Posted in Photography, Poetry

A slow dance – love affair

It finally rained and all the snails came out and slow danced to a special kind of love affair.

Posted in Inspiration, Photography


This post was inspired by the lovely Lisa at (sorry link is still not working). It was her post that reminded me of a picture I recently took while hiking up the hill in my village. I came across a few ladybugs which are suppose to bring good luck. Quickly I remembered my childhood experiences and how we used to count the dots to see how old the lovely ladybug was. Each dot signifies one year of life, and I’m not sure where I heard this and if it holds truth to it.

Today, I am sending this lovely critter your way and love to dedicate it to Roda’s critter challenge at May it bring luck and sunshine your way. 😉🦋❤️

Posted in Photography


I had dinner at my girlfriends, and with this little cutie, (her granddaughter) last night. It was one of the few little breaks I have taken since I got here, and naturally the camera, although just my iPhone wasn’t too far away. I managed to capture this little shot of little Nina and hope to surprise her and Mom with a printed copy of it. I hope she will like the candid style I usually shoot in as much as I do, as I much rather record a moment vs. taking a staged photograph that often lacks emotions. What do you think?

Posted in Health, Photography

Last light near San Francisco’s Golden Gate

This picture was taken the night before I left for Germany.

It’s been seven days since I got here, and it’s been a hell of a week. Tonight it is barely nine PM but im in bed and the stresses have finally caught up with me. I’m sick and what started with an overall sore throat, has left me feeling kind of lousy today. I didn’t get a chance to rest today and my day was filled with things about Mom. I need to find better balance and although I don’t work right now, I have had no time to myself and it’s been hectic.

Tonight I hope to get rested so I can wake up refreshed for another day.

Posted in Photography

In the eyes of the beholder

Art and beauty has a different meaning from person to person. One persons junk is another persons treasure and it depends on what you choose to see. I think this picture is a prime example of what I’m trying to say, and I remember taking it as if it was yesterday. I know the location I shot it and I remember that on that day, I choose to see more than just a weed. I think it was the beginning of pushing the boundaries, and opening my eyes to the unusual and different.

I added the bubbles later, trying to give the ordinary subject of a thistle an extraordinary feel and this was the end result. But it was far from being done and many month later, a friend urged me to submit it into a local photo contest. He loved the picture so much and thought that I should give it a shot. I did and forgot all about it. Weeks later the newspaper calls me and initially I’m thinking that they were trying to sign me up to receive the local paper. No, I’m sorry, I don’t want to subscribe and I get my news in the go, I say. The man on the other line pauses for a moment and finally resumes by telling me that he would like to interview me in regards to how my picture came to be because it has won first prize. Now I’m the speechless one, as I hadn’t spent any second thought about the picture, after submitting it that very day, which now seemed weeks ago. One week later my picture with a brief bio, as well as a few runner up pictures made the paper and I won out of nearly 300 submissions. I still can’t belief it and my humble self would tell you that I think the other pictures were better than mine. But it just goes to show that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, and in what you choose to see. You can bring beauty to every day and to ordinary subjects that mostly go unnoticed. It’s a challenge and something I love to do these days. What will you see today?

As a thank you for my friend for my local hall of fame success, a framed enlarged copy, was the perfect thank you gift tomadorn his wall. 😉