January 1, 2018

A small out-the-window backyard photoshoot. I was hoping for a squirrel or a shot of a plane leaving the airport behind our neighborhood, but no such luck. I’m off my feet for a little while and we have single digit temps outside, so it will be awhile before I get out and take pictures. I did purchase a wide-angle lens today, so I will be prepared for warmer and more mobile days!




December 23, 2017

A very Merry Christmas to you and your family from me and these furry friends I am pet sitting this week!






December 9, 2017

It’s amazing to me how much the Christmas season changes everything. Wrapped foil chocolates and candied apples are in season, catching my eye in the store window. Ornamental greens and snow covered lights bring just a touch of warmth to the drop in temperature. From head to toe our culture is covered in Christmas. It reshapes everything we do, each conversation we have. Isn’t that a reflection of what the first Christmas did? It changed everything.




December 3, 2017

Tonight I was able to enjoy this year’s only super-moon. I tried using a tripod for the first time to help with camera shake (brr, cold!) but was less than impressed with the inexpensive version I purchased on a last minute whim. I learned a lot photographing the moon, the unique environment of light and shadows forced me to play with my camera settings to get it just right. Even in the midst of my quest for that perfect photo, overexposed and underexposed photos led to new perspectives.


December 2, 2017

This afternoon I spent some time making a moment I wrote about in Looking for Christmas come to life. I’ve been visiting this semi-hidden river trail for nearly 15 years. It’s a space that allows me to think, decide and in this case imagine.  At the recommendation of a passerby, I left some of the decorations behind for anyone else who may be looking for Christmas. Among crisp brown leaves and evergreens, bright holiday colors. There’s always something to find if you look close enough!