Breaking Free

Human beings crave boundaries and defined limits. We spend a great deal of our lives protecting and defending them. They make us feel safe. But, sometimes I feel like we've fenced ourselves inside a property and then boxed ourselves into a house. Wouldn't it be great just to let go of all that for a little …

Lavender Fields

Just when you thought the Pacific Northwest couldn't possibly get anymore beautiful, lavender shoots up and rolls like great purple waves across Washington fields. I am not sure why I haven't paid any attention  in previous years, but apparently I live within a couple hours of some very stunning fields. Lacking the time to find …

The Rembrandt Tulip

The painterly quality of a shallow depth of field can turn a simple photo into a canvas - appropriate, considering tulips have long been popular with artists, and some varieties have even been named after them. The Rembrandt Tulip, featured here, was popular in Holland during the tulip frenzy of the 1600's, even though the Dutch painter is not …