Friday, August 29, 2014


“We are all a people in need. We are not perfect. We are not machines. We make mistakes. We need grace. We need compassion. We need help at times. We need other people. And that’s okay.” ― Jamie Tworkowski I've been in a lot of churches recently and have been drawn to the stained glass windows. The stories it tells, the choice of glass and color fascinate and calm my racing noggin down. Peaceful simplicity.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


“What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.” ― Walt Whitman It is hard to believe that mother nature can produce such crazy art. I love the color of this Zinnia and its delicate heart laced center.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

{Spin Me Right Round}

Adventure is worthwhile. Aesop I stared quite awhile at this sight. First trying to meter right for the sun flare and then speed of the "spinner crazy fair I'd never go on ride." It was enjoyable to watch the participants try to master the spin within the spin that was object of this fair ride. After two crazy minutes they popped out of their rust cages with what appeared to be a smeared grin on their faces from what I am assuming was a good time...While this is not my cup of tea it sure was fun watching the entire scenario play out. Fairs are just fabulous places to watch people, animals, society colliding as a whole in a compact radius...winnebago traveling families, 4H culture...etc A bonus of this shot came later when I noticed that I had managed to capture some bokeh along with the sun flare. At first I thought it was blazing light induced blind spots from staring directly into the sun. My kind of fun. As opposed to 2 minute spin rides in a metal bucket giant pinwheel.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

{Fair Friends}

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar This little guy was trying to hide from me. The horns on his head were just beautiful. I managed to get a quick snap as he stubbornly turned away.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


“When a person realizes he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, "Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it's like to be me” ― Carl R. Rogers {And this big ole beauty of a flower made my day...!}

Sunday, August 10, 2014

{I've Got Sunshine}

"Whatever you are, be a good one"-Abraham Lincoln This little peanut was so nervous about his debut as ring bearer. He hid, whined (never cried), grab moms leg and flew to the floor. After adjusting his bearing he stood at the doorway to the church entrance aisle with two junior bridesmaids that took his hand and encouraged him on. I wasn't sure what would happen, three years olds are hard to predict. I was happily surprised when it was his turn to announce the bride, he held his head up high and proceeded to walk with courage down the aisle.

Friday, August 8, 2014

{Cafe Mocha}

"All good things are wild and free" Henry David Thoreau There is a Seinfeld episode where Jerry is dating a girl who can look marvelous in certain light and absolutely hideous in others. I bring this up only because it's the only way I can relate to how I feel about this Mocha Sunflower. I like it. I'm not sure I like it...Ewww....Then I see it gathered with other bright flowers and it is breathtakingly gorgeous! A local gardener brings a bunch in weekly and at first sight I was drawn in to its boldness...and darkness, Highlights of gold tint it's edges. A complicated flower. If there is such a thing. I never expected to find it so beautiful. I'm pretty sure I like it.