Friday, May 24, 2013


So it looks like Spring is here to stay (cross your fingers!) in this part of Colorado. 

April brought snow. 

May is bringing rain

and because of that we get to experience

a visual wonderland of beauty.  

Just several of my spring photo favorites 

from a spring that has come late this year 

(all from just last week!). 

I stepped outside my front door on a rain-washed morning 

and found these raindrops sitting atop blades of green grass. 

And outside on my back patio I marveled on the plant and what is to come 

(and the lush green grass in the background). 

On Mother's Day, took a walk down Pearl St., an outdoor promenade in downtown Boulder 

and found what I'd been longing to see these last few weeks. more flowers...

in all their orange, red and yellow glory. 


And down the next block, more in their purple majesty. 

The striped red and yellow flowers stood out in between, 

not wishing to be forgotten. 

And in their classic red beauty, these tulips.  

An array of beautiful colors.  

I couldn't ask for a better Mother's Day gift after all of our snow. 

I felt doubly blessed because the lens caught their vibrancy.  

No editing needed to be done.  


Sunday, May 5, 2013


Along with the love of photography, there is the love of writing.  

My first love.  My dream.  My career path. 

It's been good to get outside this week, parking myself at a cafe to write.  

With that, there's been lots of progress - pages of a screenplay written.  With the pages, that falling in love feeling again -- with my story, with my characters.  Though I skipped this morning's writing time, I am planning on tomorrow night's writing time outside -- possibly at the Barnes & Nobles, a mile away from home.  The goal as always is to be consistent.  Doing something for 21 days creates a habit.  That's what I'm hoping for.

Yes and sometimes the writing seems endless -- the end goal, far, but having these writing times makes me see that I can reach that end goal.  That I will finish a draft.  It is possible.

Of course, my life hovers around me -- there are only three weeks of school left -- and several school activities and events that will take up the days.  Book reviews to write, a personal business to build but I will not despair.  Despite the busyness, stress and anxiety, I will keep the faith.
I believe these voyages outside the home to write will help me with that. 
So I look forward to them in the weeks to come.