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Monthly Archives: August 2010

after looking forward to the one year anniversary of documenting my adventure in life through a lens, i missed it.  a year and two days ago tucker and i brought merlyn home.  on the same day, i challenged myself to take a photo a day and share them with family that feels so far away.  while i did not successfully take a photo a day, i took more than enough on certain days to make up for the severe lack on others.

now, merlyn is about 110 pounds bigger (as tall as me when he stands on his hind legs) and i have learned over and over that i love photography.  i love having a moment frozen in time, and i love all the people in my life that also take photos forming such a beautiful creative space- ladies (sarah, rachel, stephanie, ashley) you inspire me.

thank you all for supporting my journey and encouraging me to open my eyes to the beauty of this world each and every day- when we look, no matter what circumstances exist, it is all really and truly beautiful.  and thank you for believing in me.

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my heart
it is caught in my sternum
1 count shy of 8
one 1/2 count rests between ferns and moss and rain
the other 1/2 count rumbles along dusty road and tumbleweed-
a silhouette at dusk with no purpose other than
to dance among the yellow flowers of cactus
leaving no footprints on cracked ground but whispers in the winds of the desert
cheering you on.
(go sarah, go sarah, go)

…you are the breath of the desert
your brush its life blood
your voice its dazzling stars
your eyes its keeper of mystery
your laugh its sweeping winds
your heart the sands that stretch beyond the vanishing point


i love you

(i apologize for an excessive number of photographs…)