The clouds this week have been dramatic. They appear and change shape and color within minutes. Here a just a few examples of clouds seen from my lanai.
Marie Selby Gardens in Sarasota, Florida is featuring an exhibit called, “Salvador Dali — Garden of the Mind”. Whimsical sculptures reminiscent of Dali’s paintings are incorporated into the native Florida trees and flowers. With the recent rain, the gardens are lush and colorful. In mid-morning, there was lots of shade, and not too many people. … More Garden of the Mind – Dali
Last Saturday, I enjoyed a soul-satisfying artist date. Two factors conspired to make that happen: 1) a few days earlier, my doctor “reprimanded” me for not giving time and effort to exercise, in my case, walking; and 2) this month’s photography class assignment requires that I see the world at different times of the day. … More Light and Faith
For me the relationship always came first – the desire to forge a common bond with the person before me. My portraits grew out of this closeness and expressed the intimacy from which they emerged. (Jan Phillips, God Is at Eye Level, 2000) The assignment in our photography class this month is to make connections … More Making Connections with My Camera
One of the classes at my church that resumes in September is “Photography as a Spiritual Practice.” The overall theme for the year is journey and pilgrimage. We are drawing inspiration from Christine Valters Paintner’s book, The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within (Sorin Books, 2015). The first session will open … More Gaining Perspective
My view (pun intended!) of photography and its role in my life have grown and changed over the years. When I think about why I pursue photography, I realize that the camera helps me to see the world around me, to notice details I would otherwise miss, to watch for the play of light and … More On Photography
It seems to me that as I get older, my comfort zone shrinks. I am very comfortable on my lanai — a space just large enough for two rocking chairs, a lamp table, and a few plants. I do leave the lanai, of course, to go to my part-time job at church. I used to … More Moving Beyond One’s Comfort Zone