Tiny Dancers

Many days you feel as if you can conquer the world. But, there are times when the world seems voluminous, and it is easy to recede under the colossal expanse of the universe. Is it possible to hang on? How do you not only survive, but actually blossom when it seems like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? It takes perseverance to find the resplendence that is veiled, but when you uncover the hidden gems...the result is positively inspirational. These tiny petals remain undaunted by the obstacles in their way.


Springtime In the Park

I always know it is springtime when I am overwhelmed by the urge to go to the local park and watch the ducks. I don't exactly know the reason for this desire to go visit my feathered friends at the pond, but I imagine it has something to do with my childhood. I grew up with a strong appreciation for the great outdoors and all the creatures who call it home. Once the cold grip of winter was finally released, it was time to head outside and reconnect with my neighborhood nature buddies.


Anything is possible

True, it is an over-used, trite statement recited to us when we are having a tough day. Yet, there must be something to it because we keep forging ahead. There are times when it isn't easy and there are even more challenging times when it feels as though the only steps we are taking are backwards. Why do we keep going? Why do we tell ourselves we can do it? What makes us think we can overcome challenges? Because deep inside, we believe. We believe in ourselves, our family, our friends, our faith. Inside there is an iron will that refuses to give in. When we believe, anything is possible.


Inner Strength

When is a flower more than just a lovely flower? When you look at it from a deeper, more symbolic point of view. The two beautiful blooms featured here simply have more to them than wispy petals. They both symbolized strength to me as I sat and reflected on them. The cactus bloom seems to glow with an inner fire. A desire to survive despite the fact that it lives under the harshest of conditions. The soft petals in the rain exemplify that no matter how heavy the weight we may bear, we will bend but we will not break. Both also demonstrate that while beautiful and delicate on the outside, there is always something much more profound under the surface. There are times in life when we all need a little help, some encouragement to keep going. If you take the time to look around, you never know where you may find that inspiration.


Golden Glow

I've clearly established that I love color and fun. I've also noted that I'm real enough to know that there are moments in life that require a subdued tones and for that, black & white set the mood. Yet, photos, like life itself, are more complicated than that. Times of quiet reflections are perfectly suited for the golden hues. The soft, warm glow emanates right off the page and into the viewers soul.