Green… #CY365


Ha! I finally have a photo that goes with a #CY365 prompt! Today it’s all about “green.” This is a view from my deck. I apologize to those of you digging out from the snow and ice you’ve been hammered with. I would trade with you in a heartbeat — we’re heading into our 4th year of drought. I used my iPhone 4S; no filter.


Such a beautiful sunset…


Sooooo….this month flew by. Seriously. I had every intention of at least trying to post weekly. Yep, that didn’t work. I’m going to try to do better in March. “Try” being the keyword.

I took these tonight in my driveway. We’re supposed to have a storm tonight, and if these clouds are any indication, I’m pretty sure it fizzled out. I shot these with my iPhone 4S (that has not been updated since iOS 7). I did not use a filter.

What do you think? What could I have done better? I’m trying to get the hang of shooting sunsets by adding space and proportion to my photo’s. Not there yet. Would love suggestions.

Have a great weekend – where ever you are. I have a paper to finish this weekend (I’m a full-time student, as well as a business owner)…


Photo Feb 27, 5 46 42 PM Photo Feb 27, 5 46 59 PM

Sunset after the storm…


Yes, I’m so far behind in the #CY365 challenge that’s it not worth trying to make up a months worth of shots. However, I do plan to make time starting this week to capture as many things as I can moving forward.

With that said, I took this shot tonight. A storm blew through today, and the sun came out just enough to set the clouds afire. No filter on this — just my standard settings on the Nikon.


sunset after storm

New Year, New Challenges…

Happy 2015! I cannot believe it has been over two years since I have posted here. Well, yes I can.

All of the sites that offered writing challenges are gone, so I quit writing. I know, I could still write without them, but I didn’t. Excuses…

With Project #52, life got in the way, so I didn’t finish. More excuses…

Which brings me to a new photography challenge that I’m jumping into. Continue reading

Thank you and Goodbye @IndieInk

As most of you know, I’m an aspiring fiction writer and this blog has been a record of sorts of my journey. It started with #Nanowrimo, and somehow I ended up at Indie Ink.

Each week, I would receive a prompt from another writer and then using that prompt, write a story. I was a beginner and admitted as much. I did my best though, and never felt belittled, inexperienced, or out-of-place.

The writers, and the folks that ran Indie Ink, were the most inspiring, friendly, and awesome people I have ever met. They provided an avenue for good constructive criticism and of course, compliments. Both used to help us grow. Continue reading