Monday, August 26, 2013


Today I offer you a twofer.  Both photos taken this spring when the pasture grass was well past knee high.  I think I had one of our dogs with me on this walk and it was comical watching her bound through the grass - appearing, disappearing, and then reappearing over there.  Pretty enjoyable, these strolls through the field.

I find it quite amazing how, when you really stop and take notice, you find some pretty awesome stuff, stuff that's too often overlooked.  It's easy to do as we rush through our days, struggling to meet deadlines, transport kids, make ends meet.  I'll leave you with a quote I heard once...or twice:

"Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller


Friday, August 16, 2013

Revamped Website

My photography website hosting service recently offered some new fantastic tools to aid in customizing my website.  The timing was perfect, considering I'd been going through ideas on how to give my site an updated look for quite some time.  Change is a good thing, right?

So, I finally took the time to play with some of the new tools and over the course of several late night customizing sessions, I managed to arrive at something I'm quite pleased with.  Refreshingly simple, but effective.  I released my new look into the wild last night (or was it early this morning?), so I hope you take the time to check it out:

I'm sure I'll continue to tinker with it some more in the future, but for now I'm pretty happy with it.  On that note....

Each spring my wife's grandmother has a couple flower gardens that explode with a colorful rainbow of Iris flowers.  Interestingly, the name "Iris" is actually derived from the Greek word for a rainbow since the many Iris species come in so many colors.  I've taken a lot of pictures of these Irises during each Spring, but I was never able to capture an image that I really liked, until I captured this one earlier this Spring.  The sun was low on the western horizon and the light transmitting through the petals caught my eye.  This flower appeared to glow.  I moved to arrange the brightly lit grass as a background, which makes the flower's colors really pop.

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