Whoopers!

For decades one of my secret Bucket List items has been to see the critically endangered wild Whooping Cranes. Back before I hit the 20 year-old mark, I read a book by George Archibald, about his life with these remarkable birds, the largest in North America, and his efforts to help save them from extinction….

S**t Happens

Back in September, when we were visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, I was photographing some elk. It was Rut season and they were all over the place. Long story, short – I fell and bonked the camera hard on the pavement. I am usually able to keep my camera arm up, no matter how I…

Baby Blanket

I find I am inspired by a wide variety of influences; nature primarily, but also uber-creative folks like carpenters, painters, jewelry-makers, crafty folk and the like. I love to have something going on at all times. Whether it is crocheting a baby blanket as a gift, or making bracelets for friends, or, of course, photographing…

Heading Home

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 After Hot Springs we headed home. We made a few overnight stops along the way to keep from getting too tired, so that when we got home we’d have the energy to unpack the truck. One stop we made was in Nashville where I tried to schedule breakfast with my cousin….

Hot Springs National Park

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 We stayed the night on the road to Arkansas and then hit Hot Springs National Park the following day. Hot Springs National Park is the smallest of all the national parks. Located in Arkansas,  it is an urban park featuring a historic row of early 20th-century bathhouses built atop natural hot…

Waco and Dallas, Texas

Monday, November 13, 2017 I am a fan-girl of the second order (not quite as fanatical as some I know) of the TV show, Fixer-Upper. This show started back in 2013 and it is ending this season after a good five-year run. The show’s hosts are Joanna and Chip Gaines, two very special people with…