful

january 7, 2015

“Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.” ~ Unknown     This is the last day of my forties: light snow flurries and bitter cold. I’m told it was a day much like this when my mother went into labor.

november 1, 2014

“We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.” ~ Olin Miller     I spent the day helping Crystal Heis photograph a wedding. She’s a real pro at this stuff. She knows how to pose people, and how to make them look their best. She even knows how to make an impromptu boutonniere when necessary. All her hard work makes