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iPhone Photos

  Wednesday night my friend Michelle Schwartz gave a talk on cell phone photography at a photo group I attend. Now I’m all excited about using my iPhone with the Camera+ app. No way I’ll give up my “big” camera but her tips will help me produce better work with Read more →

Country Club Plaza dressed up for Valentine’s Day

If you visit Kansas City, and you should visit because there is lots to do, you will definitely want to spend time at the Country Club Plaza. We were there this weekend for a Valentine’s Day dinner at Season’s 52 before we headed down town to the Kauffman Center for Read more →

A very cold winter

 The last few weeks have just been so cold in our area. Many inches of snow and temperatures in the teens or below for many weeks. I’m so ready for spring. Last Saturday my husband and I took a drive to a rural area south of our home to capture Read more →

Fog at Dawn

    Got up before dawn this morning to catch some sunrise shots. Very uncharacteristic for me, I much prefer sunsets. But this morning was especially nice because there was a thin layer of fog on some of the fields in Douglass County Kansas. Thanks to my husband for being Read more →

Bloom Where You Are Planted

  Yesterday my photo above was chosen on Flickr’s photo sharing site as one of the 500 interesting shots uploaded on June 28. Check out the photos that get Explore each day by clicking here.      


Spent some time working on a png watermark today. I love this type of work, but it takes time. I have a great amount of respect for graphic designers and wish I had more time for a bit of formal training in the field. But for now I will just Read more →

Day One

Welcome to my new adventure! A website . . . a blog, oh my what have I done. Let me say from the beginning I would rather speak to you through my images than through my words but I’m into stretching myself these days. I have had an interest in Read more →