Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. ~~ Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, October 16, 2008


We can never have enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder-cloud, and the rain.
~~ Henry David Thoreau

Monday, October 6, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Trash to treasure

You'll see a new link at the top of the page, over there---->

You can now purchase our photos in many different sizes and configurations. :) If you don't see one that you've seen on our blogs, please let us know which one interests you. If you want a specific quote or Scripture on a specific photo, please let us know that, too! :) We want to be able to share our work with you. Now, on to the photo....

No one should be condemned as trash; even a little stick can serve as a toothpick!

~~ Atharva Veda

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Creative Photography

Hi, everyone! It's that time of the week again. This is my entry for CP#13, week 1, for Roger's Creative Photography Contest. Quote is anonymous. Thanks for looking - and go check out everyone else's entries, too! :)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Wuv. Twoo wuv!

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day. ~~ Andre Maurois

Happy Annversary, My Love

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Home is where the heart is!

My heart is forever drawn to a stretch of the central Oregon coast. Here, my heart finds peace. How I long for that stretch of shore! To live my days out in this small area would be absolute bliss, heaven on earth. Oh, to be able to call this place "home"!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Creative Photography

I'm JUST squeaking in under the wire here for entering Roger's Creative Photography Contest!!!!

Sunday will be our 12th wedding anniversary. If you've never heard our story and WANT to know more about us, click here - lots of links to read more, too. :)

Anyway. No filters. Just my husband, doing what he's obsessive - er, ummm, PASSIONATE - about. :D

A real friend is the person who can enter your heart and touch the highest point of happiness in you, using as tools: his affection, his patience and his passion. ~~ Anonymous

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Creative Photography

Here's this week's entry into Roger's Creative Photography contest!

Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow! ~~ Og Mandino

Monday, August 25, 2008


Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty. -- Henri Frederic Amiel

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. ~~ Douglas Adams

Friday, August 15, 2008

Look up every once in a while!

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. ~~ Helen Keller

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Creative Photography

Good morning, everyone! It's that time again - Roger's Creative Photography contest! :) And you know what? I'm in the Christmas Spirit. Don't ask me why, but I am. (It MAY have to do with my planning Christmas card classes to teach, but that's beside the point....)

Without further delay, I give to you Eye Candy!

Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.

~~ Lenore Hershey

Friday, August 8, 2008

Another Rose

Please note: no filters, no extra anything - except God's perfect lighting! :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Ain't it the truth!!!

It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber. ~~ Robert Fulghum

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Creative Photography

It's that time again - Roger's Creative Photography Contest. Placed again, solidly in the middle. :D Anyway, there are always great shots to check out, if you enjoy photography!

Converted to B&W, then used film grain filter.

If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull. ~~ W.C. Fields

Thursday, July 31, 2008


NOTE: This is not tweaked in any way; this is the way the light was rotating through these glass cubes.

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't. ~~Blaise Pascal


No form of Nature is inferior to Art; for the arts merely imitate natural forms. ~~Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Monday, July 28, 2008

Creative Photography

Well, here we go again. :D Roger's Creative Photography Contest is going on - there are some great photographers/editors participating, so be sure to go check it out!

For those of you wondering, I changed the original to sepia, then poster edged it.

Country people tend to consider that they have a corner on righteousness and to distrust most manifestations of cleverness, while people in the city are leery of righteousness but ascribe to themselves all manner of cleverness. ~~Edward Hoagland

Friday, July 25, 2008

Not MY home....

If we could only make our hands move as actively as our tongues, what wonders we could accomplish! Almost everyone loves to hear his own voice. It is so easy, too! Yet if we could say less and do more for each other's good, not alone would every home be happier, but communities would he enriched thereby. Instead of criticism by speech, to show someone a better way to do a thing would be of much greater value.~~John Wanamaker

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Creative Photography

Didn't win AGAIN last week in Roger's Creative Photography Contest, but I did place. SO, this week, I introduce you to "Purple Sky". I saturated the color, and the hues. Enjoy!

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine, and the automobile, for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities. So I believe that dreams--daydreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain machinery whizzing--are likely to lead to the betterment of the world. The imaginative child will become the imaginative man or woman most apt to invent, and therefore to foster, civilization. ~~L. Frank Baum

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Who is man?

No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather. ~~Unknown

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Creative Photography

Hi, everyone! Well, I didn't win again last week, but placed again. LOL!!! Roger over at Creative Photography Award hosts this contest weekly; it's a lot of fun, and there are some GREAT photographers out there. Go take a look!

I hope you enjoy this week's entry; there are four different techniques here. :)

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.

~~Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Travelling Light(ly)

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
~~Henri-Frederic Amiel

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Honest Abe!!!

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. ~~Abraham Lincoln

Chuck asked me how I did the pumpkin for my weekly entry into the contest. To make sure I told Chuck the right way, I did this rose as I wrote out the directions. I hope you enjoy it!

The wind blows where it will....

"I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things.... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind." ~~Leo F. Buscaglia

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Creative Photography

Hi, everyone! I've decided to start yet ANOTHER blog, this one for my photos. :) I am really feeling that God is pulling the wannabe site to be more than just a journal, so I want to move my contest entries, fluffy photos, and just any photo I feel like sharing HERE. :)

This is this week's entry into Roger's Creative Photography contest. :) I placed again last week, but still have that elusive win out there somewhere.... :D

If you want to ever know the story behind a photo, please ask!!! I'll probably explain this blog a little more later on, but the contest ends tomorrow - so I gotta get busy! :D

So, here it is: this week's entry into the Creative Photography contest!

Envy is ignorance. Imitation is suicide. ~~Ralph Waldo Emerson