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2023657Catching Up With … COWS AND A (CREEPY) CRITTER!

This blog post is a catchup collection of some of my photos of cows and a creepy critter …

October 10, 2023
2023656Catching Up With … SCENES!

This blog post is a catchup collection of some of my photos of scenes …

October 8, 2023
2023655Catching Up With … BIRDS and DUCKS!

During the past month, I’ve spent most of my time …

October 6, 2023
2023654Sweet From The Test Kitchen

On Sunday I played test kitchen with both savory and sweet! …

August 30, 2023
2023653Savory From The Test Kitchen

Yesterday I played test kitchen with both savory and sweet! …

August 28, 2023
2023652This Week’s Photography (August 20-27, 2023)

Enjoy my photographs from this past week!

August 27, 2023
2023635, 2023636, 2023637, 2023638, 2023639, 2023640, 2023645, 2023646More Of A Little Of This and That

Recently I posted some photographs on social media but they didn’t make it here to …

August 20, 2023
2023644Ah, The Mystery …

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” (Rachel Carson)

August 18, 2023

Vibrant colors make some of the …

August 17, 2023
2023642White, All White

“Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.”(Rumi)

August 16, 2023
2023641Cow Fight at the O.K. Corral!

This black-and-white, “lady” cow is very aggressive, and often when I visit, she’ll …

August 15, 2023
2023634Part 2: Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours

This is Part 2 of my photographs from a visit to the beautiful Babcock Ranch preserve, as described below. Enjoy! …

August 8, 2023
2023633Part 1: Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours

A recent visit to historic Babcock Ranch (the 73,000-acre preserve) in Punta Gorda, Florida was a photographer’s dream! …

August 7, 2023
2023632The Smell Of Baking Bread Wafting Through The House …

Yesterday I baked free-form artisan breads …

August 3, 2023

“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.” (Henry David Thoreau)

August 2, 2023
2023630Music To My Ears

“Where words fail, music speaks.” (Hans Christian Andersen)

August 1, 2023
2023629Cooking For Family

These items are from a dinner I cooked during our family-get-together-week for my mother’s birthday …

July 31, 2023
2023628Savor Your Solitude

“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

July 30, 2023
2023627Mother’s Birthday Cake!

This is the cake I made for my mother’s birthday party last night!…

July 28, 2023
2023626Words Of Wisdom

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” (Rumi)

July 27, 2023
2023625Purple Everywhere

“Shine bright like an amethyst.” (Unknown)

July 26, 2023
2023624Historic Stained Glass Windows

This is the First Presbyterian Church in Milledgeville, Georgia — founded in 1826 with six members…

July 25, 2023
2023622When The Photo Comes To You!

Today I was in my vehicle just about to get out when a bird landed on my driver-side mirror, and he put on quite a show! …

July 24, 2023
2023622It’s Your Choice

“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” (Dale Carnegie)

July 23, 2023
2023621The Bold Life

“Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly … but merely to be LIVED. Boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically LIVED.” (Mandy Hale)

July 22, 2023
2023620Be Of Good Cheer!

“Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.” (Thomas S. Monson)

July 21, 2023
2023619A Little Of This And That (July 11 – 20, 2023)

Today’s blog post is a catchup photo spread with a little of this and that!

July 20, 2023
2023609Life With Flowers

“It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.” (Arthur Conan Doyle)

July 10, 2023
2023608, reel“FOLLOW THE LIGHT” Video

Where do you follow your best light??!

July 9, 2023
2023607Wear Your Colors

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” (Georgia O’Keeffe)

July 8, 2023
2023606Find Me At The Beach

“I followed my heart, and it led me to the beach.” (Unknown)

July 7, 2023
2023605Look Up

“All architecture is what you do to it when you look upon it.” (Walt Witman)

July 6, 2023
2023604Blue Skies Above

“The sky is a canvas, so paint your own life.” (Jada Berglund)

July 6, 2023
2023603, reel“FREEDOM FLIES” Video

Happy July 4th, America!

July 4, 2023
2023602Never Too Much Pink Around!

“Her cheeks glowed with pink charcoals.” (Ray Bradbury)

July 3, 2023
2023601Moments In The Garden

“In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms.” (Truman Capote)

July 2, 2023
2023600Historical Details

Here’s some more historic architecture in Georgia …

July 1, 2023
2023599, reel“HIDDEN PLACES” Video

“HIDDEN PLACES” is about a special place where the quiet speaks volumes … against the sounds of water.

