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, December 27, 2011
“I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas: It brings people together while time stands still. Cozy couples lazily meandered the streets and children trudged sleds and chased snowballs. No one seemed to be in a rush to experience anything other than the glory of the day, with each other, whenever and however it happened”
― Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
This is a wonderful day for this young lady. She is turning 15 at last. It is going to be a big year, with driving priviliges and responsibilities. She has grown from being a little girl into an amazing young woman. What a joy she is in my life!
Most of us can remember a time when a birthday - especially if it was one's own brightened the world as if a second sun has risen. - Robert Lynd
If you want to be happy, be. - Henry David Thorreau
The best way to keep children at home
is to make the home atmosphere pleasant,
and let the air out of the tires.
- Dorothy Parker
- Dorothy Parker
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
"Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something and doing all that we can—working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fortitude, even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. Patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!"
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
This tree is along a creek and it has flooded it's banks a time or two, as you can see from all of the branches that it wears.
“One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.”
Friday, December 9, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
You have no idea how many pictures I had to take before I could get to the last one (which is one of my favorites!) She has a sixth sense for when mom is taking pictures, and she hates to have them taken of her!
“Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible — the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.”
- Virginia Satir
Linking up with Rebecca at The Simple Things.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
"You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory.
Memory rebuilds the mountain,
changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves."
-- Lito Tejada-Flores
-- Lito Tejada-Flores
"It's always further than it looks.
It's always taller than it looks.
And it's always harder than it looks." -- The 3 rules of mountaineering
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
“To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feelthe breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of year, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.” Rachel Carson
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The Bride loved the examples of these pictures that she found on the internet.... I loved her shoes, so we both had fun with setting these up.
"To laugh often and love much...
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others,
to give one's self... this is to have succeeded."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson -
"Follow your bliss." - Joseph Campbell
"Love doesn't make the world go round.
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
Franklin P. Jones
"To the world, you may be just one person.
But to one person, you just might be the world."
"True love stories never have endings." Richard Bach