Double Exposure – “It’s Heavenly…to be with You”

It's be with You
It’s Heavenly…to be with You

A Double Exposure – White Lily Leaf and White Lily Bud

The title of the above image is based on the meaning of the white Lily in the Victorian Language of Flowers.  The fact that the image is a double exposure of two flowers and was created with an ethereal feel helped make the meaning a perfect title.

I have a fabulous announcement to make.  Yesterday I received an email with the subject line saying: “Congrats!”  At first I thought it must be spam.  Once I read the message and clicked on the link included in the text of the message I was pleasantly surprised.  The link to BWGallerist led me to the home page which had a list of the  “Best of the Best” of Emerging Fine Art Photographers of 2014.  Guess what!  My name was on that list!  I am so honored and excited!   Please visit the link above to read the article and see works of other inspiring photographers on the list.

For those of you who truly love black and white photography I highly recommend subscribing to BWGallerist.  It is a wonderful, informative and inspiring magazine.

Happy New Year!

Special Thank You(s)

Awards! Two of them in one day.  I am completely honored to accept the awards outlined below.

Sunshine Award

Sunshine Award

The Sunshine Award is from Craig Brown at “Photobycraig’s Blog“.

Craig is an amazing and inspirational landscape photographer.  Please stop by his blog site.  You will not be disappointed.  Be prepared to sit for a bit of time as his images are captivating.

I am both humbled and honored by Criag’s recognition of my work.  Thank you Craig!


The WordPress Family Award


The WordPress Family Award is from Marylin and her mother at “Things I want to Tell My Mother“.

Marylin is a very talented, gifted writer who can touch your heart deeply with the stories she shares of her life with her family.  Her mother is an angel on earth who unfortunately suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.  These two women have touched my heart and soul on many levels and I’ve fallen in love with their love of life, faith, and family. Visit Marylin’s blog and you’re sure to want to sit down with a cup of coffee until you’ve devoured every post.  You will laugh and cry and leave your computer feeling renewed with a strong desire to love and be loved.  A very heartfelt thank you to Marylin and her mother for giving me this award.

How to Choose?

I received a very nice message a week or so ago from Ajay:

“I Nominate you for a Super Bunch of Awards – 30 Nominations

please choose any 3 awards out of the 30…”

I am very flattered, but I have to say I am overwhelmed by such a generous nomination.  I have reviewed Ajay’s award selection and I cannot decide which awards to select for myself…Is it humility or confusion or lack of confidence?  I am not sure which, but I just can’t award myself so to speak.  With that said, in lieu of posting thumbnails of awards I am going to send  you all to Ajay’s blog post and you can at least congratulate him on all of the awards he has received.  He is a man with a very generous and kind heart.

Ajay’s Blog

Another Special Thank You

I am honored to receive another Versatile Blogger Award, this time from Susan at Gasm Travels – A Photographic Journey.  A heartfelt thank you to Susan.

Please take a moment to visit Susan’s blog where you will find beautiful images of her amazing travels.  You will fall in love with the people, places and creatures she finds along her way.  She captures each beautifully and carries their essence through her lens and camera and so gracefully delivers them to her blog.    You are sure to find a new world when you visit her.


A Special Thank You

Another special thank you that I must extend to the lovely Linda at Living with My Ancestors.  Linda recognized me with the Versatile Blogger Award.  It is such an honor to have someone like a post, follow my blog, or to leave a comment.  Linda has been so generous with her comments and likes and now an award from her too.  I am honored once again and truly appreciate her thoughtfulness.

Please take a moment to visit Linda at her blog and see what she is up to.


Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness

A special thank you to Charles at Charles Schnyder Photography for recognizing my work by nominating me for the “Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness”.  I am honored to know that Charles thinks highly of my work and enjoys my blog posts.  Please visit Charles at his BLOG .  You are sure to find beautiful photographs and delicious recipes.

Thanks Charles!

awesome award

Liebster Award

I would like to thank Dawn of Mad Woman with a Camera for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award.  Thank you very much Dawn.  I appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness and I hope that my followers take a moment to visit your blog and say hello to you.