golden rays

We had rain for days.

Thursday early morning comes, and I wonder what’s on the calendar.  Put water on for coffee and try to think.


then magic light flashes streams of golden rays through kitchen window

catches my eye.

I grab my Nikon:

change  settings quickly . . .

open  eye wide . . .  drag the shutter low

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hand held . . . I know these photos will be more grainy  . . . but. . . still

this is what I love.

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and just like that

light fads behind clouds.



that girl who loves music helping her little sister with all things

phone calls from Charming away on business

that brown eyed girl rushing to help me host

spur of the moment quests

the artists sending glimpses of her day

Fisherman feeling better then ever

double stuff Oreo on sale – two for one & the house cheers

coffee w/ the best Nana

cool breezes

catching morning rays of light before coffee






this girl

“Then this girl completely shatters the window to my soul and crawls inside.”
― Colleen Hoover, This Girl

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True story



rain for days

after the rain light

watching her love to dance

big sister there to do what big sisters do best

morning peace

laughter shared

officially degreed

so there is this. . .  Charming is officially degreed. 

2017 Graduation Stephen

We can say no one worked harder then this Charming son of ours – with a full time college schedule and a “part time” job of 60 hours a week. 

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 10,000 times. . .  There is nothing this one can’t do. 




afternoon tea

a celebration feast fit for kings and queens

flourless tort

late night visit with that brown eyed girl . . . just me and her talking / sharing

warm breezes

the artist here spending time

Poor Henry

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His girls way  . . .  and his life may never be the same again. 



the girl from France surprises w/ cookies made in our kitchen

a rainy day @ home

editing, editing editing bridal portraits of this girl I love

seeing kids I love doing what they love

great news for Charming