So a little bit about me…

So here I am thinking about what to say in my first #blog post because this is been a photography blog as a couple of you may have noticed. I have been spending more time on #Instagram because it’s quicker easier to post and there a lot of tags for me to choose from rather than coming up with my own and I love to take pictures and share them. However I have noticed that not too many people here on my WP page are interested in just looking at photos without a story behind them.

All I want to say is I favor nature/landscape shots mostly #sunrises and #sunsets because I love the shadows that are created and #macro photography. I love looking close & seeing tiny details and since I need glasses to do so, my Camera lens allow me to get in close and see the details I would normally miss.

This is an experiment on my part to see if I can generate more interest with the spoken word as well as a photo so let me know what you think…I’ll be listening. See you around. P.

Inspiring Blogger Award 4.13.2013

THANK YOU Ned aka: for nominating me for this Inspiring Blogger Award!  You stated: Thanks, Patricia, I’m glad you enjoyed today’s post…. and you’re welcome…. Your pix inspire me to try to write better, (and, since I got my new camera, to shoot better photos, myself….), so it’s well deserved…. Take care, & Blessed Be….  That is one of the kindest compliments I have ever gotten.  I am humbly grateful.

Here are the terms of this lovely honor:

1. Display the award logo on your blog (top).
2. Link back to the person who nominated you (below logo)
3. State 7 things about yourself (below terms).
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them (below 7 things).  Did my best…
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements (will do).

Seven things about me:

1. I found a God of my understanding who loves me best.

2. I have faced my demons, made my amends and am living Happy, Healthy and In Love today.

3. I love music and love to dance and feel the music in me most of the time.

4. I love to take pictures with my iPhone, my camera or my mind.

5. I am currently training with a Crossfit trainer who is helping me get healthier, with exercise, discipline and a good food combination plan that is working for me.

6. I am married to my best friend and have been with him for 25 years… he is the reason I am Happy, Healthy and In Love.

7. I am free!

My favorite blogging inspirations for today are:
















There are so many more that are inspirational to me that I follow but not enough time to acknowledge you all.  I post comments on many of your sights when you move me so you know who you are… thank you for the support we give and get here on  You keep the fire lit and the juices flowing to learn more about photography and ways to be creative.

namaste my friends…

Jan 2 2013 A for Action!

A- Action!

Made this hat this morning after my hubby left for work… kind of like it so I think I will wear it.


I am going to be more active this year, besides photography, blogging, cooking, managing properties and our home, spending time with my hubby, and caring for his needs for work, etc., which is primary for me of course.  I have a few new goals!

I have a couple of projects in mind and will be brain storming with my friend later this evening, and I am very excited about it!  Hush, hush, can’t say just yet… but who knows?

This year is gonna be a fantastic one, I can feel it!!!

Jan 1.2013 Looking back with gratitude, forward with hope…

Jan 1, 2013 early morning sunrise with iPhone

As I look back at the past year I realize I have taken some pretty big strides toward my “bucket list”… I only call it that because everyone knows what that is.

  • I vowed to pick up my camera and start taking pictures, check!
  • I vowed to start posting to a blog daily to share my favorite photos, and thoughts, check!
  • I vowed to be of service to others by carrying the message, check!
  • I vowed to re-connect with my long lost siblings after almost 40 years, check!
  • I vowed to step out of my comfort zone by setting up a family Facebook page, check!

Now here it is 2013 and I am pondering how I want to grow this year.

  • I want to master the use of my camera and not count on blind ass luck
  • I want to exercise more
  • I want to creatively collaborate with my friend to start a new secret artistic project (we are sworn to secrecy until we choose our method)
  • I want to rewrite my children’s book

That’s a good start, and as the year progresses I know my list will evolve.

For me saying out loud what my heart is feeling is the beginning of the manifestation of dreams.

Look out 2013… here I come!

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

My year in pictures… abridged!

For more samples from other blogging friends:

Blog of the Year 2012 Award


I want to thank Clark Kent for nominating me for my first Blog of the Year 2012 Award.  Since my blog is not a writers blog, but rather a collection of photographs and inspirational writings of others, I feel particularly blessed.

My mentors are other photographers who inspire and teach me as I am an amateur photographer with a pretty good eye.

The following is the rules for this nomination!

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.

Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

You can now also join the award’s Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience if you choose to

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Here are the nominees  I have chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012:

1. Amazing Nature shots… one of my favorites, inspires me to take better photos and to see what Mike sees in nature.

2. Leanne Cole has been my teacher and mentor since I started on WordPress, she has so much free information that I have used daily as learning tools.

3. jakesprinter « Jakesprinter Sunday Post – Jake inspires me and others to be adventurous and get out and take photos of different topics weekly.

There are several others and I will add them later.





Three awards received from  I am so very honored. Please go by and take look at her blog,, which has won Blog of the year 2012 award.

Now to the rules….

1.Display the award logo on your blog,

2.Link back to the person who nominated you,

3.State seven things about yourself,

4.Nominate fifteen other bloggers for this award and link to them,

5.Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Here are seven things about myself:

  1. I am Happy, Healthy and In Love with my husband and my life!
  2. I am 67 years young.
  3. I love my family and the “herd” that I get my support and love from.
  4. I am a fledgling blogger, just been doing this since August and I love the blogging family I have met here.
  5. I am an amateur photographer and my goal is to learn all the functions of my camera
  6. I love New Orleans at Christmas. I plan to spend this Christmas there.
  7. I want to dance more often…

I have to nominate 15 bloggers for these awards. This is really hard as there are so many great blogs out there. So here are a few of the ones I love:

1. Amazing Nature shots… one of my favorites

2. Leanne Cole


4. jakesprinter « Jakesprinter Sunday Post





These are eight of the fifteen suggested… How do I choose?

Grateful to be nominated and I appreciate so much talent… I don’t know where to begin!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette of the mighty palms

A shadow of what is…


Some of my favorite desert palm tree photos are done in Silhouette… the power of the shadows magnified by the incredible lightness of being… I am excited to share and to see others visions.

Here are but a few…

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Super Sweet Blogging Award… thanks Marion Quitasol!

Super Sweet Blogging Award

Below are the rules for accepting this nomination:

1. Thank the super sweet blogger that nominated them

I have never been nominated for the Super Sweet Blogging Award so I want to thank for your nomination.  I am very grateful that I have inspired you in any way. Thank you so very much.

2. Nominate a baker’s dozen of other bloggers (Click a baker’s dozen to find out more.)

These following blogs have truly inspired me and made me smile every once in a while so I would like to nominate them for the Super Sweet Blogging Award:

  4. hovercraftdoggy
  5. Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve
  6. jakesprinter
  7. Patrick Latter
  8. Jenquest
  9. fotograffer
  10. charliecountryboy

3. Answer 5 super sweet questions.- Okie dokie see below!

4. Add Super Sweet Blogging Award image to your blog post.-  :)

5. Notify your nominees at their blogs.


1.Cookies or Cake? – Cake :)

2. Chocolate or Vanilla? – Chocolate :)

3. What is your fave sweet treat? anything chocolate

4. When do you crave sweet things the most?  mid day:)

5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? Sweet P. (that is!)