52 Tuesdays Challenge #23: Together

Welcome to week 23 of the 52 Tuesdays Challenge! Each week I chose a word that begins with at T and share my photos, stories or even a quote. I ask that you join me in the Challenge and share your own photos, stories, quotes, whatever as well. Just link back to this blog post or add your own blog post link to the comments. Have fun!

This week’s T word is Together!

What I love about the word together is that it means we are sharing, doing, being – all of us at the same time. And then it makes me curious about what everyone else is doing, together!

One quote that fits the word this week is:

The best thing to hold on to in life is each other – Audrey Hepburn .

My husband and I love to adventure together. Sometimes, if things don’t go perfect, he’ll say “Making memories”. And we laugh because it is true. They will be adventures to tell our grandchildren about. So enjoy my Together photos and the accompanying stories then share yours with everyone by linking back to this wee’s T Challenge!

Because I love vodka martinis and lots of color, this display on the cruise ship from our honeymoon is a still-life favorite – nothing better than vodka and olive juice together!

This photo is from our honeymoon. We were in Vancouver and taking a tour of the city. At the park this little family of raccoons hung out together asking for ice cream leftovers. They were pretty cute!


You’ve probably seen posts of my pets on the blog. My cat, Tori, came with me into our family and then Cedar was our next pet to be added. Cedar loved to try to play with Tori, but most of the time she ignored him. But I did snag a picture of them napping together once…

Turquoise: Where’s My Backpack

A color that has really grown on me the last couple of years is the color turquoise. You’ll find a bit more of it in my house. And now I see it more in my photos. One reason I may like it is that when the water is turquoise it is beautiful and that is usually what you see at the beach.

But for today – Where’s My Backpack Challenge Turquoise I am sharing a few photos from our honeymoon to Alaska back in 2010.


Building in Vancouver, Canada


Iceberg in Juneau, Alaska


Totem poles in park on Vancouver Island

Appearance on “An Artist Speaks”

On Saturday, I was interviewed by Michael Harris with CAGO (Contemporary Art Gallery Online) Media for “An Artist Speaks”. It was very exciting to be interviewed and a great opportunity to share my thoughts and feelings around/about my photography. If you have 30 minutes or so please go to the interview and then let me know what you think of it or any questions.

I’ll also share the photos here that I talked about in the interview. Enjoy!

After the Shower

After The Shower

Alaskan reflection NAMED

Alaskan Reflection

Sit With Me

Sit With Me

Allis Chalmers

Allis Chalmers

Appearance on An Artist Speaks

Just yesterday I recorded a radio interview with Mike Harris for Contemporary Art Gallery Online’s biweekly radio spot, An Artist Speaks, which will be via Blog Talk Radio. I was a bit nervous beforehand. My Hubby says I talk a lot, I’m prone to starting to talk in the middle of my thoughts so the person I am talking to has no idea where the conversation started, and I was very conscious of not saying the “uh, well, you know,” types of filler words. And I didn’t want to be repetitive in my talk, either.

Overall, it went well, at least according to Mike. It wasn’t that hard or scary. I enjoyed talking about my art, the stories that it tells and my love of sharing the photos.

The actual show airs on February 18 so it’ll be a while to hear it. And I hate hearing my own voice so that makes me cringe. I’ll let you know when it is posted and you can go listen to my voice.  Here are the four photos that I talked about in the interview. Two are winners of 1st place in the photography category in their competitions, one is my Hubby’s selection and the last one is my best seller.

After the shower

After the Shower

Alaskan reflection NAMED

Alaskan Reflection

sit with me

Sit With Me


allis chalmers

Allis Chalmers

Bridges: Taking Us Where We Need To Go In Life

They say never to burn your bridges as you don’t know when you will need to cross them again. Here are a few photos of some beautiful bridges in some neat and pretty places – Portland, OR, Rogers, AR, Multnomah Falls, OR, Superior, MT, and off the Yukon train rail in Alaska. And it is part of the Sunday Stills Challenge of Bridges.