Tennessee Backroads

Tennessee Backroads

“Take the back roads instead of the highways.” I think that is great advice from Miss Minnie Pearl. The highway may be faster but the best views are only seen from the back roads. 2018 is going to be the year of the backroad for me. I want to explore more...
Best of 2017

Best of 2017

I for one am very glad 2017 is over. I thought 2016 was a hard year but this one… well I’m glad it’s over. I thought about not doing my favorite photos of the year. I was not able to shoot as much as I wanted but I decided a look down memory lane to see what images I...
San Francisco with Olympus

San Francisco with Olympus

Yesterday I got the word that Olympus would be flying me to San Francisco in January. I’m not sure of the full itinerary but I know they will have activities with great photo opportunities lined up. I could not be more excited. I also found out that I get to see some...
Frost Flowers

Frost Flowers

I was walking my dog today and I saw these beautiful things. I had no idea what they were. I reached down and touched them only to realize they were ice! I had never seen such amazing things. It turns out they are frost flowers. They usually happen in the fall but...
Cades Cove

Cades Cove

“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.” ― John Muir This John Muir quotes pretty much sums up the last...
Love at First Sight – An Adoption Story

Love at First Sight – An Adoption Story

When I lost my sweet 10 year old Yorkie-Poo, Abbie, I was done with dogs. I was taking a break and not going to get another dog. After almost two months I started missing having a dog. I started casually looking at local rescues and saw so many cute dogs that needed...
Giving Up

Giving Up

It’s August in Tennessee which usually means unbearable heat and humidity but Mother Nature has seen fit to give us a break for a bit. Today was great weather so I decided to head down to Chattanooga for a little bit of exploring. It was not great photo weather...
Finding Style

Finding Style

Recently, I’ve been rethinking my photography. What do I like to shoot? How do I like to shoot? How do I want to edit? Are just a few of the questions I’ve been rolling around. I’ve only shot a handful of times all year because I was just not in the...
My Five Favorite Books on Creativity

My Five Favorite Books on Creativity

  We have all been there. Ideas are not coming. Motivation is gone – the tank is empty. What do we do? Where do we turn? For me I have a series of books that. I always keep close. These are books I’ve read several times and always get something out of. Here is...
Weekly Inspiration

Weekly Inspiration

I wanted to start a new series of weekly inspirations. I find that when I’m stuck or looking for something different to inspire me I like to see what inspires other people. So each week I’m going to post the things that have inspired me. Music Fleet...