June 30, 2023
2023598Be Bold, Live Bold

“Be original; don’t be scared of being bold.” (Ed Sheeran)

June 29, 2023
2023597, reel“TAKE A WALK WITH ME” Video

Florida is filled with so many beautiful things, including vibrant flowers all year long!…

June 28, 2023
2023596Skyward Swaying Sunflowers!

“Who knows what may lie around the next corner? There may be a window somewhere ahead. It may look out on a field of sunflowers.” (Joe Hill)

June 27, 2023
2023595Softness Is Goodness

“Just because you are soft doesn’t mean you are not a force. Honey and wildfire are both the colour gold.” (Victoria Erickson)

June 26, 2023
2023594Your Heart’s Bloom

“Live simply, bloom wildly.” (Unknown)

June 25, 2023
2023593A Gem Of Georgia History

This is the Morgan County Courthouse in Madison, Georgia — designed in the opulent Beaux Arts style and built in 1905…

June 24, 2023
2023592Lure Of The Bees!

“Where there are bees there are flowers, and wherever there are flowers there is new life and hope.” (Christy Lefteri)

June 23, 2023
2023591It’s All In The Details

“The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.” (Charles R. Swindoll)

June 22, 2023
2023590, reel“FRAME THE MOMENT” Video

My new reel “FRAME THE MOMENT” is about how little moments can surprise you when you least expect them…

June 21, 2023
2023589Maybe One Day …

“To live in an old shack by the sea; breathe the sweet salt air… (Eden Ahbez)

June 20, 2023
2023588, reel“LIVE SOFTLY” Video

It’s from a morning walk on the beach at Boca Grande, Florida — with birds gliding across crashing turquoise waves and a pastel sky…

June 19, 2023
2023587Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

June 18, 2023
2023586Daydreaming …

“I have dreamed something entirely pretend with my eyes wide open. The sweet wonder of it makes me smile. I believe in the emotions implanted by dreams, for they are not pretend, and they will never cease to bloom.” (Richelle E. Goodrich)

June 18, 2023
2023585, reel“SHADES OF NIGHT” Video

My “SHADES OF NIGHT” reel is from last night’s backyard sunset. Nature’s sky paintings are the best. Enough said…

June 17, 2023
2023584Visitor In My Backyard

Yesterday afternoon a beautiful osprey appeared in my backyard, sitting on the rocks and just quietly looking out over the lake…

June 16, 2023
2023583Photography … because …

“I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.” (Trent Parke)

June 15, 2023
2023582The Incomparable … Rose

“Stars do not hide from darkness. Roses do not hide from thorns. Diamonds do not hide from pressure.” (Matshona Dhliwayo)

June 14, 2023
2023581Drama For Photographs

Shoot quickly and look at what you got later! …

June 13, 2023
2023580, reel“WHAT WILL YOU PHOTOGRAPH TODAY??!” Video

My NEW reel “WHAT WILL YOU PHOTOGRAPH TODAY??!” is based on on my daily Instagram story series by the same title and with a new photo each day…

June 12, 2023
2023579Making A (Fun) Mess!

I started out shooting a flatlay photo of the (cut) yellow and orange fruits and vegetables (and one pretty daisy …) …

June 11, 2023
2023578Pink, Pink, Pink … Everywhere Pink!

“I don’t think I will ever get tired of wearing pink.” (Emma Bunton)

June 10, 2023
2023577Summertime and Florida!

What’s the first thing you think about with Florida and summertime??!

June 9, 2023
2023576Childhood Church

This is the beautiful Church in Perry, Georgia where my brothers and I were baptized …

June 8, 2023
2023575, blueBewitching, Blissful, Bejeweled … Blues.

If there’s one color I could never get tired of seeing and photographing, it would be blue in all its shades and moods…

June 7, 2023
2023574, flowersSoftness Becomes You

“You deserve to be in environments that bring out the softness in you, not the survival in you.” (Ronne Brown)

June 6, 2023
2023573, reel“I LIKE … ” Video

My new reel “I LIKE …” is a list of my best likes, set to some of my photos and a beautiful song …

June 5, 2023
2023572, butterfliesFlight Of The Butterfly

“Nature’s message was always there and for us to see. It was written on the wings of butterflies.” (Kjell B. Sandved)

June 4, 2023

“Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern.” (Oscar Wilde)

June 3, 2023
2023570Breathing-Fire-Dragon …

drama-filled; …

June 2, 2023
2023569, reelSome Nights …

There are some nights you and your camera will never forget…

June 1, 2023
2023568, reel“FINDING FAMILY” Video

My “FINDING FAMILY” video is about how it can take time whether it’s for your actual family or other people you hold close in life…

May 31, 2023
2023567, birdsTake A Breath. See The World.

