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

More on Light & Composition – 3 new Photo of the Day winners!!

So happy to have 3 more of my photos accepted as photos of the day!

Here is my photo Green & Raindrops – taken in the Wakheena Falls area in Oregon:

green and raindrops


And then my photo Thru the Door of a ’54 – which is one of my favorite of this abandoned old truck!

from the door of a 1954


Then a cutie – Is It Safe To Come Out?

ready to meet the world

52 Tuesdays Challenge #5: Tree

Nature is amazing. Some of the scenery I see along the way shows me that there is no end to the creativity of nature. So the word this Tuesday is Tree.

Being as I travel through a lot of rural areas and have been blessed to travel to the Caribbean I had a few tree photos stashed in my library.

This first photo is from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Along the Princess Walk there are trees that are completely twisted!

San Juan twisted tree


This second photo is from Gentry, Arkansas. There is little lake there hidden in the woods where the autumn sun made the colors just gorgeous!


Arkansas fall


This tree was in a shopping center in Oregon in the fall. The colors were so strong that I had to play with the photo a bit to give it a different look. I like the effect that I chose for it.


OR tree


So, now you know what is next! Show me your trees!!!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

This week the photo challenge from WordPress is Beyond.While walking thru the area around Multnomah Falls and Wakheena Falls in Oregon I found many little waterfalls hidden beyond the next corner in the path. Here is one as I approached it – you can see it just beyond all of the foliage. And the second is the waterfall as I came to face it. Enjoy!

falls just beyond

facing the falls

Outdoors and Nature of 2012: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Cee challenged us to show the best of our outdoor and nature photos for 2012 in her weekly Fun Foto Challenge. Now that is a hard one for me. I truly enjoy nature and the outdoors and have a lot of photos so choosing 3 is definitely a challenge. I had to think about what I wanted to share – my best photos or photos of those with my fondest memories or the most popular ones from this blog in 2012….

So ….. (drum roll) I am going with the fondest memories. Hopefully, you will enjoy them!

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier in Washington state

Hot Springs, AR

Hot Springs, AR

Wakheena Falls area, OR

Wakheena Falls area, OR

Travel Theme Challenge: Oceans

I like playing along with other photographers/bloggers on the photo challenges that go on regularly. One of my challenges is with Where Is My Backpack. This latest challenge is Oceans. So here is a photo that you may have seen before, Bird, Beach & Clouds, which was taken on the coast of Oregon and features Haystack Rock.