Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, but not forgotten

The Forsythia bush outside my front door has decided that spring may have come and gone but it has not forgotten how to bloom! We’ve had one or two really cold days here and obviously not enough yet to deter its desire for Spring! Oh I wish…

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Forsythia - Gone, but not forgotten

Forsythia – Gone, but not forgotten


Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open. — Dalai Lama

My submission for “Angular” this week comes from a visit we paid to a local architectural work of art – The Cooper Chapel in Bella Vista, Arkansas.   It was designed by noted architect E. Fay Jones and constructed in 1988. It’s one of my favorite places to just sit in silence and soak it all in.  I love being immersed in the light.

Hope you enjoy these images of it, and my interpretation of Angular! See more interpretations here


Photo Challenge: Nighttime

This week’s challenge is to show a ‘night’ photo. I love this type of challenge. Nighttime shooting isn’t something I do often, but the challenge gave me a good chance to sit down and go through my old archives to see what I could find! The photos below are several years old but stand out as fun.

My hometown has a wonderful display of Christmas lights every year on the city square and it attracts a lot of people to the downtown area. If you are ever visiting here, I highly recommend a trip to the Fayetteville square to see Lights of the Ozarks!

I think my interest in these two photos is their oddity. Both of these photos were taken with my iPhone4s and probably were my first night shots using the iphone. Neither of them is the picture perfect image of Christmas lights, but for me, they both capture the essence of the lights – first the dots of light in the color photo, and then the light patterns in the B&W.

Hope you enjoy these! Christmas will be here before you know it and it will be another good chance for me to capture some colorful lights.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

Masterpiece. That easily sums up how I feel about architect E. Fay Jones’ work here in Northwest Arkansas. The two places that inspire me the most are Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, and Cooper Chapel in Bella Vista. I have posted  pictures of these two spectacular places before but they are worth posting again for this challenge! If you are ever in this area, take my advice and pay a visit. Make sure you have time to actually go inside (if the chapel isn’t booked for an event) and take a seat. You’ll be very glad you did. Masterpiece.


Cooper Chapel Interior, Bella Vista, Arkansas Exterior of Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Thorncrown Chapel Interior, Eureka Springs Arkansas

Thorncrown Chapel Interior


Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

Playing catchup on my Weekly Photo Challenges! Last week’s theme was: Love. I captured the image below walking across the campus of the University of Arkansas last weekend. I just happened to notice this message scrawled on the steps of Old Main. Whose handiwork? An artist? Trickster? Or a message to a college sweetheart? Who knows, it may be all of the above!

I will love you every step of the way.

I will love you every step of the way.