Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tap, Tap, Tap

When I got a call from Demi to do a photo shoot I knew I'd be gearing up for a fun day!  Demi is an aspiring dancer / choreographer as well as a vibrant, spunky young lady.  She will be embarking on a month long adventure across the US "tap, tap tapping...."

She arrives at the shoot with a suitcase full of clothes and sass kind of gal!

 We worked through her outfits with some tap and improv moves.  I see this young woman doing great things ahead.

Those boots aren't made for just "walkin'....."
Dance to your heart's content.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Seeing Beauty in the Under Belly

When I came upon "Susannah"  I had the feeling she was out of place.  There was more to her story than sitting there alone.

As I looked closer she began to share a story....  
                                                   of the places she had been

 Waves Breaking
 Arctic Shore
 Along the Reef
Turned Upside Down by the Wave
Imagination is a wonderful thing.
Allow it to take you where it will.
Don't sit back and enjoy the ride....

Take the wheel and drive!



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Front Lawn Aglow

Looking out onto the front lawn it looked aglow ~ like someone had turned on a large warm spotlight.  Enough so to make me take a walk outside to see what the sky was doing.

Mother Nature was on her game tonight 





Monday, June 26, 2017

Checking In on Our Birds

Nest Cleaning...

 Followed by lunch!

Fun to watch our birds grow.  Mamma and Papa bird are busy all day long digging worms.  They take turns feeding them one after another.  With a bit of "nest cleaning" in between.  They've grown quite a bit in a weeks time.

With love and encouragement...

Soon they will fly!



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Taking In the Sights of the Harbor

 Sailing along through Boston Harbor soaking up the sunshine with a strong breeze and sea spray hitting our faces.  I enjoyed an easy chat with Sue.  Ends up she knows dear friends of mine through their quilting business in NH.  I do love our "small world".  Friends are all around us and offer surprises that I find delightful and refreshing.  New conversations stitching dear friends and new acquaintances together just as that of a quilt.  

Sue's ease of being on the water was evident and her enjoyment of this day quite visible.  I truly enjoyed photographing her and sincerely hope that our paths cross again down the road.

Beautiful day ~ lovely lady.



Monday, June 19, 2017

When We Feel Uncomfortable

That's when we run......

and we realize
we do have the sense
not to look back.




You've got to love pop up thunderstorms.  Was half way into a walk when the skies opened up and the thunder rolled.  Got drenched in about 2 minutes so decided why not quicken the pace into a run.  I haven't felt like a could run for years!  Nothing like the boom of thunder to put a spark in your steps.  Got me right out of that cardio mode into "peak".

Feeling good...... for the love of running.



Sunday, June 18, 2017

People Are Only Strangers if you Don't Say Hello

One Word ~ Strangers

Everyone is a stranger until you make a connection.  You will remain strangers if you chose not to interact.  

I sat for about three minutes on my own looking out to the view of the lake. 


As I was taking some portraits with the timer I saw Colin and Sarah approaching.

After my brief explanation of our project Colin agreed and I made this photo of him and Sarah. 

From my initial greeting requesting to take their photograph ~ first photo ~ to the final photo of us talking in the chairs ~ was a minute and a half. 

don't be strangers...



Friday, June 16, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Hole the Size of a Pin

That's all you need to let light in.

One of the things we all crave as creatives is exploring new things.  Out we go with the mindset of making something unique.  No other criteria. Go out open.

Always up for a good challenge so the only cameras I brought along with me were infrared and pinhole.

Went visiting.... drove through the frenzy of "bike week"....   ended with a walk to soak up some more sun on this beautiful afternoon.  

Well, the pinhole won for today's challenge.  There are always lessons to come away with from these "down time" shoots.

Today's....     "Don't be who you aren't supposed to be.

Be yOu



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sun Going Down on Me

Elton John - Yeassss!



Thursday, June 8, 2017

Don't Unsee It

 I love seeing the world in color
especially during the spring time.

The vibrance of the greens and
life starting anew all around us.

Remind yourself daily to see
things as they are
"black and white".

If you find yourself always looking
for the "color" you'll overlook
what's right in front of you
the black and white.

Once you see it
Don't unsee it


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Break It Down

Adventuring through Infrared....

If it's broken down ....why on earth would you want to fix it?



Free Will

Free Will ~ Choices

 We each make
a million decisions
within each day.

Free Your Will!