When fears become blessings

THIS is an amazing story of love – that is playing out right now in the life of my niece and her family. Well actually, it is playing out in my life too. That’s why I bring this to the attention of all my friends. Test your own heart, by taking a look and seeing if you can also help a bit.

Kareen’s Journey Home

My first inclination was to pledge a portion of my Red Bubble sales. Then I realized that my Red Bubble friends would be much more powerful. I feel the artists on Red Bubble are equally famous for passion and compassion. Take a look at the link – it is happening now.

Ansel Adams - more or less "new"

I feel like I have been “a photographer” for a long time. But while I was incubating in my mother’s womb, Ansel Adams was working for $22 a day on a U.S. government commission. Red Bubble artists like myself, get excited when we make a $22 sale. And I think the buyers get great value when they buy. But look at what our nation got for $22 a day from Ansel Adams. Apparently just recently “revived”, “revealed” to most of us, Ansel’s photography is now on display at the US Department of Interior. An online view can also be had. To find your own favorite of this collection, you can start here.
Ansel Adams @ U.S. Dept. of Interior

This is relevant

Thank you Peter for this venue. I’m pleased for the thoughtful people who took time to view and vote in the challenge. I only recently stumbled onto the group. The concept of “relevance” for a group is intriguing. The shot I submitted here has been very meaningful to me, but has seemed essentially un-noticed in the common flow of traffic. I guess I consider all my photography to be “relevant”, but I will now frequently think further – as in “relevant” to what?

This is relevant group

Moods of Morning - aka Photography is easy - or hard

Photography is easy – or hard. Often the distinction is best recognized as we compare our intent vs. our result. I recently heard of a carpet of wildflowers in Arches National Park. Unusual circumstances allowed me to alter plans and hitch a ride by noon to try to catch what sounded to be an unusual condition of the always beautiful land. I typically do not consider driving 200+ miles to a destination unless I can have at least one day without driving. But the flowers, as reported, first hand by totally reliable source, and availability of a ready ride and company, went well with my always-ready desire to photograph beauty. So off to Moab on a calculated risk. Of course it was not much of a risk. The flowers had burst forth a week earlier amidst unusually heavy rains and flooding …

What does recognition do?

In my case it makes me feel good. It is indeed a source of satisfaction to feel that other individuals derive some “good” from my photographic pursuits. It is sometimes easy to say “I only need to please myself”. While that may often apply, it should not preclude allowing, or even seeking, to provide some kind of pleasure, joy, or interest for someone else. I am beginning to see that redbubble is a decent venue for sharing expression via my art, and sharing the appreciation of others that may come in various forms of feedback. (Now if redbubble could do a better marketing job for all of our art, we could all join in a global chorus of appreciation!)…

The “nudge” to write this bit, is a nice Feature today of me and my recent work Mountain Revelation. As I proceeded to follow the “news

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