Category Archives: Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: All-Time Favorites

I was really sad to read that this would be the final weekly photo challenge.  I still remember the first time I participated, I was so nervous about putting something out there!  What I discovered was a supportive network filled with people who love to capture images.  We all interpret the theme in our own way and there are no wrong answers.  The photo challenge has exposed me to people from all over the world and their experiences and lives.  I’ll miss it, but I’m so thankful for the opportunity to participate.  I gained the confidence I needed to keep posting and build my blog to what it is today.

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My first photo challenge. The prompt was Cherry on Top.
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My favorite picture of Maisie. She loves everybody and just wants to be friends!

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weekly photo challenge: tour guide

We live in Evanston, IL which we think is a perfect location!  The border to the south is the city of Chicago and the border to the east is Lake Michigan.  The majority of the lakefront is open to the public with a walking trail, parks and beaches. We spend a lot of time there, all year round. The beginning of our walk always starts on the south end and we walk past two beaches, kayak and sailing racks and a playground.

The mid-point of our walk up the path brings us to a beautiful duck pond, the motorized boat launch and our favorite place on earth, the Dog Beach!

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If we don’t stop at the dog beach (a decision we never agree with), we find ourselves on the beautiful Northwestern University campus.  It has its own beach and sailing center as well as many spots to stop and enjoy the Chicago skyline.

If you ever find yourself in Evanston, we would love to show you all of our favorite places!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

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One year ago my best friend passed away.  The last time I walked through these woods, I was with Maisie and Annie and she and I had just finished a phone call.  I knew it was bad, but I didn’t know that I would never see or talk to her again.  I haven’t been back to these woods since then because they remind me of her.

Today I went back.  It was time to see this beautiful place again.  This time with Maisie, Annie and Winn.  My daughter also came with me and as we walked I was able to breathe the air, smell the leaves and think of my friend and enjoy this place once again.

I’m so thankful for this transformation in my heart.  The passage of time helps, but being with my three dogs and my lovely daughter made it easier to venture in and embrace the  natural beauty that surrounded us.

Enjoy other pictures of transformation here.