My Morning!

IMG_1970It sometimes amazes me how difficult it is to get the result you want, especially when you think you know what you are doing.  I spent two hours this morning trying to get a new profile photo for my Facebook art page.  Good grief!  Every shot had some little minor detail that I did not like.  Finally, I had to crop the top of this photo out so it looked straight.  Maybe the canvas was always crooked!  Needless to say I felt like I wasted so much time but in the end, guess it is okay.  What else would I have done during that time…it’s a Monday here in the studio!  After all of that the photo did not come out clear but I’m sticking with it!

The cow appears bored with it all!

Behold the amazing pomegranate

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You only get one chance to photograph fruit before your husband eats it!!  I’ve wanted to paint some smaller pieces with fruit as the subject.  The pear painting I created a year ago was one of the first to sell in the gallery.   Maybe a pomegranate is in the future!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sometimes it’s just fun to play with the digital world of photography.  This photo I took yesterday while leaving my daughters home after a fun-filled week.  She lives on the edge of the city among several wheat fields.  The ravens were having a gathering of sorts in this field along the roadside as I turned to head out.  After seeing it in pink it came to me…of course, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I’ve seen a constant splash of pink everywhere, so why not go pink in honor of those strong women either fighting or survivors of breast cancer.  I’ve worked for several years with Casting for Recovery, a retreat for breast cancer survivors.  It is an amazing weekend retreat that brings 14 women together.  They not only bond together in respect to what they have all shared in their fight against breast cancer but also learn to fly fish.  It’s truly an amazing experience for not only the participants but the volunteer staff…it’s so rewarding.  Let’s ban together and fight to strike out breast cancer! copy ravens


copy brunoOur city presented a Renaissance Festival over the weekend at our Zoo for a fundraiser.  While the festival was wonderful, Bruno seems to have taken center stage!  I snapped this photo while he was enjoying his pool.  He looked so relaxed and peaceful.  Bruno is a rescued grizzly bear, placed in the zoo several years ago.  It’s easy to see why he is a favorite!  I enjoyed adding a quote to the photo.


rainbow copyGood Day Everyone.  This photo, taken from my deck one evening about a month ago.  I wasn’t sure the rainbow would be visible as it was getting darker and darker as the storm developed.  I’ve added a favorite quote.

Thanks for visiting my blog…enjoy your day and find harmony and joy in it!

Close to my Heart

While hiking recently in Idaho, we came across a heart tree. A lovely old tree where visitors placed heart-shaped rocks. We searched for heart-shaped rocks along our hike, placing them at the tree on our return. We visited with other hikers at the heart tree, it felt like a peaceful, loving place along this beautiful hike.

I always look for heart shapes in my life, especially while I’m hiking. It is surprising how many heart shapes surround us every day. Sometimes, in our lives, we forget to ease our pace and see the beauty of our surroundings.  Wishing everyone a heartfelt day and the surprise of finding a heart shape!copy heart

Spring Photography

Out walking on this beautiful spring day with my daughter and her little doggie…happen to come across some wonderful iris to add to my floral photography for spring.  Hope everyone is enjoying the beauty of spring as it renews and refreshes the soul.IMG_0235 IMG_0234 IMG_0233 IMG_0232