2016 Word – Hustle

In the early part of 2016, I used One Word to frame the year and my intentions. The word that chose me was “hustle” after I’d done Jon Acuff’s “30 Days of Hustle” in January. Although I’d initially picked something else as my word, it became apparent that was to be my word this year. I … Read More


Missing: A Personality

I seem to have lost my personality recently. My “part-time” job has been fairly high stress due to some turnover and I’ve been working a lot of hours to transition, streamline, and meet tax due dates. I’ll get those hours back, but not for a while. If you want to discuss Excel functions and formulas, … Read More


Spring in Virginia

I’m experimenting with a product called Canva and thought I’d create this to see how it looks. I’m not sure about the service – the bottom pictures were cut off in Facebook and I was unable to import this into Lightroom to run it through my export settings and downsize the picture. As a result, … Read More


Looking Up From the Ground

I become so focused on my photography, that sometimes I forget to look up and just enjoy the moment. The other day, I was intent on photographing this robin while I was at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens: What appealed to me were the rich colors of the feathers on its back, as well as … Read More


It’s Beautiful Everywhere

One great thing about spring in Virginia is how pretty it is everywhere. I thought I’d show you what I see as I’m driving around! A word of warning though – these are not drop dead gorgeous shots. They can’t be. The locations are bad and on the days I shot these, so was the … Read More


A Late Winter Walk

The world is but a canvas to the imagination. – Henry David Thoreau A few days before the official start of spring, I took a walk at one of my favorite places, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. The shadows were lovely, even though the trees are still bare. The crocus were in bloom – just … Read More


The Joy of Common Work

. . . Do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. – Robert Lewis Stevenson It’s easy for me to get caught up in wanting everything fancy, just like I think everyone else has it. But … Read More


What Is Orange?

So what is orange? Orange is warmth and sunlight, whether on my face or basking in a smile from my daughter. Orange is the glory of flowers, showing off their brilliance for all to see and enjoy. It is delicate sunrises and spectacular sunsets. It is fruits and vegetables, lined up gaily, whether for eating or … Read More


A Walk At Night

After a diligent weekend of doing laundry, cooking and paying bills, I skipped out after supper to take a night walk at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  I wasn’t planning on taking pictures – I really wanted just a walk – but I hadn’t taken any daily pictures.  Oops.  So I took my camera and … Read More


Photo Galleries

Since my pictures tend to be all over, I put together some galleries to show various subjects in a single place.  This is still being worked on, so new galleries will be added in the future!   Night Photography