Great, Glorious Pieces of Good

“I make a point to appreciate all the little things in my life. I go out and smell the air after a good, hard rain. I re-read passages from my favorite books. I hold the little treasures that somebody special gave me. These small actions help remind me that there are so many great, glorious…


Oreo cookies, candy melts and chocolate sprinkles = the easiest cookie pops ever. Sometimes you just have to make your own sunshine.


From sunsets… to sunrises… and everything in between… I’m noticing a definite shift in nature’s color palette lately. Fall is most certainly headin’ this way.


“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” – Wallace Stevens, American poet


“Despite knowing they won’t be here for long they still choose to live their brightest lives.” – Sunflowers – Rupi Kaur, poet

Fields of Gold

In spite of its drawbacks (hateful political posts, vague booking, overshared details of offsprings’ projectile vomit, poop, etc), Facebook can be a pretty wonderful thing. It connects us to friends from all facets of our lives, entertains us with cat videos, updates us on the latest news (and gossip)…and inspires us to explore new places. Like this place. Prior…

Delmar Sunflower Project

10,000 of these golden beauties right smack in the middle of the city. Like two blocks worth. So gorgeous and unexpected. For background on the project, click here.

Setting: Random

I can’t believe I forgot to include my favorite photo in yesterday’s post. This was taken with my phone’s Hipstamatic app. I’ve been using this app for years now, and over time, I’ve accumulated tons of lenses, films and flashes. Probably too many, because I don’t play around much with it any more. I just stick…

A different look

Earlier this year, I took a road trip to Centralia, Illinois, to visit one of our hospitals. The trip was on the other side of a decent snow fall, so the scenery was bleak and somewhat surreal. I’ve been wanting to go back and see how things look during a different season — and today I…