my hope tree

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. […]

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5 on 5: February

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 […]

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tree of hope

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 […]

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quiet beginnings

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 […]

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5 on 5: january

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 […]

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journal findings

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 […]

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trust the slow work

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 […]

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