Lens-Artists Challenge #130: It’s a Small World

I love macro photography. I have an artsy spirit deep inside me and one way it is set free is through macro photos. When I saw this challenge from Anne, I knew I just had to take my camera out for a walk and look for something a little bit different. Thank you Anne! Sunday…

Bird Weekly-Photo Challenge: Birds with red feathers

As I continue to identify more birds, I decided to post for Lisa Coleman’s photo challenge this week: Birds with Red Feathers. The top two photos are of a cute little house finch. I learned last week at our wetlands, that if I look closely in the bushes, I can find sweet little birds. I…

Travel Destination: Carlsbad Caverns National Park – New Mexico

Our first adventure on our way to the Gulf Coast, was Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The experience did not disappoint! We stayed at a hotel in Carlsbad, NM and also stopped briefly at Guadalupe National Park (just West of Carlsbad Caverns National Park) on the way. All of the area was very dry and desert…

From beach vacation to Poll Worker

Tuesday I did something I have never done before. I worked at my local voting precinct as a poll worker. It was a great experience, regardless of the long hours. My employer allows for one paid day of volunteer work each year, and I was allowed to use this as my volunteer day. Although it…

Lens-Artists Challenge #115 – Inspiration

Inspiration…the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions (Merriam-Webster) In response to Tina’s Lens-Artists Challenge (found here) I have reflected on the meaning of the word “inspiration” and what I would like to communicate in this post. About two years ago I was motivated to buy a nicer camera and start learning more…