A Look Back

I have been reworking some older photographs over the last week or so. This one was taken at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Just over the road is the Atlantic Ocean. Although, the architectural surveying work has come to a slow end, I have found myself missing the process of photographing older buildings, landscapes, and sites. So one of my goals in the coming year is to go back and out and search for those overlooked gems.

Image taken with a Nikon D50 and processed using Topaz B&W effects.

For today: Walking to the Edge of the World

Walking to the Edge of the World

Walking to the Edge of the World

Giving Thanks

Another sign spotted on I-29 heading into Omaha-and a grateful reminder of all that farmers do-Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate the holiday-

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Formulas, Snapseed, and Stackables

For today: Giving Thanks

A Gentle Reminder on I-29

A Gentle Reminder on I-29


was what came to mind on seeing this tree-

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, Retouch, Gloomlogue, Stackables and Formulas

For today: Solitude



A Walk Back in Time

While in Omaha, one of my sisters and I went to the cemetery to take flowers for my parents’ grave. Forest Lawn Cemetery is a place we visited a lot when we were younger-it was located not far from where we grew up, and we often rode our bikes through its winding streets, which as you can imagine were generally pretty empty. There was at one point, a lagoon, which has since been filled in.  The site is a wonderful blend of the rural and lawn park cemeteries with its rolling hills and many trees and plantings. The overall effect is pastoral and serene. 

This image is from an area known as “Elks Rest,” a section of the cemetery set aside for people who belonged to that fraternal organization. The statue is on top of one of the higher hills and can be seen from many vantage points in the cemetery.

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, Gloomlogue, Stackables, and Formulas-

For today: Elks Rest

Elks Rest

Elks Rest



Take 12! November

Friday the 13th-this month’s Take 12! was really done on the fly. I have just returned from several weeks in Nebraska and am now trying to settle back in. So most of today’s images will probably look pretty familiar, but I hope still interesting.

Where I  Was At:

Literally–around the neighborhood and house. There is not much going on, though some people look like they are getting ready for Christmas-yikes! But I managed to get one picture of Anna which is a challenge. As for Jack Henry’s image, let’s just say it was not one of his better days.

Mentally–anywhere but here, which is not always good. So today is about being in the present. For that inspiration, I have only to look at my dogs. They have that practice down pat.

Creatively– Really up and down. I have lots of ideas, which is great, but giving myself permission to experiment is aways a bit of a struggle. 

Images taken with iPhone 5s and processed with  Stackables, iColorama S, Pic-Tap-Go, Gloomlogue, Photo Toaster, and Snapseed-

For today: Take 12! November

And for a different *take* on Take 12! visit Lee at Beyond Purgatory to see her work. 

Now Presenting . . .

the lovely Miss Raya, a six-month kitten decked out in her autumn sweater-

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, Stackables, Gloomlogue and Brushstroke

For today: Miss Raya

Miss Raya

Miss Raya


One Last Gift

November in Nebraska and my mother’s rose bushes still have a few buds-amazing gifts indeed!

This is Day 3 of the Three Days-Three Quotes Challenge and for today, I found a quote from St. Francis of Assisi, one of my mother’s favorite saints. It seemed fitting, especially with this image.

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
–St. Francis of Assisi

I forgot yesterday to tag three people, but today I would ask Johanna at Mrs. Walker’s Art and IllustrationsMelissa Shaw-Smith at Woman With Landscape, and Patti A. Moed at Pilot Fish to participate if they would like in this challenge. And, please no pressure or obligation to do so-

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, Gloomlogue, Stackables and Formulas

For today: A Rose



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