Ghost Ranch and Photography

Ghost Ranch has been part of my spiritual life for decades. Ghost Ranch is a beautiful retreat center in northern New Mexico. I remember attending a few church retreats there as a child, and once staying (as a Girl Scout?) in their “teepee” lodging, a forest of tall...

Not Eclipsing

I’m a photographer, but I didn’t take pictures of the supermoon this past week. I did look out my window at it, a couple of times, but then retreated to my nice warm bed…. I thought about previous experiences of photographing the moon, and my mixed success…and just...

Dragonfly Wings and Perspectives

This past week my hiking buddy and I encountered a beautiful red-orange dragonfly near Bear Mountain Lodge. The dragonfly was perched on the top of one of last year’s yucca flower stalks and caught our attention because its wings were sparkling in the sun. It would...

Beauty in the Miniscule

My friend and I hiked on Boston Hill again a few days ago, and a number of things caught our attention along the way. Some of our discoveries didn’t photograph so well, such as drops of dew shining on the soft leaves of a mullein plant but, in one photo, I was able to...