Do you ever need to remind yourself to slow down, breathe deeply, and just take in the beautiful world around us?? …

May 30, 2023
2023566Always Honor. Never Forget.

Memorial Day 2023.

May 29, 2023
2023565, reel“FOREVER” Video

My “FOREVER” video is a story about how all the things that really matter are … forever.

May 28, 2023
2023564, cowsToday’s Cows!

This afternoon I was out filming cows (stay tuned — coming soon to theaters near you — ha!), and couldn’t resist taking a few still photographs of these adorable creatures! …

May 27, 2023
2023563, reel“COMING HOME” Video

My “COMING HOME” video is for anyone who’s needed to find their way home (figuratively or literally)…

May 26, 2023
2023562, cowsCows, Cows, Cows!

“The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk.” (Ogden Nash)

May 25, 2023
2023561, galetteRustic And Delicious

Baking and decorating fancy cakes is enjoyable, but my favorite dessert baking is the rustic (French) galette…

May 24, 2023
2023560, alligatorsUp Close And Personal In Florida

Can you say “beautiful bokeh” and “alligator” in one sentence??!…

May 23, 2023
2023559300+ Photography Competition Wins!

Great news to report for The Daily Artisan! …

May 23, 2023
2023558, birdsOur Nature

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” (Aristotle)

May 22, 2023
2023557The Tinkling Glass Of Wind Chimes At Sunset

“A breeze lifted off the ocean and several hundred notes from the wind chimes tinkled like ice shaken in silver cups. They altered the mood of the …” (Pat Conroy)

May 21, 2023
2023556, beachBirds, Beach, Morning

Out for a morning walk, bird style.

May 20, 2023
2023555, flowersFlowers Among Us

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.” (Buddha)

May 19, 2023
2023554, birds, cows, reel, turtles“BEST PALS!” Video

Be sure to check out the bird’s fancy friend ride – and a most exuberant cow (over the moon?) at the end…

May 18, 2023
2023553, cowsThe Animals Around Us

“Animals can inspire us to be less busy, more present, less worried, more joyful, and more passionate about…” (Kristen Moeller)

May 17, 2023
2023552, fairies, reel“DEEP IN THE FOREST…” Video

You’ll find tiny fairies and homes along with a surprise swoosh at the end. Did you really see that??! It’s magic…

May 16, 2023
2023551, fairiesNever Too Old For Magic

Because we’re never too old for magic and fairy tales …

May 15, 2023
2023550, Mother's DayHappy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 14, 2023
2023549, flowers, pinkYou Get To Tell Your Own Story

“Don’t forget — no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.” (Charles de Lint)

May 13, 2023
2023548, flowers, LensbabyMake Magic

“It’s all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.”(Charles de Lint)

May 12, 2023
2023547, flowers, LensbabyDiaphanous Dreams

“You are worthy of your wildest dreams.” (Nicole Guillaume)

May 11, 2023
2023546, reel, shrimp“NATIONAL SHRIMP DAY!” Video — Salute The Shrimp!

May 10 is celebrated in the U.S. as “National Shrimp Day,” and if there’s a finer holiday, I don’t know what it would be! I love cooking, photographing, and eating shrimp in all ways –- everything from …

May 10, 2023
2023545, reelRoad Trip!

Photographing vintage cars at the Cool Cruisers of Southwest Florida’s Cruise-In got me thinking about road trips that start early in the morning before the sun comes up …

May 9, 2023
2023544, vintage carsWhen Old Looks (Sparkling) New!

On Sunday, I took photographs of vintage cars at a Cruise-In sponsored by the Cool Cruisers of Southwest Florida …

May 8, 2023
2023543, fruitSummer Songs!

“I wanna soak up the sun.” (Sheryl Crow)

May 7, 2023
2023542, flowersSoft. Strong.

