Capturing the facial expressions of people is one of my guilty pleasures. They are fascinating. Often while waiting for someone or some event, I observe people and find it a delightful hobby. Their facial expressions, the way they move, the clothes they are wearing, who they are with and what they are doing can be … More Portraits of Interesting People
The meaning of the above title came to life for me a few years ago while attending a wedding reception. A DJ played music as twenty or more mostly young adults were dancing and having fun. I was hesitant to get out on the dance floor with the dancers who looked like they were half … More Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
Studying and photographing insects bring more interest, joy, understanding, and knowledge to my life. There is a whole different way of life that we don’t always see. From the tiniest mite to the garden spider each has their own life in which they forage for food; defend themselves, their homes and their young; mate, grow … More The Joy of Photographing And Studying Insects
Ever since I can remember I have loved horses. I grew up in the era of cowboy shows and westerns. My Saturdays were filled with Trigger and Roy Rogers, Silver and the Lone Ranger; Fury and Joey; and the multitude of horses on all the other TV shows of that period. These horses were smarter than dogs, … More The Joy and Love of Horses
What is the cheapest, most contagious, most healthy activity for the body, mind and spirit that you can do that doesn’t even involve sweating and exercise? Laughter!! There are at least two basic kinds of laughter; the good, joyful kind shared by loved ones or just one person; and the other kind which is cruel, … More Healing, Bonding, Joyful Laughter
Music has been an integral part of my life as far back as I can remember. My mother played the piano often, once her four kids could stand or sit still long enough. I remember her playing very old songs from a bygone era; songs such as “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue,” which I sang … More Magnificent, Moving, Magical Music
Seeing my world is definitely one of my top pleasures! When I was 12 years old I started having trouble seeing the writing on the blackboard in school. Since I always sat at the front of the class anyway I didn’t notice the insidious changes of nearsightedness. Soon the front row seat stopped helping me see … More Put Your Glasses on!