July 29, 2015

Photo of the Week - Sheltered

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

I am rather indisposed at the moment, so I will keep this post short and sweet.

What do you do when you have traveled to one of the most beautiful places on earth to do photography and it’s raining? You could sit and grumble. Or, you could take take a different kind of photo, while you wait for the storm to pass.

July 22, 2015

Photo of the Week - Stone Spire and Bowl Glacier

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The photo tour participants had to be diligent in moving to different areas within the park to avoid rainy weather. Springtime ushers in frequent rainstorms. Cloud formations can change dramatically over short periods of time, swirling between the mountain peaks. If one is patient, sometimes you can catch those magical moments when a sliver of sunlight filters through, providing contrast to a scene. A black and white treatment seemed fitting for this image of a majestic stone spire, overlooking a bowl glacier.

July 15, 2015

Photo of the Week - Morning Calm

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

When I took this image, I remember that I was mighty cold, bundled up with gloves and a fleece jacket. But the sight before me made it all worthwhile. I gave thanks for being able to see this beauty in person. It is difficult to describe how nature’s tender calm wraps around you in the soft light in the early dawn. And the majesty of Mount Moran provides the ultimate backdrop for the Oxbow Bend of the Snake River. It is easy to see why many consider this National Park as one of the most beautiful places on earth.

July 8, 2015

Photo of the Week - Mountain Homestead

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

While visiting the famous Mormon Row of historical structures one morning, I ventured into the Antelope Flats area to scout out composition possibilities. It was slow going, dodging thick and tall sagebrush with my unsteady feet. But I was rewarded with a breathtaking view of the old Thomas Murphy homestead and barn, with Mount Moran peeking through clouds in the backdrop.

I whispered a silent prayer of gratitude to see this glorious sight. And I knew that I wanted to share it with you as well. (As always, remember to click on the image to see it bigger.)

July 5, 2015

Skidding into the Year's Second Half

Fallen Rock Park, Brazil, Indiana

Yes, I’m still puttering around. I’m just not spending much time puttering around on blogs. Building a new life continues to take priority.

I went to Indiana for a few days and got back last Sunday. I stayed with my sweet sister-in-law (separated from my oldest brother), and we had a wonderful time. We talked a lot. We laughed a lot. And once we laughed so hard that we were in tears. We had fun! She has been very supportive during my troubling times. I just wished she lived closer. We could get into so much trouble together! I briefly met up with three of my brothers during the visit too. They were reserved but cordial. My family never has gotten the knack about how to be affectionate and compassionate, but that is a whole other story.