“Keep your heart soft. A hard heart breaks when it falls, while a soft one bounces back in the chest. It hurts but it doesn’t shatter.” (Valentina Quarta)

May 6, 2023
2023541, beach, reelBEAUTIFUL Town

Some of Florida’s most beautiful moments are found in blue and turquoise. Enjoy the beach walk!

May 5, 2023
2023540, flowersTake The Time

“Take the time to observe the simple and ponder upon the …” (Melanie Charlene)

May 4, 2023
2023539, cow, Miss CallieMy Favorite Cow (I Don’t Own!)

Meet Miss Callie (pronounced Miss “COW-lee” in the best Southern accent) –- my favorite cow I named but don’t own! …

May 3, 2023
2023538, sunsetAvoiding Complacency

Do you ever find yourself growing complacent about your surroundings? People who live in Florida sometimes stop going to our familiar beaches, and hikers who live in mountain areas will stop using the trails …

May 2, 2023
2023537, reel, rodeoOne Wild Ride!

Pay close attention to how the rodeo rider’s right hand never lets go of the handhold, even when he’s swept under the horse … !

May 1, 2023
2023536, faded, flowersSimplicity

“If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the ….” (Rainer Maria Rilke)

April 30, 2023
2023535, Lensbaby, reel, rosesDay Two With The Lensbaby!

These photos are from my second day using the Lensbaby Velvet 85. I wanted to see the progressive differences in shooting the same shot at …

April 29, 2023
2023534, bokeh, flowersNature’s Kaleidoscope Light

“You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret — you return to the beauty you have always been.”(Aberjhani)

April 28, 2023
2023533, purple, reelPhotographing … Purple

Color is a big part of our world and as a photographer, I’m attracted to big and bold colors in a variety of subjects…

April 27, 2023
2023532, bokeh, flowersMagic All Around Us

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are …”(Roald Dahl)

April 26, 2023
2023531, fair, reelFerris Wheels & Funnel Cakes

Who doesn’t love a good fair with blue skies, wild rides, and outrageous food??! …

April 25, 2023
2023530, alligator, blueI Know Better Than This …

On Saturday when I was out early with my camera – and stumbled onto a glorious blue daybreak – I also came closer than I’d like to an alligator! …

April 24, 2023
2023529, flowersFirst Day With A Lensbaby!

Spoiler alert! My first day using a Lensbaby! …

April 23, 2023
2023528, blue, daybreakBathed In Blue On Earth Day 2023

This morning my camera and I got out early before daybreak, and the phrase “bathed in blue” was a fitting description as far as the eye could see. The sky and lake were beautiful, and what an unexpected bonus of a …

April 22, 2023
2023527, birds, reel(Big) Bird Personalities!

Photographing birds puts their big personalities on display – everything from goofy, eccentric, dramatic, volatile, aristocratic, inquisitive, and more…

April 21, 2023
2023526, flowers, red, rosesDelicate Yet Bold. Prickly Yet Velvety.

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” (Lady Bird Johnson)

April 20, 2023
2023525, blue, reelPhotographing … Blue

Color is a big part of our world and as a photographer, I’m attracted to big and bold colors in a variety of subjects …

April 19, 2023
2023524, tomatoesWhat’s Your Favorite Healthy Food??!

What’s your favorite healthy food?Hands down, mine is …

April 18, 2023
2023523, flowers, reel, rosesThree Roses. Three Hours.

Photographers get to spend time with beautiful things, and one of my favorite is flowers. Over the weekend, I brought home three delicate roses, and my camera could hardly wait! …

April 17, 2023
2023522, blue, flowersHydrangeas. Beauty. Peace.

“Don’t be in a hurry to turn the page. Live and experience the current phase of your life with ease and calm. The page will anyway turn by itself.” (Hiral Nagda)

April 16, 2023
2023521, orange, reelPhotographing … Orange

Color is a big part of our world and as a photographer, I’m attracted to big and bold colors in a variety of subjects…

April 15, 2023
2023520, flowers, purpleIn The Words Of Albert Einstein …

Quotable Albert Einstein has some words of wisdom about …

April 14, 2023
2023519, reel, surfingChasing Waves

Our west coast of Florida isn’t known for big waves but when the wind kicks ‘em up, you’ve got to take full advantage…

April 13, 2023
2023518, shellsThe Sea. The Shells.

