My Uncle Ben told me the secret to being a good photographer was to take lots and lots of pictures, then only share the best ones. So every day I try to share one great photo. That isn’t as easy as it sounds.
When I travel, I take so many I love, and I want to share them all. This project has taught me to edit and find the one image which really captures the essence of what I am seeing and feeling rather than 20 which become tedious to the viewer.
When I am home, I get caught up in the daily grind. It is sometimes hard to stop and take a few pictures. Knowing I need a picture for the blog forces me to look at the world a little differently. I always stop and think, would that be a good picture?
Taking lessons with Paul D’Andrea, I learned to apply basic techniques, to make great effects happen deliberately. He taught me to bring my point of view into each photos. So this is my point of view.
We haven’t had snow all season. As a matter of fact it has been unseasonably warm until now. Eight inches fell yesterday transforming my deck into a winter wonderland.
This was taken on our first night in Paris. This is the fountain at the Luxembourg Garden. It is a lovely and serene park.
You can take the boy out of Texas, but you can't take Texas out of the boy. A lifelong Dallas Cowboy fan, he would stubbornly wear shorts and flip flops long into the late fall, hoping the snow would never come. Active in the Boy Scouts and ROTC in high school, it...
The coast of New England is dotted with lighthouses and each one is different
Seagulls are the pigeons of New England. They are everywhere.
Flowers along the cliff The three mile cliff walk wraps around the coast of Newport. Here the very wealthy built their summer "cottages", buildings we think of as mansions to look out on the ocean. The rocky cliffs offer a different view of the ocean below/...
Providence is a city by the river.
Providence is filled with hills and buildings with lots of steps
The bus and train are quick, but neither gives the view of the city you get from the ferry. As you zip across the river the city gets closer and closer.
On this trip we found Shakespeare/s Garden, tucked on the lower level of the park, it is filled with the flowers common in his plays.
Open Fields Eagle Crest is a park, behind a park. Nestled just north of the larger, more popular Eagle's Creek this lovely park has multiple walking trail including a loop through a prairie area with lots of wild flowers. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the blue...
Took a ride to southern Indiana to the Huber Winery and Farm. Spent a lovely day picking peaches and grapes. And eating more than a few along the way.
As we move through the summer, the bright little spring flowers disappear. In their place we find the huge summer flowers.
These beautiful robes are part of a wonderful collection at the Eiteljorg Museum celebrating women artists in contemporary art
Located just six miles north of downtown Indy, Holiday Park is 9.4 acers of incredible green spaces, hiking paths and views of the white river.
There is always some thing new and wonderful to see along the way, and I love that Dubenspeck Park sits right on the edge of my neighborhood, North Willow Farms
These little flowers are everywhere this year. They pop up alongside the road, on the path by my house and even in the wild flower garden we are cultivating at Roundpeg.
The blowup screen at the Summer movie night