The weather is gorgeous right now, and the flowers and trees are blooming. It's a beautiful time of year, and we'll be celebrating Easter this weekend too. I love sitting outside on our front porch or taking a long walk through the neighborhood on days like this. Unfortunately, I also get allergies, and the last … Continue reading Celebrating Nature
Just a short post today to tell you that I'm happily sharing more of my photography on the Mud Puddles to Meteors blog today. I'm flattered that they want to share my work! These are some of my favorite images from our trip to Amelia Island, Florida a couple of years ago. We were celebrating … Continue reading Find Me Elsewhere Today
I'm very honored to have some of my photographs from a nature walk featured on the wonderful, new nature blog, Mud Puddles to Meteors. I hope you'll pop over there and take a look. Click here to see my photos on Mud Puddles to Meteors. In addition to this, a short article I wrote along … Continue reading Find Me Elsewhere Today
On our recent journey to Chicago to help my in-laws in an unfortunate circumstance, we took a couple of days to go out and do something fun. One of our favorite places is the Chicago Botanical Garden. We went last year when we were in Chicago visiting our relatives, and it was nice to go … Continue reading The Chicago Botanical Garden Butterfly Habitat
Unfortunately, the newspaper can't use my column this week, so I thought I'd share some photos today instead. Some of you might be interested in knowing that the flower I use in my logo is a kind of Columbine. I discovered it in a wildflower seed mix, and I try to collect the seeds every … Continue reading Mama of Letters’ Columbine Logo
...this picture. A warm February Sunday spent with sticks alongside a lake. Georgia red clay underfoot. It was a good day.
This inspiring video was sent to me by Coleen. Thanks, Coleen! Unfortunately, I can't embed it into my website, so you'll have to follow the link below. By day, Matthew is a professional fashion photographer. By night, for the last five years, he’s been creating large dioramas of tiny environments and photographing them. If you knew … Continue reading Inspire Kids: “Strange Worlds” Photography
"You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again." ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762
Note: This column was printed in the April 18, 2012 edition of the The Barrow Journal. Sometimes it pays to have connections. At least, that’s what my boys thought when a friend of mine invited us over to meet her husband, a retired toymaker, and play with his handmade, wooden toys. Jack Dohany worked in the electronics … Continue reading The Merry Toymaker: A Retired Toymaker’s Story and His Beautiful, Handmade Wooden Toys for Children
Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Spring......!