“A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects … ” (Henry Grunwald)

April 12, 2023
2023517, arcadia 3.23, reel, rodeoMutton Busting Rodeo Kids!

Mutton Busting rodeo kids are pint-sized cowgirls and cowboys on the wild side! …

April 11, 2023
2023516, birds, whiteBirds Of A Feather …

Birds of a feather … !

April 10, 2023
2023515, flowers, tulipsHappy Easter!

Happy Easter!

April 9, 2023
2023514, Easter, flowers, reel, tulipsHappy Tulips! Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

Some of my favorite things about photographing tulips are the variety of colors (and multi-colors) they come in – and their beautiful “paintbrush” detail …

April 8, 2023
2023513, still lifeYummy But Messy!

There are pros and cons to doing still life photography of food … !

April 7, 2023
2023512, bokeh, leavesWhen Simple Things Feel Special

Pick up your camera, take a deep breath, be prepared for the unexpected, and let your adventures take you where they may…

April 6, 2023
2023511, reel, rodeo 3.23Living The Rodeo Way

Rodeo is a way of living – even if you never actually ride or rope. It’s all about living to the fullest and making every single second count!

April 5, 2023
2023510, apples, goldenA Golden Moment

Is there a golden moment you’ve never experienced but hope to one day, asks The Daily Artisan??!

April 4, 2023
2023509, dusk, reel, sunsetFalling Sunlight

Dusk is my favorite time as the day slips into night, painting such glorious shades in the sky for my camera and me. What’s your favorite??!

April 3, 2023
2023508, flowers, orangeWhere’s Your Happy?

What are the first three things you think of that make you happy, asks The Daily Artisan??!

April 2, 2023
2023507, dreamy, flowersThe Photographer As Witness

“The Earth is art; the photographer is only a witness.” (Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

April 1, 2023
2023506, parrots, reelScared of (Photographing) Parrots!

Is there anything you photograph that makes you nervous? For me, it’s birds and squirrels! …

March 31, 2023
2023505, orchidsThe Power Of (And In) You

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” (Thomas Alva Edison)

March 30, 2023
2023504, cows, reelI’m Cow Paparazzi … Say Cheese!

Cows are curious creatures! When my camera and I go out as COW PAPARAZZI, the cows are …

March 29, 2023
2023503, flowers, orangeLiving Boldly!

What’s one thing you do to live boldly and large, asks The Daily Artisan??!

March 28, 2023
2023502, flowers, hydrangeas, pink, pink cadillac, reelIn The Words Of Bruce Springsteen…”Pink Cadillac, Pink Cadillac”!

Here’s a throwback to a vintage, toy car (PINK 1959 Cadillac Coupe Deville) photographed with pink hydrangeas, all with the sounds of …!”

March 27, 2023
2023501, flowers, purplePurple Thoughts …

“When the time is ripe for certain things, these things appear in different places in the manner of violets coming to light in the early spring.” (Farkas Bolyai)

March 26, 2023
2023500, rodeo 3.23Rodeo Wild Rides!

Rodeo riders won’t stop till they’re legend! …

March 25, 2023
2023499, fadedFaded. Soft. Lovely.

Just three words for these flowers …

March 24, 2023
2023498, flowers, green, reelDaydreaming in greens…

Green is one of the most soothing colors of all, especially in …

March 23, 2023
2023497, Naples Botanical Garden ScenesRoaming The Garden Grounds

When visiting the Naples Botanical Garden with camera in hand, my eye typically goes tight in on the many gorgeous flowers for closeup shots. However, the 170 acres also has …

March 22, 2023
2023496, flowers, pinkAlways Loving Pink Flowers!

What’s your favorite color to photograph, asks The Daily Artisan??! …

March 21, 2023
2023495, flowers, whiteA Canvas Of White

Today was a beautiful, unseasonably cool day (with low humidity) here in south Florida – and a perfect day to grab your camera and see what you find! …

March 20, 2023
2023494, sheepSheep In The Lights

Light wafted through the skylights at Mosaic Arena during the Arcadia-All Florida Championship Rodeo, and I really liked how it …

March 19, 2023
2023493, flowers, pink, yellowPretty In Pink (And Yellow)

These beautiful pink and yellow roses have gotten only prettier as they’ve aged during the past week on my kitchen counter…

March 18, 2023
2023492, rodeo3.23This Arcadia Rodeo’s Got It All!

