“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.”

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), Poet

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A lone Great Egret at twilight, patiently on the hunt for frogs or fish in a Minnesota wetland.  I sat by myself on the shore and quietly watched this graceful bird.

Magic Moments

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

~William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish Poet


After a long day of traveling in the country looking for an intriguing subject to photograph I was headed home.  I had taken some interesting shots, but they all paled in comparison to the amazing pink clouds that appeared on the horizon for the evening sunset.  I was not in the best place for a typical sunset shot, but I am still grateful to this family of cows.

Dark Purple Sky

“A dark purple sky filled with the first few evening stars made her feel small. She smiled; that was what she expected from the sky.  All her life, she’d gone out at night and stood beneath that blue velvet darkness.  It was her temple, the true house of God, and it never failed to remind her of her place.”

~ Kristin Hannah, Angel Falls


The view from my cabin porch.  It has become the place where I go to renew my spirit — my place.   I loved Kristin Hannah’s description of such a place and hope others find such a place for themselves as well.

Do you see the slight sliver of the moon?