Each year the Japanese Magnolia blooms in late January or early February and each year I document it with both my digital and film cameras. I love my hope tree, who right in the middle of winter and while empty of leaves, blooms the most glorious large white flowers. The symbolism isn’t lost on me. […]Read more "my hope tree"
I have just returned from an epic trip to Iceland. Real life has me running and I haven’t been able to scan my film or get the images off my camera yet. I do, however, have some iPhone images from the trip that hold some of my favorite memories from the trip. For more […]Read more "5 on 5: February"
My tree is blooming and is covered in pink and white. I am not sure I have seen her so full. She must be loving all this rain. I am reminded each year, as she blooms in the middle of winter, that when life is at its darkest the most growth can be done. Hope […]Read more "tree of hope"
This morning I went out to check on my tree. She is beginning to bloom and in the soft pink light of the morning, she is beautiful. As I was outside capturing her first blooms, I reveled in the quiet and the stillness of the morning. I took deep, healing breaths. I inhaled the new […]Read more "quiet beginnings"
I can’t believe we have sailed through January so quickly. I hope this isn’t a sign for how quickly 2017 plans on going. One thing I noticed about my favorite five images this month is that they are all film images. I hope that means there will be more film in 2017. When I have […]Read more "5 on 5: january"
I keep coming across poems and quotes that have touched me or rang true for me in some way. As I record them in my journals, I am noticing that I keep coming back to a few thinkers and poets over and over. Let nothing upset you, let nothing startle you. All things pass; God […]Read more "journal findings"
My tree continues to grow buds. Besides the one bloom, she has yet to cover herself in pink wonder just yet. I am waiting, eagerly but patiently. I know what is in store. I know it will be glorious. I know it will bring me great delight. As I wait, I think about the prayer […]Read more "trust the slow work"