5 on 5: december

And just like that, 2016 is gone.  For me, it was a long and difficult year that was plagued with sickness and injury and loss. I spent much of December grieving the year so that I could enter the new year in freedom and hope.  While I loved these five images in color, I felt…

the hours

I had the honor of doing the project, The Hours, again this year.  It was a collective project in which a group of photographers, who met on Flickr, each posted a single image every month, taken during a particular hour of the day. We started in January  with 7am and then moved through the day…

traveling in the dark

A dear friend shared this beautiful poem by Jan Richardson.  I feel like I am surrounded by friends that are traveling in the dark.  It is a season of life none of us escape.  May it bless you as it blessed me. A Blessing for Traveling in the Dark Go slow if you can. Slower….

practicing my practice

  I have had a month full of rest and joy. Looking for things that make me happy has been an encouraging exercise  for my soul.  I have found these two quotes from Thomas Merton to be inspiring. If we are to love one another truly our love will be graced with a clear-sighted prudence…

like the cup

A friend on Facebook posted this poem today. I cannot stop thinking about it. It is a kind of love, is it not? How the cup holds the tea, How the chair stands sturdy and foursquare, How the floor receives the bottoms of shoes Or toes. How soles of feet know Where they’re supposed to…

10 on 10: April

For our 21st anniversary, my husband and I went to La Jolla, CA for the weekend. It was lovely to get away to such a beautiful city and do nothing.  Well, except shoot film. Both my husband and I love to shoot film and took seven different cameras between us! One camera I love on…

the hours

This last year I have had the honor of participating in a collaborative blog called The Hours.  The concept was simple.  Each photographer would submit one photo taken at the same hour each month.  We started with 7 am in January and went through he hours of the day as the months passed.  It was…

5 on 5: may

Two of my favorites from May are photos of Andy.  Maybe that is because he is one of my favorites?     I am honored to be doing this blog roll with some amazing photographers.  Head on over to Vanessa’s beautiful blog next, then continue on through.

camera strap review

My front page shows me and my Yashica LM.  It also shows the beautiful Figosa camera strap.  I loved how comfortable the strap was, but more than that, I loved how it made my camera a fashion accessory. You can read my full review of the strap over at Film Shooters Collective.      

making me new

All day I have had this song in my head.    As I started cleaning up from the day I saw my new tomato plants growing in my windowsill.  They seemed to hold what my heart is daring to hold today.      So thankful for beautiful things made out of us.  So thankful I am…

this journey

I am thankful for this journey I am on. I am thankful for the things I have learned along the way. I am thankful for the things that offer themselves today. I am thankful for the things that are waiting for me tomorrow. I am also thankful for old photos that I have never posted…….

tears

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try and avoid suffering, the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion of your fear of being hurt.                        …