Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light

This week I am going to share a couple of my dad’s amazing photographs from Hawaii. He sends me pictures periodically, and these came through just in time for this week’s photo challenge! We might make it to Hawaii someday, but until then, we will enjoy it through the eyes of my dad. Enjoy. ūüôā

"Honolulu at night"

“Honolulu at night”

"Hawaii sunset"

“Hawaii sunset”


Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

“Happy” is a beautiful fall day just perfect for taking a walk in the woods.

“Happy” is a stroll down the trail, enjoying all that nature has to offer.

“Happy” is hanging out with your brother, because even though he drives you crazy and you want to strangle him most of the time, he really is pretty cool.

“Happy” is watching a loved one master a new skill, like starting a fire without matches, something Rob has been wanting to do for quite some time.

“Happy” is a tasty lunch, grilled to perfection over an open flame. The smell of the campfire is an added bonus.

“Happy” is a day spent with family, exploring and learning together.

“Happy” is watching the sun slowly set over the lake, knowing that it was a day well spent.

“Happy” is… knowing that you are surrounded by those you love. Always.

Summer Beauty

The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary.  ~Alfred Kreymborg

     Meditate.  Live purely.  Be quiet.  Do your work with mastery.  Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds!  Shine.  ~Buddha

 Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.  ~Rabindranath Tagore

My 52 – Week 8

For Valentine’s Day, Rob surprised me with a new lens for the camera. Anxious to try out my new zoom/macro, we went down to the river on a sunny evening. There were two geese hanging out together on the edge of the ice.¬†Normally if I were to get close enough to¬†take their picture, they would turn and walk or swim away, leaving me with a nice¬†view of their back ends. But with my new lens, I¬†was able to sit back on the grass¬†and¬†take pictures without bothering the geese. They reminded me of an old married couple,¬†sitting on their porch, enjoying the sunset together.


Thank you for the wonderful gift, Honey!! I sure do love you. ūüôā