Last week I had a blast taking photographs of the 95th Arcadia-All Florida Championship Rodeo!

It’s got it all — cowboys, cowgirls, bucking broncos, wild bulls, mutton busters, barrel races, beer, grilling, music, chaps, roping, patriotism, boots, hats, …

March 17, 2023
2023491, rodeo3.23Rodeo Fun!

Tomorrow will be the full gallery of my Arcadia Rodeo photos! In the meantime, …

March 16, 2023
2023490, rodeo 3.23A Fast Ride!

More photos to come, but here’s a brave cowboy’s wild ride. I was shooting at 4 frames per second – and things were moving quickly! …

March 15, 2023
2023489, rodeo 3.23Some Gentlemen Of The Rodeo

You’ve gotta love this Rodeo gentleman’s perfectly white + ironed + spotless shirt and clean cowboy hat — I had clumps of red dirt in my hair within 15 minutes of the rodeo’s start! …

March 14, 2023
2023488, rodeo 3.23Fancy Horse, Pretty Lady!

Here’s another photo from the Arcadia-All Florida Championship Rodeo, with hopefully a group of them posted tomorrow…!

March 13, 2023
2023487, rodeo 3.23Rope ‘Em, Cowboy!

Today I’m still going through all the photos I took Friday at the 95th Arcadia-All Florida Championship Rodeo! …

March 12, 2023
2023486, rodeo 3.23Photographing The Arcadia-All Florida Championship Rodeo!

Yesterday I spent the day at the 95th Arcadia-All Florida Championship Rodeo and took hundreds of photographs! …

March 11, 2023
2023485Off For A Photography Adventure … !

This morning I’m heading out for a photography adventure …

March 10, 2023
2023484, depth of field, musicThe Music Of Our Lives

What are three of your all-time favorite songs and why, asks The Daily Artisan??!

March 9, 2023
2023483, bird, green, reptileGreen Things

What are three green things you like, asks The Daily Artisan??! (Just FYI, my list does NOT include …)

March 8, 2023
2023482, bokeh, flowers, pastelDaydream Away!

“If I sit and daydream, the images rush by like a succession of colored slides.” (Francis Bacon)

March 7, 2023
2023481, flowers, purpleYour Strength From Within

“Within you lies your strength.” (Lailah Gifty Akita)

March 6, 2023
2023480, vegetablesFarm Goods (And Goodness)

My great-grandfathers and my grandfathers on both sides of my family were farmers in Georgia, and we were raised to …

March 5, 2023
2023479, flowers, purpleKindness Matters

“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.” (Roy T. Bennett)

March 4, 2023
2023478, flowers, yellowYour Happiness Comes From … You

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

March 3, 2023
2023477, flowers, pinkAh, Pink …

What’s your favorite color and why, asks The Daily Artisan??! …

March 2, 2023
2023476, cowsTake A Walk … Leave Your Phone

“Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you …” (Charlotte Eriksson)

March 1, 2023
2023475, flowers, whiteWhere Dreams Take You

What are you dreaming about these days, asks The Daily Artisan??! …

February 28, 2023
2023474, flowers, multicolorWhen Nature Speaks To You About You

When you’re in the middle of a beautiful setting in nature — whether it be a sunset or deep in the woods or anywhere else — what does it say to you about you, asks The Daily Artisan??! …

February 27, 2023
2023473, flowers, whiteGratitude For Small Things

What are five small things for which you are grateful, asks The Daily Artisan??! …

February 26, 2023
2023472, flowers, pink, redMysteries Of Life …

What is one of life’s mysteries you’d love to solve, asks The Daily Artisan??! …

February 25, 2023
2023471, flowers, purplePurple’s Drama

What are five purple things you like, asks The Daily Artisan??! …

February 24, 2023
2023470, flowers, whiteThe Peace Within

Quietly, to yourself, say three things you are at your deepest level, asks The Daily Artisan…

February 23, 2023
2023469, flowers, redRed, Red Rose

What are five red things you like, asks The Daily Artisan??! …

February 22, 2023
2023468, cowsForever Friends!

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?” (A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh) …

February 21, 2023
2023467, birds, blueBlue, Beautiful Blue

What are five of your favorite blue things, asks The Daily Artisan??! …

February 20, 2023
2023466, flowers, purple, whiteNew Ventures, New Starts

What’s something brand new you want to try, asks The Daily Artisan??! …

February 19, 2023
2023465, flowers, orangeBring Joy

What are three things that bring you joy, asks The Daily Artisan??!

