Solitude in the Sierras…

  The Sierra Nevada Mountains in the fall showcase such brilliant, bright colors, especially the yellows in the aspens. I came across this creek while photographing in the eastern Sierra Nevadas and it was so peaceful looking. I love the bright yellows against the dark greens of the pines and the reflection in the water.

The Ghost of Bodie…

The little mining town of Bodie, California began life in 1859 during the Gold Rush fever when a couple of prospectors found gold. Twenty years later it was one of the largest boom towns in California. Mining companies came in and built stamp mills that pounded the ore to remove the precious metals. At it s peak almost 10,000 people resided in Bodie with…

The Magnificance of God’s Creation…

I’ve visited Yosemite National Park several times and each time I’m in awe of the majestic panorama that surrounds me. The granite mountains carved by glaciers long ago stand as a testimony to God’s handiwork. Standing in Yosemite Valley and looking up at the granite structures surrounding you makes you feel very insignificant in the realm of creation. El Capitan stands guard while Half…

The Rocky Coastline of Northern California…

Rocks, kelp, sea lions, and otters…all regular sightings when you visit the northern California coastline. The sea shore is rocky and so different from the southern sandy beaches. But it  was just as inspiring watching the waves slap against the rocks and splash their spray. At every stop along the coast I thought that had to be the perfect spot for a photograph, then…

Jelly Fish, Sea Dragons, and Fish-eating Anemones?

A recent visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium provided an insight to underwater sea creatures that I’ve only seen in Disney and Pixar movies. I didn’t know and didn’t really stop to think that the characters portrayed in children’s flicks such as Finding Nemo, Shark Tale, and The Reef were actually based on real creatures! Silly me! If you ever get the opportunity to…

Ferris Wheels and Carnival Lights…

I love carnivals and fairs…the Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, and carnival rides – especially at night. I know it’s not for everyone, but for me – I love it…the bright lights, the mixed array of sounds, the yummy food smells. I guess maybe because it brings back great memories of younger days when Cotton Carnival was held downtown on the river. Then after my kids…

Spontaneous…

There are two words that I don’t think describe me – impulsive and spontaneous. I like a plan. I like to know what lies ahead of me. Before I get out of bed, I’m planning my day. I’m writing articles and emails in my head and making lists. Don’t get me wrong, I like to leave some things to chance, but within a framework…

An Old Barn In Maury County

My friend and I passed this intriguing old barn on our way home from Maury County – at least it looked intriguing to me, all the old wood, the little copula on top, the vines growing over it. It has long been forgotten, except by those looking for the old and forgotten things of the past to photograph. (You know you have a good…

Little White Church in Maury County

Back in August a friend of mine and I headed to Middle Tennessee on a road trip to visit another friend for her birthday. On the way home we found this little white church back off the side of the road. The lawn around the church was cut, so people are still worshiping there. What’s cool is that whether it’s a large mega church…

Beale St at Night

I seem to be hooked on night photos lately! Anyway, here’s another photo from my adventure to photograph Memphis at night this last weekend. Maybe tomorrow I’ll find another subject to post…or maybe not!

Memphis Night Lights

My friends and I found the best spot ever to photograph the Memphis skyline at night. It took a little clue searching to find it and a couple of wrong turns and backtracking on gravel roads, but it was worth it. It was a gorgeous night – perfect weather and no bugs!

Sunset on the Mississippi

Last weekend I participated in the Scott Kelby Photo Walk 2011 along with other photogs all over the world. This year I walked with photographers, both professional with really, really nice DSLRs and amateurs with point & shoots) in Memphis at Harbor Town. (I could live at Harbor Town!!) Always looking for an excuse to shoot with those who share the same passion! \

I finally did it!

  I did it. I finally did it. I jumped head first into the world of blogs! I’m not sure what this world looks like from my end, but I want this to be a place to share all the passions of my life.