A Drop By

Seeing a bird fly into a tree yet knowing it was too far away for me to photograph, I nonetheless detached my long lens from my camera vest, extended the barrel, turned my camera to adjust the AF, and peered curiously through that lens seeking to understand what species that bird was. Satisfying that itch, … Continue reading A Drop By

Healing Begins

The day dawned bright and sunny. With superhuman effort I pulled myself from off the bed consumed with pain so deep there was no end. Surrounded by so much death over and over again, does something to the one left behind who loves those who die. Yet, the day called me, persisting I grab my … Continue reading Healing Begins

Winter Wonderland

Two days ago Winter Wonderland put on quite a show before my bedazzled eyes as I wandered in sugar spun delight. No matter where my eyes turned, I saw divine royalty that stopped my breath. I wandered hither and thither within these Courts of Love, flowing with love emanating from every branch, every precious molecule … Continue reading Winter Wonderland

Night Light

Despite what is occurring in our collective lives regarding health, regarding relationships, regarding family and work, we were all born with free will to choose how we will live. So with this is mind …. Be Peace   Be Compassion   Be Light   Be Love   Be Kindness   Be Comfort   Be You … Continue reading Night Light

The Gift

Just last week, I “happened” to cross paths with two women while in a forest. Within that conversation, I received an invite to join them and other women every Tuesday to hike in the woods. I noted the time and told them, despite the time slot for the hike which normally would find me taking care … Continue reading The Gift

Mirrors

When someone does something that really really bugs you and you find yourself getting upset about this something,   and then as your relentless thoughts about this something persist night and day tormenting you and plain driving you nuts(!),   this usually inadvertently indicates there is something within yourself the Universe is attempting to get your … Continue reading Mirrors

Snow Fun

Okie-Dokie. Who would have thought that in WNY in the month of January there would barely be any snow? I’ve been living in this area for more then 60 years, and I’m witnessing the unthinkable. So now I have to hunt for snow? A photographer friend told me that south of where we live, there … Continue reading Snow Fun

YES!

Zippity-do-da! Snow! Perhaps just a little, but this was my chance to at least attempt to bring some snowscapes to you. But where to go, I asked? Hmmmm ….. I thought some and then I knew. It was cold the day I went out with my cameras. Very. So with care I dressed ensuring I … Continue reading YES!

Gotcha!

I normally do not show three pictures of the same bird, but there are always exceptions especially when it comes to a bird I’ve been trying to capture for years. A gorgeous male Pileated Woodpecker was spotted almost immediately when I entered the park. Could it really be this easy when I’ve been “hunting” for … Continue reading Gotcha!

Sacred

All of life is Sacred yes all! …   … as it ebbs and flows within the highs and lows   in the receiving and the giving in the crying and the laughing   for it is when we fly high we rejoice to be alive   and when we fall low it is there … Continue reading Sacred

Oopsie

There I was, at ease, lying in the dental hygienist’s chair. That should have been my first red flag. I was at ease. I was comfortable, conversation and laughs flowing back and forth between me and the dental hygienist who is a sweetheart. The more she said how funny I was, the more laughs we … Continue reading Oopsie

Sometimes

Sometimes when it feels as though the world is upon your shoulders know the openings will come where burdens are left behind. ~~~~~   Sometimes it’s as though you stand alone yet if you take time to look around a circle of support is clearly seen and a willing shoulder to lean on is close … Continue reading Sometimes

Crystal Clarity

Sometimes in order for a photographer to remain sharp   she must challenge herself which requires   a good eye, at times overcoming a hostile environment, seeing art,   a steady hand, and pushing beyond her “known” boundaries.   Sometimes a photographer is willing   to subject herself with discomfort and hardship   all for … Continue reading Crystal Clarity