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.

2018 Recap: The Weekly Photo Challenge

This month I will be posting recaps of various categories for 2018.  Today I am highlighting The Weekly Photo Challenges of 2018.   As many of you remember, in June WordPress announced their last Weekly Photo Challenge.  Many of us voiced our disapproval with this move but over time we realized change is a part of…

Our Cabin: A 30-Day Comparison

What a difference 30 days can make.  The photo on the left was taken early November.  The one on the right was taken today.   Just yesterday temperatures climbed to 60 F.  Today, snow and colder temperatures.  Welcome to Indiana.  Personally, I miss the beautiful fall colors but I have come to terms with “winter is…

A Lovely Walk in a Fall Forest

With my Nikon in tow, I took a stroll through our woods last Monday.  I am glad I did.  The fall foliage was at its best.  This beautiful fall day was followed by several rainy days in a row.  Leaving many of our trees with fewer leaves. Click on any photo above to view a…

Some Trail Maintenance is Needed

The other day I ventured off with my camera in hopes of capturing the peak fall foliage of our woods.  I was surprised to see so much green left.  Along the way I stumbled upon a few new trees down across our paths.  Looks like it’s time to spend a day clearing some trails. Next…