Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Autumn's Glory


In all its splendor

Kim Klassen Textures

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Saturday, September 29, 2012


A woodland wildlflower

Small and pale

Looks upon her distant relative

Showy and brilliant

And wonders

What it would be like to be her

But it seems it isn't her path

To live her life in the center

Beautiful and admired

But to be obedient

To the One who created her

Blooming in the shadows

Knowing she is loved

And has a purpose in Him

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Simply Beautiful

Missing the pinks

And warmth of summer days

Looking forward to a new season to explore!

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I'm so honored to be chosen as one of the top three in the weekly flower art contest at Photography by Leanne!


Friday, September 14, 2012


Through my lens

I discover the depths of beauty

My soul soars to unknown heights


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Thursday, September 6, 2012


Standing tall

Back strong

Facing the Light

Knowing where Hope lives

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Saturday, September 1, 2012


is a beautiful thing

Basking in Grace

This soul finds joy

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Focusing on Life

In my search to learn all I can about photography, I stumbled upon a great place. It is filled with beautiful artwork and insightful contributors. If you are share the passion that has become an obsession for me, Focusing on Life is a great source of inspiration and encouragement.  They are featuring my barn photo this week as their  IN FOCUS selection this week.

I am grateful for their encouragement and honored to participate!

Focusing on Life

Friday, August 10, 2012

Skinny-Mini eCourse


Day by day I understand a little more about photography.  Although it has been unseasonably warm, I try to get out every day to shoot.  I do believe I am obsessed with capturing the beauty before me!

Though I know so little, I've signed up for Kim Klassen's free Skinny-Minny eCourse.  My daughter has been patiently teaching me a little about Photoshop this summer.  She will be back to college soon so I signed up for a formal class.  I am learning so much...

  I wake up each morning looking forward to what the day's class will teach me!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Storms of Life

Tiny, pure, innocent

The storms of life swirl around her

She thrives by the grace of God

To do the work He has sent her to do

Friday, June 29, 2012

Uncommon Beauty

Common roadside beauty

A weed to most

Overlooked, unnoticed

Except for a brief splash of color

Up close its beauty is

Not to be outdone 

Do we often bother enough

To look closely at those around us

To seek their beauty?

All that comes before us

Has something to offer

As a part of God's creation

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Longing for this place...

A state of mind

Where life passes at a slower pace

And mosquitoes are my only problem

I'm making my way there

Where days are longer

And peace and tranquility are mine

Monday, May 28, 2012

Exotic Birds

Exotic to this Midwestern gal

Meet Harry, the Great Blue Heron

Yes, I name them

And Oscar, an Osprey

This is Sassy

And Patsy

Clover, the Plover

Corny, I know

The twin Ibis, Laura and Maura

The beach I visit is quite isolated

So I spend a great deal of time

With these birds that I love

Monday, May 14, 2012

So In Love

Can one fall in love

With a color they've always known?

Familiar, unappealing to me

Seen with new eyes

A new love

Is mine

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

So Much to Learn

I'm a macro kind of girl
I love color and detail
 Like the heron
Introverted and shy
 I enjoy
Up close and personal
In relationships and shooting
But I'm trying
So much to learn...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Lucky shot

Mostly luck

But I'll take it

It doesn't take much

To fill me with delight

Eye Candy


In the sub-tropics

Vivid pockets of color

And new flowers to capture

All too much to gather in one day

Meant to be savored

The one I want to get close to is beyond my reach

My beloved plumeria

And its intoxicating fragrance...

Monday, May 7, 2012


We are in sunny Florida

Where is not only sunny but hot & humid

This little guy basks in the sunny warmth to rest

While we escape

To the cool air conditioned condo

For our afternoon siesta

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Island Sunset

This is the life

I'd love to live every day


I'll be happy to live it just for today

52 Photos Project

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Glorious Spring

Filled with so much lovliness

I hardly blogged through it

Because I was so captivated by its beauty

Wandering and shooting

with a burning desire to capture it all

My family believes me to have gone off the deep end

Truth be told

I've never been better

What a glorious spring!