For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.
Thanks to all of you who follow my blog, it is most certainly a highlight of my week.
I hope that 2017 brings you everything that you hope for and some unexpected joys as well.
Stay safe, be well, and keep capturing the moments of your life.
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.
A lot can be learned from watching our canine friends and seeing how they live in the moment.
I recall the crazy antics of my bloodhound when she was presented with the “heel” from a loaf of French bread. Her joy knew no end as she pranced, danced, flung it around, rolled all over it, and then at last would eat it.
Another Stafford of ours would do “the green bone dance” when he was given a Greenie to chew on. Designed for dental health we had no idea why they inspired such antics but they always did.
My dogs are some of the lucky ones. They are cherished from the first day that they come to us until the last day of their lives. It isn’t so for many other dogs though and we, the P and I, have a plan to do our part towards making that happen for more animals in the coming year.
We’ll be sharing more about this as it unfolds in the upcoming weeks…
Stay healthy and happy during this holiday season and find joy in the little things.
of weekly blogging.
Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’
Alfred Lord Tennyson
A beautiful day with frigid temperatures and a fine way to end my second year of blogging.
I set a goal for myself two years ago to write a weekly blog post on photography. I wanted it to focus mainly on creativity and inspiration and highlight an image preferably from that week.
It’s now two years later and this year was for me filled with ups and downs and I know that I’m not alone in that.
Highlights and lowlights…rather ironic considering that they’re two of my favorite things.
Some of the best highlights?
Photographing a proton arc during a night of northern lights, in one word…unforgettable.
Photographing rare halos and having the most incredible e-mail conversation with a renowned physicist.
Numerous publications and an Image of the Day by Earthsky.org.
An abundance of canine photo shoots, so dear to my heart.
The lowlights? Frankly I’m just going to visualize whirled peas and leave it at that.
I’ve got a new project starting and can’t wait to immerse myself in it.
Don’t forget to take some moments for yourself during this busy time of year and find something positive to focus on…
is it all it’s cracked up to be?
To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
We hear a lot about perfection; what it is and how to achieve it.
For me though, I think that the imperfect often warrants a closer look and when it comes to photography I’ll take imperfection any day!
There is a certain beauty that comes with symmetry and I think that in many ways we’re programmed to prefer this.
During the flurry of our first big snowstorm of the season I was thrilled to find this tiny snowflake, not at all perfect and yet so utterly perfect!
This is the time of year when I start to think about my goals for the coming year and I have some big ones for next year.
For the next few weeks though my goal is to stay present and not get overwhelmed by the expectations of the season.
Look for beautiful moments, be kind to one another, and celebrate the little things.
in a fragile package.
…the endless repetition of an ordinary miracle.
Orhan Pamuk, Snow
Winter is fast approaching and it does bring its challenges but for me it is one of the most beautiful and picturesque times of year.
I love an opportunity to photograph nature as it appears, these tiny intimate landscapes that are so often overlooked. When you find something this transient that you’d like to photograph, get your shot because this type of subject matter doesn’t linger, but then move around and look at it from different angles. Simply changing your position can make a huge difference with the available light and composition.
In the eyes of those who only see snow as something to be endured perhaps take a moment next time it is falling and appreciate its fragility and uniqueness.
Vapor condensing onto dust particles in the atmosphere…a gift from nature.