If a picture paints a thousand words

This blog is a place for me to work on my photography. My goal is to submit a new picture every day and to get better as the moments go by. I take all pictures with my digital camera. I worked for years with a 35 mm minolta, and this is a learning experience for me. I am afraid that I got lazy and allowed the camera to choose most of the settings for me. This is my journey of learning how to shoot a camera that is not in a program mode. It is harder than I ever imagined. That makes this challenge both a new experience and a joy for me.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Nothing quite like a visit from Santa,
When Santa is really Papa John!

Is what's in the room
With you at Christmas,
If you stop opening presents
And listen.

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Good ol' Hat

"Life is like a new hat. 
You don't know if it suits you 
if you keep trying it on 
in front of your own mirror."  
Shirley McLaine.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

What Happened to my Car???

“Never lend your car to anyone
to whom you have given birth.”
~Erma Bombeck~

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunrise of Hope

There was never 
a night or a problem
That could defeat 
sunrise or hope.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Arizona Sky

“Clouds come floating into my life, 
no longer to carry rain or usher storm, 
but to add color to my sunset sky.” 
~Rabindranath Tagore~ 

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Rainbow in the Evening

“God puts rainbows in the clouds 

so that each of us- 

in the dreariest 

and most dreaded moments- 

can see a possibility of hope.”

~Maya Angelou~