February 18, 2023
2023464, birds, whiteYour Reflection In The World …

“Our power lies in our small daily choices, one after another, to create eternal ripples of a life well lived.” (Mollie Marti)

February 17, 2023
2023463, flowers, whiteThe Value Of Softness

“We need softness in the world. When you go to sleep at night, do you lay your head on a brick?” (Adrienne Posey)

February 16, 2023
2023462, cows, ruralGratitude … And Cows

What are three things you are grateful for, asks The Daily Artisan??! …

February 15, 2023
2023461, birds, ducks, golden hourA Duck, A Camera, And A Golden Hour

Late this afternoon I grabbed my camera to see what I could find during the Golden Hour, and I was not disappointed. This Florida Mottled Duck …

February 14, 2023
2023460, competition wins220 Photography Competition Wins Now Reached With Newest 20!

The past month has been exciting with 20 new photography competition wins on Instagram — bringing the grand total now to 220! …

February 14, 2023
2023459, flowers, pinkWisdoms From Winnie

What’s your next adventure, big or small, asks The Daily Artisan??! …

February 13, 2023
2023458, blueFind It In Nature

One week from today, name three new beautiful things in nature you’ve noticed, asks The Daily Artisan! …

February 12, 2023
2023457Joy. Beauty. Laughter. Repeat.

What are three everyday things you find beautiful in the world, asks The Daily Artisan??!

February 11, 2023
2023456About You.

“Only you can allow yourself to explore the person in the mirror. Only you can coax yourself into …” (Vironika Tugaleva)

February 10, 2023
2023455Cow Captions!

Match the captions to the cows!

February 9, 2023
2023454Those Surprising Moments…

“Austen knew that surprises make stories more interesting…” (Rebekah Crane)

February 8, 2023
2023453Finding Your Calm

What could you let go to give yourself greater peace, asks The Daily Artisan??! …

February 7, 2023
2023452Living. Brave.

What’s something you bravely do in spite of fear associated with it, asks The Daily Artisan??! …

February 6, 2023
2023451Magic For … You

What’s your next wild, magical adventure, asks The Daily Artisan??! …

February 5, 2023
2023450The Little Things

Are there little things you walk by every day that somehow get taken for granted until you take a minute to stop and appreciate them? …

February 4, 2023
2023449Your Colorful Shine!

How do you shine brightest in your life, asks The Daily Artisan??!

February 3, 2023
2023448Smiles. Be The Reason.

Who do you make smile, and who makes you smile, asks The Daily Artisan??!

February 2, 2023
2023447Simple? Extraordinary.

“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” (Paulo Coelho)

February 1, 2023
2023446Why We Photograph …

“We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.” (Ralph Hattersley)

January 31, 2023
2023445Living A Bold Life

What are three things you do to live a bold life of passion, asks The Daily Artisan??! 

January 30, 2023
2023444Doing Our Part

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” (Desmond Tutu)

January 29, 2023
2023443Where Can You Be Found In Nature??!

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” (John Muir)

January 28, 2023
2023442Every Day …

“Every day one should at least hear one little song, read one good poem, see one fine painting and — if at all possible — speak a few sensible words.” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

January 27, 2023
2023441Look Really Closely

There are many things I enjoy about photography, and one is to take an object – like this artichoke – and really study it from outside to inside…

January 26, 2023
2023440Perfectly Spending A Day …

On a day with no obligations or responsibilities, how would you perfectly spend it, asks The Daily Artisan??! Mine would include the …

January 25, 2023
2023439Name Your Contentment

What are five things that bring you contentment, asks The Daily Artisan??! (Ah … the first quote pretty much says it all for me!) …

January 24, 2023
2023438200th Win Reached in Photography Competitions!

Exciting news to report! With five new photography wins, I’ve now reached a total of 200 wins in Instagram competitions! …

January 23, 2023
2023437Find Your Happiness

What are three things that make you happy — and also three new things you’d like to do that will make you happy — asks The Daily Artisan??!

January 23, 2023
2023436The Creative Life. Your Creative Life.

“Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.” (Bruce Garrabrandt)

January 22, 2023
2023435Trust Yourself. You Know You.

