Week 10: Hometown

Week 10 of the 52-week photography challenge: “Tell us the story of your hometown. It could be a famous landmark, something the town is known for, or even just your favorite place to relax.” Monrovia, IN The closest small town to our country home.  Complete with a friendly bar and a little cafe big on…

Week 9: Inspiration – Mood

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument downtown Indianapolis Week 9 of the 52-week photography challenge. Inspiration:  Mood  “Your artistic inspiration this week is the mood you are feeling today.  Take that mood and use it to create art.” A trip to the city inspired this photo.  I love our country home but new subject matter is always…

Week 8: Leading Lines

Week 8 of the 52-week photography challenge. Composition:  Leading Lines “It is easy to use Leading Lines to show depth in an image or guide the eye to a specific spot in the image.  Instead, this week use leading lines to show the concept of infinity.” Where does it lead? I will admit I only…

Four Books Down for 2019

Four books so far for 2019.  All were great reads.  After reading “The Handmaid’s Tale” I watched the Hulu series and was hooked.  I’m anxiously awaiting the third season.  “Meet the Frugalwoods” made me think differently about spending money.  We already live a pretty frugal life out here in the woods but it inspired me…

Week 7: Love Story

Week 7 of the 52-week photography challenge. Story Telling:  Love Story Yesterday I found our two cats cuddled up together on our outdoor chair.  I couldn’t resist capturing the moment with my camera.  It fit perfectly with this week’s challenge.  They drive each other crazy but in the end the love each other.

Week 5 & 6 : Symmetry & Unfiltered

After remaining inside to stay warm during our polar vortex weather, we got a nice break today. With temperatures in the low 60’s F, it was perfect weather for a day hike. Today I tackled week 5 & 6 of the 52 week photography challenge. Week 5 : Composition: Symmetry Landscape Week 6: Inspiration: #NoFilter…

Week 3 & 4 Photography Challenge: B&W + Warmth

With the weeks running together, I managed to get behind on my 52-week photography challenge.  To get back on track this week I am including both weeks in this post. Week 3:  Inspiration:  Black and White “Your inspiration this week is to simply take an amazing Black and White photograph of any subject you want.”…

Week 2: Composition “Rule of Thirds: Motion”

This past weekend we received a nice blanket of snow.  Everything was quiet and still covered in this cold yet beautiful layer.  For this week’s challenge we were asked to show motion using the rule of thirds. Besides some small birds flitting about this small creek was about the only thing in motion.  It was…

First Post of 2019: Week 1 “Self Portrait”

This week I discovered this 52-week photography challenge hosted by Dogwood Photography.  It was by complete accident that I found it.  As I recall it was featured in an article on the Flipboard App. I knew right away this was just the thing I needed this year.  With so many interests, my photography has taken…

2018 Meditation Goal Met!

On December 22, 2018 I reached a milestone in my meditation practice.  One I never expected to achieve.  Last year, I attempted Insight Timer’s 365 days of meditation.  I failed at that attempt. This year I did it!  December 22, 2018 officially marked 365 consecutive days of meditation.  I stuck with it and made it…

2018 Recap: Books

With a total of 30 books read this year, I enjoyed a wide variety.  The places the novels took me and the wealth of knowledge gained from the non-fiction.  Book number 30, I am still reading but I plan to finish it up by December 31st.  From futuristic to distant past, from space to deep…

2018 Recap: In Photos

It has been a wonderful year full of fun, happiness, frustration, and all of the above. Here’s to whatever 2019 may hold and the many new photos to come in the new year.