November. I love November, particularly this time between Halloween and Thanksgiving. Autumn is in full force, and around here the leaves are glorious. Anyone can take good photos this time of year in Southern Illinois. All you have to do is point and shoot. Scouty is happy to be part of the scenery.
Last Monday I was taking photos of my front door, and had my iPhone in my back pocket. Squatting wasn’t working so well, so I sank back on my bottom and heard a terrible crack. I don’t know what I thought it was, but I didn’t imagine it was my phone screen. I didn’t realize …Read More
I confess that I may be the laziest person I know when it comes to photography. This week I put the macro lens on my camera and hung around the garden with it. To take wonderfully clear photos with a macro lens, you really need to have it on a tripod so it can …Read More
How much time do you spend looking back? For decades my past tugged at me. I used the most unpleasant events of the past to define and judge myself. But then came the day when I realized I couldn’t move forward while I was always looking over my shoulder, dragging along every regret, every …Read More
You can probably tell from my photos that I spend a lot of time at our house. But the wonderful thing is that nature is never tiresome–it’s never the same from day to day. Occasionally I think about doing an Instagram or a regular post with a photo taken at the same spot every day of …Read More
There are so many reasons I love being a writer. One I could never have anticipated was how much I would treasure the time I get to spend with other people who love books: editors, agents, other writers, and readers. To me, writing was only about telling the story. The publishing part was secondary, and so …Read More