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

January 21, 2023
2023434Follow Your Heart … Where Next??!

Where will you go — or what will you do — next to follow your heart, asks The Daily Artisan??!

January 20, 2023
2023433The (Cow) Eyes Have It!

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” (Martin Buber)

January 19, 2023
2022432The Nuance

Where do you go to “see life at a pace at which you can actually observe nuance,” asks The Daily Artisan??!

January 18, 2023
2023431195 Photography Competition Wins Now Reached With Newest 45!

The past six weeks have been busy ones for me, and also exciting ones with 45 new photography competition wins on Instagram — bringing the grand total now to 195! …

January 17, 2023
2023430Your Imagination …

What’s in your imagination these days, asks The Daily Artisan??!

January 16, 2023
2023429The Magic And Mystery

“Life is a magical journey, so travel endlessly to unfold its profound and heart touching beauty.” (Debasish Mridha)

January 15, 2023
2023428Where Do You Find The Beautiful For Your World?

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” (Erol Ozan)

January 14, 2023
2023427Pick Up A Camera …

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” (Dorothea Lange)

January 13, 2023
2023426Wildlife Dwelling Among Us …

“The world of life, of spontaneity, the world of dawn and sunset and starlight, the world of soil and sunshine, of meadow and woodland, of hickory and oak and maple and hemlock and pineland forests, of wildlife dwelling around us, of the river and its wellbeing -– all of this is the integral community in which we live.” (Thomas Berry)

January 12, 2023
2023425Your Choice

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” (Roy T. Bennett)

January 11, 2023
2023424Keep Shining

“Be uniquely you. Stand out. Shine. Be colorful. The world needs your prismatic soul!” (Amy Leigh Mercree)

January 10, 2023
2023423Some More Of My Friends!

“The cow is of the bovine ilk: One end is moo, the other, milk.” (Ogden Nash)

January 9, 2023
2023422Twenty Years From Now …

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do…” (Mark Twain)

January 8, 2023
2023421Stay Curious

What’s something new you’re curious to learn more about or how to do, asks The Daily Artisan??!

January 7, 2023
2023420Gentle Ways

“It is always a good idea to be good and kind to yourself …” (Gift Gugu Mona)

January 6, 2023
2023419What We See

“What we do see depends mainly on what we … .” (John Lubbock)

January 5, 2023
2023418Indomitable Yellow

“The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.” (Robert Leighton)

January 4, 2023
2023417Pretty, Powerful Pink

What’s pink and reminds you of your childhood, asks The Daily Artisan??! (My answer is …!)

January 3, 2023
2023416Exploring With Mother Nature

As we start the new year, what will you explore with Mother Nature, asks The Daily Artisan??!

January 2, 2023
2023415Happy New Year 2023!

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2023
2022414Sneaky Squirrel

Let me start out by just saying I’m not a big fan of squirrels. (Sorry to any and all squirrel lovers!) …

December 31, 2022
2022413Seeing Double??!

Yesterday when I was photographing for The Daily Artisan at a local rescue/rehabilitation center for birds and animals, it occurred to me that I was seeing a lot of pairs!…

December 30, 2022
2022412Bright Colors, Bright Life!

“Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world…” (Allen Klein)

December 29, 2022
2022411Color Coordination!

In case you’re wondering, this white ibis is standing in the orange reflection of a nearby flamingo’s long neck!… 

December 28, 2022
2022410Ibis Talk

This white ibis flew up to a perch higher than the rest of the birds and gave a little speech of…

December 27, 2022
2022409Flamingo Fever

This is my favorite (so far!) flamingo photograph as it reminds me of an …

December 26, 2022
2022408Merry Christmas 2022!

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2022
2022407Merry Christmas Eve 2022!

Even in south Florida, the temperature today is in the most unusual 30s, and I’m watching how low it’s going across the country where many of you are!…

December 24, 2022
2022406The Beautiful Ordinary

Can you see something beautiful today that ordinarily you pass by as just, well, ordinary, asks The Daily Artisan??!

December 23, 2022
2022405Be You! Be The “Purple!”

“Be different. Be original. Nobody will remember a specific flower in a garden filled with thousands of the same yellow flower – but they will remember the one that managed to change its color to purple.” (Suzy Kassem)

December 22, 2022
2022404The Magic Around You!

What magic do you value most in your life, asks The Daily Artisan??!

December 21, 2022