The little town about an hour outside of Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA where my daughters have their dance competition this weekend has a lovely little cafe that we frequent any time we are there.  It is a fun, fresh, locally owned alternative to all of the fast food chains that are its competition for our lunch money.  Like most restaurants, […]

While March is typically very temperamental weather-wise Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA, we ended up having a relatively lovely month with lots of sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures.  The daffodils and tulips that usually don’t peak until April have already come and gone, and everywhere things are blooming and greening.  It sure is much more exciting to be outside snapping pics in […]

I can’t believe it’s only been just over a month since I snapped this photo from my front porch of our first (and really only) snowfall this winter.  As I walked past the front door this morning and realized that the tree out front seemed to have bloomed overnight, I couldn’t help but grab my […]

When I was a preschooler, we lived in Arizona for a year, or so.  My parents would often take evening drives up in the mountains near our home.  As we descended back toward our home at sunset, all three of us would marvel at the view below.  Family legend has it that I would exclaim, “Look at […]

After kicking myself for missing an incredible photo op with three gorgeous deer just feet away earlier this week, I was lucky enough to snap these two pics.  While I love the closer shot of the single deer, I am also partial to the more interesting composition and red bud blooms I was able to manage in […]

Earlier this year I took a photo of a tennis ball on a court inside after my daughter’s lesson.  When I picked my son up from the outdoor courts tonight I had 20 seconds to try a similar shot outdoors.  I thought I would like the outdoor shot better, but now that I look at […]

I set out for a walk along the trail south of Lake Lenexa hoping to capture some new piece of magic, but the entire experience was full of missed opportunities.  As I peeked over a bridge looking for a pair of mallard ducks in one of the usual spots, I looked up to find three gorgeous deers staring at […]