Sunday, August 5, 2012


The word for today is curves and I love the way this lily naturally curves and bends. This was part of a clump of lilies I spotted on Ocracoke once. I applied some subtle layering with PSE and adjusted the lighting. Enjoy!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Day 3: Camera

I seem to have a thing for cameras. I can remember that when I was about eight I thought I would be a great salesperson and started selling flower seed packets. The only reason I did this was to be able to sell enough to get a Kodak camera. Thanks to my mother and grandmother buying most (all) of the seeds I did get the camera. I wasn't very good but I was prolific. I still have pictures today that I took that hold wonderful memories of people and places. So...thanks Mom and Mema!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Shutter Sisters One Word Project

So I jumped on the bandwagon and am making a real effort to publish a photo a day. The folks at are sponsoring Elevate the Everyday with one word prompts for the month of August.
Day 1 - Morning Rituals

Pretty much describes the beginning of everyday for me.

Day 2 - Your favorite space

I love any beach anywhere, but Ocracoke Island may be one of my top five. Here is where I fell in love with my husband and where one can fall in love with the memories of an era from long ago. Ferries are the only way to reach the island outside of private planes. Once there we mostly get around on foot or bicycle. Life slows to a gentle pace.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer Memories

This little guy reminds me of one of my favorite places in the world. We once had a basset hound that loved, absolutely loved going to the beach. She would do an all out run when she hit the sand. The only way we could get her back home is to entice her to chase the sandpipers all the way back. Part of my summer vacation has also been spent spending time with my mom. She has suffered a stroke. Most of the time I am with her I wonder where my mother has gone. This is not she. This is not the strong, decisive, shepherdess of four children. She is there though in those long ago memories of a sweet dog chasing birds or forgiven mischief by one or all of her children.
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