My world is all about trying to capture the beauty and magic that surrounds us. Come along on my creative path, the best is always just around the next bend. ~Anna


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Small Miracles 2

Round two of spectacular dewdrops on the strawberry plants in our garden.

Summer is almost over...
it always goes so fast!
Relish the last days.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Extraordinary Ordinary

This last Saturday I was out early to photograph the sunrise.
The spectacular sunrise I'd hoped for didn't materialize
(well, technically it did for all of two seconds while I was changing lenses), 
so instead I looked toward finding something extraordinary within the ordinary.

What I found was marvelous dew drops among the foggy lakeside grasses.
Yes, jewel encrusted grass!
It seems the world is filled with beauty everywhere we turn.

I hope that your life is filled with wonder
 and some dew covered grass, too!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Summer Memories

Where I currently live, in the north woods of Wisconsin,
we have three months of gorgeous weather - summer,
and nine months of winter.
Ok...nine months of winter is an exaggeration,
 but sadly, only a slight one.

As squirrels gather a cache of acorns to make it through the long winter,
we've been collecting summertime experiences.

Experiences like kayaking and canoeing on the lake,
swimming (mainly done by a crazy little Pomeranian named Teddy),
wading in the shallows with camera and tripod in hand (that would be me),
fishing from the dock (that would be my husband who primarily catches weeds),
biking, walking, vacationing,
plus enjoying lunch and dinner on the deck.

Yes indeed, we're busy gathering a cache of summertime treasures!

Hope you're enjoying life.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014


Enjoying spectacular summer thunderheads
from our dock.

Hope the long, warm days of the season are treating you well!

I just got back from a vacation to visit with a dear friend and my daughter.
Looking forward to editing the images of the city that I returned with.
Take care and happy creating!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bead Dreams 2014

I mentioned that I was honored to be included in the 2014 Bead Dreams Exhibit.
Now that the show is over, I can share some images of 
my piece, Arabesque.

I hope you're enjoying a creative summer!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Small Miracles

I never cease to be amazed by the beauty of nature.
Today, strawberry leaves bejeweled with dew drops from our garden.

I hope that you're enjoying the season!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Speedy at Two!

It was fun and challenging photographing this little guy!
Two-year-olds can certainly move fast.

Throw changing sunlight and shadow patterns 
into the mix and manual camera mode was discarded in a jiffy.

The first and last images are my favs,
 but I took some conventionally cute images for his mom, also.

Looks like when you're two,
 you gotta smash your face against the screen...
because you can!

Hope your summer is rolling along with great times and 
interesting challenges.
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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Summer Greetings!

Life has been busy -
a good kind of captivating busy.
The fact that I just edited these Mother's Day flower images pretty much confirms this!

I've mentioned that our daughter was going to be graduating from college.
Well, the day came and included a special honor for her,
as K was included in an additional "Evening of Distinction" ceremony.
What an amazing group of young adults! 
 I believe they are going to change the world, or at least make a stab at it.

Next came moving K into her first apartment, with the help of her friends.
Picture a charming old building with deep mahogany colored wood floors,
cream plaster walls, and beautiful light.
Gone are the days of college dorms and slum lord rental homes 
shared with friends.

A couple more trips for family get-togethers, my niece's HS graduation party, 
kayaking on the lake, biking, a studio bead project, photography in the garden, 
and watching thunderheads from the dock - 
that's how time has been rolling along.

I hope this finds you enjoying the good times of summer.
Take care and as always, happy creating!

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