weekly photo challenge: shine

Nancy’s photo challenge for this week is: Shine, “Has the sunshine or any other light source caused you to stop because it’s highlighting something you didn’t notice before?”


The design of this building; that is, the way it’s structure invited light and shadow to play with it’s mirrors and windows, not only caused me to stop it also invited me to revisit the building at different times of the day to “be in awe” of how it reflected ongoing changes of the weather as well as the sun’s journey.

Seeing Differently: “it’s a wrap”

…once someone had been in your life – you could keep that person there despite the agony of loss, as long as you had faith that you could bring the sum of all your hours together in one shining moment.

~Stones from the River, Ursula Hegi


This image of a bridal shop window is the 15th of 15 images submitted to  Seeing Differently.  Below are some of the other images posted in response to Robyn’s October challenge. Thank you Robyn for this challenging project and your supportive feedback.

seeing differently: 13th of 15

“… Do you know the primary difference between men and gods?”

“No, sir.”

“Gods don’t think they can become men.”

~The Given Day, Dennis Lehane


This image submitted for Robyn’s Seeing Differently challenge was found during a recent photo walk through an alley.

seeing differently: 12th of 15



A photographer, model, bystander…what were the various causal factors that created this moment in time?  Submitted in response to Robyn’s Seeing Differently challenge for October.

I hope you enjoy this video inspired by the photography book, Tao of Photography.

seeing differently: 11th of 15

It is not just a matter of opinion to which everyone has an equal entitlement to speak (and have us listen) about how things happen or are happening, when what happened or how it happened is puzzling or obscure.

~The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism Naturalized, Owen Flanagan


I find it interesting to explore how a wide open f-stop invites us to See Differently

weekly photo challenge: local


Within the local Rocky Mountains, memories of my childhood slumber.  A drive from eastern Colorado to the western slope on Interstate 70 will awaken memories of Sunday drives over the Rockies’s treacherous passes made even more perilous with my parents in front speaking with each other and every so often to one of us four children in the back…in sign language…which requires, far way too many moments, eyes diverted from the narrow and curved roadways bordered by sudden falloffs that disappeared into deep valleys.   Yet, again and again my heart was captured and my anxiety abated by the beauty of nature forever changing within the movement of days and seasons.