Summer’s Last Adventure (2023)

I took my daughter and one of our dogs camping for one night at Fort Stevens State Park for one last summer adventure and although short, it was remarkably reviving. I rarely regret these adventures. Memories--hearing the rain on the tent when we first arrived, my daughter diverting rainwater stream and shaping it into a … Continue reading Summer’s Last Adventure (2023)

Searching for Owls and Joy

I love owls. So much. In the Spring, there are flowers to photograph, in the Summer bodies of water and adventures, in the Fall, there are the changing leaves, Christmas time-lights and maybe snow, after that there is a period of brown and that is when I want to capture birds. Right now there are … Continue reading Searching for Owls and Joy

New Direction-Fall 2022

I am moving in a different direction with my photography, or perhaps it is a return to a previous path. Last February I started working as an Special Education Instructional Assistant. So, I now have 3 jobs unofficially, or more than that if you are really counting: IA, Photographer, and Parent/caretaker of humans. 😉 I … Continue reading New Direction-Fall 2022

Composite and Painting

I am working on some new skills. Compositing, painting with photoshop brushes, and using Ipad apps for more creative options. Here is a major experiment photo-painting inspired by the group How We Grow Our Food. I wanted to include a cow/milk/barn. I love old barns, and couldn't resist including one in this painting. The first … Continue reading Composite and Painting

Total Solar Eclipse Weekend

Ok, I am very far behind in my blogging.  This was several months ago now, but a very memorable weekend.  We stayed with some friends in Bend.  We left their home the night before to find a spot where we would experience 2 minutes of totality.  The Milky Way was spectacular. We slept in our … Continue reading Total Solar Eclipse Weekend