Colorado Ranch Wedding

It was an honor to attend my nephew’s wedding yesterday, which took place on the grounds of a working cattle ranch in western Colorado. The weather was breezy and beautiful. Adding to the celebration, small fluffy Cottonwood seeds floated like confetti during the ceremony. People of all ages attended and the ranch was the perfect … More Colorado Ranch Wedding

Hollyhocks and Petunias

This past week my husband and I drove through Kayenta, Arizona to Basalt, Colorado.  We saw some amazing scenery along the way and many wonderful summer flowers.  The attached images were edited using Snapseed, Prisma, ToonCamera and Tangled FX. Hollyhocks in Basalt, Colorado Petunias in Kayenta, Arizona Railroad Flowerbox in Basalt, Colorado Hollyhocks in Basalt, … More Hollyhocks and Petunias

The Amate Vendors

Recently my sisters and I spent a couple weeks studying Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico. One afternoon after class, we visited the Mercado de Artesanías y Plata near the Palacio de Cortes. It is a large, colourful, and somewhat claustrophobic gathering of arts and crafts vendors We were looking for Amate (or bark) paintings.  After wandering … More The Amate Vendors

Puzzling the Eye

A reader commented that she saw faces in one of my abstract images from yesterday.  I did too … or at least, animal faces.   Mature Strangler Figs have wondrous, twisty tree trunks which always leave me a bit spellbound. Highlighted below are the creatures that I detect.

Random and Abstract Beauty

The older I become, the more I enjoy images that puzzle the eye and satisfy the soul. Beauty can be found in the random and abstract. Using some of my favourite apps, like Snapseed, Prisma and Tangled FX, I played with the attached photos to enhance their individuality.

Hogwarts of Miacatlán

Recently, my sisters and I had the opportunity to visit Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) in Miacatlán, Morelos in Mexico.  NPH is not an orphanage, but a hogar (home) for 450 children. It is a wonderful and amazing place. The children, staff and volunteers who live at NPH are family. No child at NPH is ever … More Hogwarts of Miacatlán


My sisters and I are studying Spanish in Cuernavaca for two weeks. Yesterday (Sunday) we visited Xochicalco, an archeological site not far from Cuernavaca. The name “Xochicalco”means house of flowers. It is a magical place, and to emphasize its otherworldly vibe, I used Snapseed, Prisma and Tangled FX to enhance the attached images.