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Category Archives: my life

Perfect Gift Idea

Still struggling with what to get that hard-to-buy-for person? Don’t settle for another tie, box of chocolates, pair of slippers, or a duplicate CD. Struggle no more. So how do you get a cool reaction and genuine smile on Christmas morning? Have a glistening little fabric bag with a Gift Certificate tucked inside towards an exclusive photo session by […]

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Bread, beautiful bread

Have you always thought baking bread was a long, laborious task? Well it’s time to shake that notion right out of your mind. First, I have a confession to make: I do make homemade pizza dough nearly every Friday night. I do it the long way by dissolving yeast in warm water, adding it to […]

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And the winner is …

Drumroll please. The winner of my People’s Choice 8 x 10 photo print is: Cis of Cicero Sings. She wins her choice of one mounted (but not framed) 8 x 10 from my “possibles” gallery. For her people’s choice she choose 6331 (brilliant spider web with bokeh) and 3339 (red boat hull on still water). […]

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If Wishes Came True

If wishes came true, I would want to be photographed by Annie Leibovitz. You know how people are creating lists of things they want to do before they die. Well, I haven’t done one of those lists and this wish of being photographed by Annie Leibovitz is simply a wish or a dream. It’s not […]

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Shifting Landscape of our Life

They’re lonely these days since I pick up my camera far more often than I type out strings of words. This year I’ve been concentrating on my photography plus the planning and then the launching of my photography as a business. In doing so, my freelance writing has been drastically reduced — by design. The […]

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Picture This

One of the things I love photographing are animals, whether domestic or wild. I’ve mentioned before how much I appreciate that animals live in the moment so they’re not worried about how they look, what angle you’re wanting, or whether their hair is mussed! This lovely gal didn’t have to worry about mussed hair did […]

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