hope quote

Thomas Merton has a hope quote that I love.  I could remember part of it, but not the whole quote. It was driving me crazy.  I knew it was in No Man Is an Island, but I could not remember where. I searched the Hope chapter again and again, without any luck.  I gave up…

simple prayers

At the beginning and end of my personal prayer time, my time with directees, and when I am facilitating group spiritual direction, I pray the same two prayers.  I am sure I have posted them on my blog before, but they seem to be just the prayers my heart is needing these days.  They are…

window

This photo is also for The Hours, 2pm.  

pink spring blooms

I love Fuji Reala.  The film captures reds and purples with perfect vibrancy.  I was so sad when I heard it was being discontinued.  I quickly bought more rolls, but I am coming to the end of my stock pile. I took several pictures of this lovely tree in bloom for my 10am post over…

new

My word for 2014 is BECOME.  When making a list of what I want to become in 2014, closer to my Creator and grounded in truth topped my list.  I started pondering how I could make that happen.  Then I remembered how I became a better photographer.  I surrounded myself with photographers that were better than…

goodbye, 2013.

thirteen of my favorite shots from 2013…… Mamiya 645 Canon 5D Yashica LM Yashica LM Canon 5D Yashica LM Canon 5D Mamiya 645 Mamiya 645 Canon 5D Canon 5D Yashica LM Polaroid Land Camera 420

5 on 5 december

I was able to shoot a good amount of film in December. Canon 1N | Kodak Portra Yashica LM | Kodak Portra We also did a youth retreat up in the mountains. I was able to shoot in the snow.  Living in Southern California, this is something that never really happens.  While it was quite…

5 on 5, July

I had a hard time choosing this month.  For me, that is a good thing.  I think this blog roll is going to help me learn to love my own work.  Why be an artist if you don’t love what you create? This one of my favorites.  First, it is film.  That is always a…

Fave Five on Five ~ June

Last month, I was invited to participate in a new blog roll. The idea is seven women posting their favorite five shots from the previous month on the fifth of each month.  I am so honored to be included in such a great group of photographers. It was interesting to look back and ask myself…

ranunculus

As part of our anniversary trip, we stopped at the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch.  There were ranunculus as far as the eye could see.  It was a great way to start our mini vacation.  I tried to capture every color on both Fuji Reala and Kodak Portra.  Enjoy your walk in the fields. Mamiya…

the traveling companion

I was feeling the burden of life, so I headed to a local monastery for some time of quiet.  I noticed the light, and it warmed me.  I noticed the life around me and it gave me hope.  However, I still felt I was walking around with twenty suitcases of crap; one filled with shame,…

thankful for homeschooling

This month I am doing a thankful project.  When I began this project, I knew that one blessing that I  would have to list would be homeschooling.  As I was making my list of why I am so thankful for homeschooling, I started to realize that I am not only thankful for the experience of…