all the thank yous….

lately, it seems these words just aren’t enough.  but I will keep saying them.  thank you.  I’m glad you’re in  my life.


reflections of a city

I love watching a city as it closes its eyes for the night.  Chicago is a beautiful one to watch.  I was standing on the Navy Pier and the light off the lake just seemed to pull itself over the skyline like a warm blanket.  This shot is a reflection of that moment.  It’s like you can hear a long sigh being breathed out.

an ultimate good…

“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained”  The words of C.S. Lewis washed over me like a warm ocean wave this past weekend.  It meant I had to replace what I wanted now with what I wanted ultimately.  I’m not noble.  I fought it.  But I wouldn’t say I lost.  


and there they wait…

This coming weekend I am off to Chicago, one of my favorite cities in the world for so many reasons.  As if I weren’t excited enough about the trip, I read tonight in my PDN, that both Dorothea Lange and Henri Cartier-Bresson both have exhibits there until November.  Guess you know where to find me.


if you watch closely…

you can see them dance.  

I drove to the river yesterday.  To be reminded of a certain feeling.  a certain time.  It was simple.  and intimate.  


handful of autumn

I missed the warmth and light of summer at 6:15 this morning.  It was cold and dark as I set up my tripod.  I’d had my tea, but the chill was still in the air and I wanted to snuggle back into bed.  But bed was 42 miles away.  So, I shot.  packed up.  got back in the car and cranked the heat.  I have lived in this seasonal state my whole life.  why am I still taken by surprise when the cool dark mornings come with autumn?