Delightful Reflection

As our portrait business has grown, the time we get to spend hiking has decreased.  I don’t see that as a negative, merely, we have traded one form of beauty in Arkansas for another. It has truly been a delight!


Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness. ― Mary Oliver

Consider the Difference

I came across a file of pictures today, color and black and white versions of the same shot.  While I usually gravitate to a more vibrant palette, sometimes a monochromatic expression is more impactful.  This Yell County Bridge is a perfect example. I will share another of these tomorrow.  Enjoy!


After trekking all day in the desert A hot shower A cold beverage And a tasty meal Are the things that one might dwell on. However When traffic comes to a standstill On the only road out It might be prudent To change the focus Embrace grit Grime And sweat Overlook hunger pains Don supercool … More Standstill

Turret Arch – Arches National Park Windows Section

Arriving at our condo with a bit daylight to burn, we headed to Arches National Park.  With plenty of short hike options at our disposal, we decided on an area that would hopefully “Wow” our kids, an area loaded with attractions no matter which direction one may choose to wander. For us, the obvious selection was The … More Turret Arch – Arches National Park Windows Section