Saturday, December 31, 2016

Winter Haiku

The stillness and simplicity of winter has set in here.

Wishing you a wonderful New Year filled with happiness and wild creativity!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Mississippi Autumn

Tomorrow is an exciting day for us, as we're finally moving into our new home!

It's such a beautiful area, which I've started to explore with my camera.  
Loving the Mississippi river,
 from its grand views to intimate backwaters.
Looking forward to the future as the river reveals its secrets to me.

After the boxes are unpacked and the dust settles,
there'll be more of the Mississippi showing up here :)

Happy autumn to you! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Great Dakota Gathering

This fall, we went to the Great Dakota Gathering in Winona, MN.

It was so inspiring...
the color, the craftsmanship, the generations together - 
it was a perfect day!

Happy creating to you.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Orchid Wonder

Today, a beautiful orchid to mark the birthday of our daughter,
Katrina Rose.

The sapphire blues remind me of her September birthstone.

Happy creating to you!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


Sometimes life gets extremely messy...
Messy isn't necessarily a bad thing, it's just the way things roll.

Our messy has been good - we finally have an accepted offer on our lake home :)
So, there's been packing to do....

Our daughter moved out East.
So, there's been more packing to do, and apartment cleaning, and good-byes :(

And then, my parents bought a townhouse.
Which involved house hunting and a move yet to come :)

So, that's my messy world of late.

I think that my image titled, Divine Light, 
serves as a nice counter point to all of the changes
 that we've been experiencing.

Wishing you joy in your creative ventures and
 hoping your life isn't too messy at the moment!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Hope you're all enjoying glorious spring weather.

It's wonderful here. 
 We moved a bit farther south in the state of Wisconsin,
 and it's like being in a whole different world.
It's WAY warmer and has a lot more happening. 
 For example, I joined the La Crosse Camera Club 
and we've had two group shoots already -
 one at night at the beautiful Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe.
Such fun!

I've also been exploring the genres of still life and street photography.
More on that as I finish a backlog of photo editing :)

Happy creating to you!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Through the Lensbaby Blog Circle: March

This month for our Lensbaby blog circle, 
I made images of Matsumoto Asters to share.

These asters are native to Eastern Asia.
They are categorized under the genus Callistephus,
 which comes from the Greek word meaning "beautiful crown".

I'm partial to the luscious lavender/purple hues that I found at my local florist but,
these asters come in a variety of colors.

Next, please follow the link in our Lensbaby blog circle
 to the inspiring work of Rachel Nielsen.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

A Rose and Spring Dreaming

My favorite flower today and quite an exquisitely
colored one, at that!

Is it Spring at your house yet?
We keep getting the Spring tease -
gorgeous temps and everyone rushes out in light jackets...
then it snows :(  Repeat.  Repeat.

Come on Spring and stay,

Happy creating to you. 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Through the Lensbaby Blog Circle: February

A lot of changes going on at our house of late...
we moved :),
 we've done some traveling,
visited with family - a lot,
met new people and seen new sights.
It's been a wonderful, busy, and kinda crazy time!

But, I'm glad to be back contributing to Through the Lensbaby Blog Circle
 this month with a whole lot of blue loveliness.

Next, please follow the link in our Lensbaby Blog Circle
 to the inspiring work of Jessica Nelson.

Saturday, January 9, 2016


Today is snowy, gusty, and cold in my corner of the world.
Instead of bland whiteness,
 I much prefer purple...
so, here's some Statice is all its purple loveliness for you.

Hope you're having a colorful day.
Happy creating to you!