Nature

Tiny Marvels

Such amazing beauty can be found in tiny marvels all around us – bugs, bees, butterflies, caterpillars, hummingbirds – an almost endless list of small miracles asking us to slow down and really see the details. Really seeing those details is often much easier with the aid of “vision helpers” like microscopes, binoculars, and cameras. […]

Going a little “batty” in this one

What an amazing photo weekend! I just got back from a short photo trip with Kathy Adams Clark, a wonderful and talented professional photographer who has been both mentor and friend for many years. She took our small group of photographers to a small, seemingly nondescript ranch in the southern Arizona desert, where we found […]

Taking Time to Smell the Roses

In our photographic travels, we often focus on gardens and flowers: Keukenhof Gardens in Holland, Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, Callaway Gardens in Georgia, Bellingrath Gardens in Alabama, and hundreds more wonderful oases of beauty and timeless moments. These are the places we revisit again and again, reveling in the opportunity, at this late stage […]

ALASKA – Understanding why my mother loves Alaska!

Last year I posted a short tribute to my mother’s love of Alaska (and her love of travel in general). At 92, she was in the midst of her latest trip to Alaska (her 13th or 14th trip to Alaska, I think). She has family, nephews, that live there, and they have so many times […]

POETRY

  To dance in frozen motion To shear apart whatever clings To spin a filament of prose distilled is poetry. To open doors of perception To be earth’s awareness of itself To see the world as it is and is not is poetry. To paint pastel Unicorns and laughing Macaws To sing the wonder of […]

WINGS

I was very young when I first imagined I could fly Just 4 or 5 I think, and very confused About those grown-up boundaries dividing Dreams and fantasy from cold reality. By day I’d lie in grassy fields and watch a fearless Blue Jay harass a stalking cat, then safely leap aloft And flap his […]

Of Seasons and Circles

While we love photographing landscapes and nature in general,  our first photographic love has always been flowers and gardens and colorful trees. Being southerners (Texas and Louisiana natives), we really love spring and fall which helps us to tolerate summer and winter (don’t laugh if you come from further north – winter feels cold when […]