A bit of a stretch

I'm so ready for the snow to melt that I find my eyes lingering longingly anywhere there is a sign of melting.

In order to constantly be creating, I set myself little challenges. One challenge is to find the beauty in our surroundings always and I try to accomplish this by taking at least one new photo while waiting for my daughter's bus each week. This is fairly challenging because we live in one of those large apartment complexes where everything is landscaped and lined up in neat little rows. It might be nice, but it's not exactly inspiring. So this is from last week. It's maybe a bit of a stretch, but it's the only one I felt was outside of the proverbial box.


This shot was taken with the camera set to auto-focus. It came out zoomy (that's a technical term, I'm sure) but slightly focused on his face. So I exaggerated the zoominess (again with the technical terms) and messed with the color a bit. I think it's a really cool picture.


Change is not Merely Necessary

“Change is not merely necessary to life, it is life.”
~Alvin Toffler

The Sun Has Got it's Hat On!

The sun has got it's hat on,
Hip, hip, hip, hip hooray!
The sun has got it's hat on
and it's coming out to play!

That's the song Ab asked me to sing when she saw the sunrise from her bedroom window. "Should I take a picture?" I asked.

Once I saw a little bird...

... come hop, hop, hop.
And I said, "Little bird, won't you stop, stop, stop?"

As we were waiting for the bus in this morning's frigid cold, these little birds and the blue sky behind them reminded us that Spring is on it's way!



Sunrise in early February

Different stages of the same sunrise with a few different effects.


Art Reminds

“Life beats down and crushes the soul
and art
reminds you that you have one.”
~Stella Adler

Most of the snow has melted and I realize that soon these naked trees I love to photograph will soon be covered with leaves again. This mostly thrills me, but also makes me a little bit sad. I love these photos.


Jonny Lang: Part 1

We went to see Jonny Lang and his brilliant band play at the end of last month. I've been a fan for many years, but never had the opportunity to go see him live. My husband bought me tickets to the show and a night out of town sans children! It was great!

If you've never had the opportunity to see Jonny play live, GO SEE HIM! It was a fabulous show. Not only is Jonny a phenomenal musician and singer, but his band is amazing as well. You will not be disappointed!


Bus Stop

I've started taking my camera out to the bus stop with us in the morning. These are from this week.


Hope is the Thing

"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all."
~Emily Dickinson

Winter Light

Thy Word.

"Thy word is lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." -Psalm 119:105