Everyday sight

This looks like a dark scene of snow drifts. It’s actually just a reflection of light, shining through the bathroom window onto the floor. The light went through an ice cycle hanging outside the window, producing the pattern.

Just have to pay attention to God’s wonders all around us!

The original picture, a shadow on the bathroom floor.

Lent 2019


“The Lord says: The kind of fast that pleases me is sharing your food with the hungry and sheltering the poor and homeless. Do this and I will listen to your prayers; when you call on me I will say: I am here.”

Simplicity – Purity – Beauty

Something a little different for a photography blog.

This version of “Hallelujah” by these girls is the most beautiful and moving video I’ve ever seen. I cannot get through it without crying my eyes out. The simplicity, purity, and strength they show is overwhelming. Their voices, faces, and the song itself……just perfection! Turn these up on your surround sound system.

It’s what I want to show in photography; the wonderful holiness that people really are.

And another one. Breath taking talent!

Peace of Heart

WHEN a man desires a thing too much, he at once becomes ill at ease. A proud and avaricious man never rests, whereas he who is poor and humble of heart lives in a world of peace. An unmortified man is quickly tempted and overcome in small, trifling evils; his spirit is weak, in a measure carnal and inclined to sensual things; he can hardly abstain from earthly desires. Hence it makes him sad to forego them; he is quick to anger if reproved. Yet if he satisfies his desires, remorse of conscience overwhelms him because he followed his passions and they did not lead to the peace he sought.

True peace of heart, then, is found in resisting passions, not in satisfying them. There is no peace in the carnal man, in the man given to vain attractions, but there is peace in the fervent and spiritual man.

Thomas Á Kempis


I’ve been a bit lazy in the cold weather lately. Just haven’t had the ambition to get outside with the camera.

Then I watched this video from Thomas Heaton. Kinda put me to shame. Beauty doesn’t go away just because it’s a little “chilly” outside.

There is Love…

All around, every day, there is God.

Driving in rush-hour traffic, looking over, and there it was…

The frozen river below, smoke rising from the chimneys on the city.

The day before yesterday,
walking round the cloisters,
where the brethren were sitting,
as it were a very garland of love,
I was gazing on them,
as one might admire in paradise
the leaves and flowers and fruit of
every individual tree,
and found none there whom I did not love,
and by whom I did not believe myself loved.
I was filled with joy...

-from “The Way of Simplicity”, Esther De Waal