Summer!

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Depending on where you live, it may have already felt like summer for quite a while……or perhaps you’re still waiting for warm temperatures to arrive. Either way (and though Memorial Day has become the unofficial beginning of the summer season), today it arrives in earnest! Fun fact about the summer solstice: though this is the longest … Continued

Flag Day

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We always observed Flag Day when I was a kid growing up. The house mount for our flag was in a spot that wasn’t all that easy to get to, so we only flew our colors on holidays (i.e. Memorial Day, Flag Day, etc.) I loved the fact that I was charged with making sure … Continued

How Sweet to be a Cloud

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After an unseasonable mid-May cold snap deposited an overnight dusting of snow earlier this week – and left behind freezing temperatures to wreak havoc on young gardens – the sun popped through late in the day and we were treated to a lovely cloudscape in the eastern sky. I recalled a passage from a book … Continued

Ministry to the Homebound – It Can Be a Game Changer

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We just shipped an order for a personalized service appreciation plaque recognizing someone for the work she’s doing as a member of her church’s team which ministers to the elderly and those confined to home. It brought back a lot of memories. I know a little something about the impact this type of ministry can have … Continued

It’s a Small World After All

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It’s interesting how small the world really can be sometimes. After having lived for 20 years in New Hampshire, where I spent much time in the field photographing the beautiful landscapes there, it was difficult for me to leave. Though the transition to the Interior West has been a bit of a challenge, sometimes I … Continued

Teacher’s Day 2017

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The influence of a good teacher can never be erased. ~author unknown Like me, I’m sure you remember some of the teachers you had over the years with great fondness. No matter how many years removed you might be from their classrooms, you can conjure up vivid images…..you recall the subject matter….you remember specific lessons. … Continued

Going Mobile

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As far as landscape photography goes, I prefer to shoot with my “big” camera. I can choose which lens to use, I have control over shutter speed and depth of field, I can manage high-contrast situations, and so on. That said, my phone’s camera is capable of some pretty amazing things. To that end, I … Continued

Arbor Day

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Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky. Kahlil Gibran Today is Arbor Day! The origins of this observance go back a long time – to Nebraska in 1872. More than a million trees were planted across the Cornhusker State on that single day. The idea spread not only to the rest of the … Continued

First Flowers of Spring

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“The season of singing has come.” Indeed! If you live in a warmer climate, this is probably old news. 🙂 However, at this point in late April, even those of us in areas with less forgiving weather are seeing many welcome signs of spring. Have the gardens in your area begun coming to life?

Come and See What God Has Done

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Come and see what God has done… Psalm 66:5 Especially in our National Parks, the spectacular beauty of the natural world which has been gifted to us by our Heavenly Father is on full display. (The image featured here was made at Bryce Canyon NP.) But nature’s beauty is everywhere. One need not jet off … Continued

Morning by Morning

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Are you a morning person – or a night owl? I’m definitely in the former camp. My preference for the beginning of the day has only been magnified since I started making landscape photographs. When I lived in New Hampshire’s Seacoast, it was much easier to make daybreak images than those after sunset. End-of-the-day locations … Continued