Mrs. Richey Passing

My friend and fellow chaplain, Rachel lost her mom this week.  I was out and saw this moonrise and grabbed a quick shot and when I got home I had a text that Mrs. Richey had gone home.  I have witnessed this so many times in my life with a wonderful sky photo the day someone I knew and loved passed on.  I don't believe it is an accident.

Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 

2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.


The Moon

So many things I would love to do and blogging is one of them.
I haven't forgotten how but it has been a while.

Photo geek info- Nikon D500, Nikon 80-400, F8 1/500th, ISO 2000
Shot in crop mode in camera and then cropped more in Adobe Lightroom


The Oak Ridge Boys

Last Thursday night Women for Harding had the Oak Ridge Boys come for a concert with the proceeds gong to scholarships.


Vivian Maier Project

I do the homework I make my class do for the most part. I only posted 400 but made them post 600.  I upload  some  school work and some personal photos to show them the kind of things that I am looking for and to give them ideas of things to shoot. The idea is based on the Finding Vivian Maier documentary on how she went everywhere with her camera and how she just shot the things that are around her.



 I like shooting weddings.  I really liked shooting for these two couples because they were so laid back.  Here is to Happily Ever After to Kaleb and Alissa and Bob and Eddy.


Christmas Eve-Day Candids

 We got to be cat keepers for the neighbors for a couple of days.

I took this self-portrait when I was taking photos of the cat.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Fall Watercolor

 This a fall colors painting based on a photo I liked from the @usinterior Instagram. I havent been painting long and I like simple shapes and  non complicated colors.  My painting is super simplistic but it is a step in the right direction. It is one more painting under my belt. I am one painting better than I was yesterday.


Winter Watercolors

I painted this by following a tutorial by Ekaterina Smirnova that I found on YouTube.  

I love painting. I like this painting  and I really like the way the sky turned out. That sky is what I call a happy accident. I couldn't reproduce that look to save my life. 

I heard my friend an master watercolor painter, Tim Hacker,  tell someone who asked that it took him 50 years and 6 hours to paint his Christmas card for this year. .I doubt I have 50 years left to watercolor but I sure am looking forward to Christmas break and some more hours of painting. 


Country Living used my photo

My friend Shelia over at the Harding School of Theology sent me an email telling me that one of my photos made it into a post on the  Country Living webpage.  You have to scroll about halfway down and there it is.  The credit for the original art work goes to someone over at Brackett Library.

Texting with Jackson

Texting with Jackson.