Friday, April 27, 2012

Using light in photography



I'm learning about using light in photographs. I took this picture to show how light coming from the side can affect the picture. I love seeing the rough trunk highlighted.  

Monday, April 23, 2012


April 22, 1970, was the first celebrated Earth Day. 

Even though one day has been named to honor our earth, our daily actions should include the best of intentions for planet earth every day of the year. Taking care of our planet depends on the helpful actions of everyone. From the individual act of throwing trash in a receptacle to the leadership needed for mobilizing a group to promote environmental education, every action makes a difference. Your level of involvement depends on you. Start simple, do something you enjoy. Your individual actions can influence others. You can find information about activities at these web sites:





Friday, April 20, 2012

Elephant Rocks State Park, Ironton, MO


If you've looking for a unique place to spend time outside with your family, check out the link below. 


You will marvel that Missouri has these giant boulders. Children may think they are visiting places where dinosaurs once roamed. The park is a great place to hike the trails and see the sights. Take along a picnic lunch and plenty of water to quench your thirst. Look for the farkleberry bush growing in the crevices.

Thursday, April 19, 2012




The Tulip Poplar in my yard is blooming and the bees are buzzing! Our grown son planted this tree when he was in fourth grade. It did not bloom for several years. Now, it provides great habitat for bluebirds and insects. We enjoy the sights, sounds and shade the tree offers.

Next week I'm helping a few Boy Scouts plant some pine and cypress trees on their schoolyard for others to enjoy.

Find time to take children outside and enjoy the nature around you.

The 7th Annual Halloweensie Contest