Down day today, so I will post a few of my favorite jewelry shots for my client the Shops at Station 8. I Simply LOVE these pieces. Of course, anything with pearls takes my fancy, these days. Two of … Continue reading
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We were in London during the week between Christmas and New Years of 2012. We took the train down from Leeds at o-dark thirty, and took the late train back, making it a full day trip. Thanks to my brother-in-law, … Continue reading
For the past 3 months, I have been photographing my favorite Vintage Home Decor shop for their facebook page. The Shops at Station 8 in Columbia Falls Montana is my favorite place to go. Walking in the door is … Continue reading
Used on the Set of “the Bachelor” for their Whitefish, MT episode! I shot this photo for my friends at the Shops at Station 8.
Have finally gotten around to posting my Brother’s family! My nieces and nephews are SO adorable. Especially the eldest… she is incredibly photogenic! I have lots more photos of these cute kids… need to do some more editing from … Continue reading
Some days, it’s just good to get away from my work on the computer, get outside and shoot something just for “me”. I love frosty winter days when it’s foggy and the fog leaves that beautiful, thick hoarfrost. Yesterday was … Continue reading
I get to see these guys probably once every 3 to 5 years. So It was particularly fun to take these photos. We were all together in jolly old England with the rest of our extended family (more family … Continue reading
Bolton Abbey is a functioning C of E Church built making the use of the ruins of an old monastery destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries (1536-1541) when Henry VIII “disbanded monasteries, priories, convents and friaries in England, Wales … Continue reading
On my way home from a session These crinkly birch trees caught my eye by the side of the road. I decided to do a quick exploration of their form as just a cluster of white trees amidst a dark evergreen forest.
When I was a child, my parents initially were sending us to a private Christian school. I remember one family vacation in the van; my brother and sister were both asleep and I was quietly listening to my parents’ conversation in the front seat. They were contemplating an upcoming family move as my Dad was changing his job. Of course, the move would mean leaving the Christian school and going to a different town.
I remember my Mother mentioning to my Dad how trees grown sheltered in a greenhouse can fall over when exposed to harsh climates suddenly, but trees that grow in the wild grow up stronger. They might not grow straight; they might be bent by the wind, but they can survive better than if a sheltered tree was suddenly transplanted to a harsh environment.
That metaphor was her reasoning of why they should pull us kids out of the private school, but I think it can apply to much more than that. Even though I was just a child (7 years old) the wisdom of that conversation struck me then, and has stuck with me to this day.
I think of it when I come across trees like this.