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. 


52 Tuesdays Challenge #4: Tempting

Seems simple,the word tempting.

Having an appeal.

But alas, it is such a feeling that has been shunned, preached on, and each of us made guilty in feeling. Yet, we all succumb to the temptations at times. Most of our temptations are simple things. Things that we indulge in once in a while but keep a check on. Yet what would life be without them?

Nevertheless, I love the temptations I am guilty of! Of course, as I get older they become stronger. My biggest temptation is good food and drink! Cupcakes top the general list!



tempting cupcakes

My husband is quite the outdoorsman. He loves nature. So it isn’t unusual for him to get hands on when we are out and about. Here he is in Ketchikan, Alaska where the streams were so full of salmon that you could step out and pick one up!

Hubby with salmon in Alaska


And then our shared tempting item: Beer! Hubby collects beer bottles so we tend to stop in on the breweries wherever we are. Here is our sampler from Pike Brewery in Seattle! (or the remainder of it!)

pike brewery sampler

What is tempting to you? Share with us! I can’t wait to hear your stories and see the photos. C’mon – I know you have ’em!