Hello again from sunny(ish) Nassau! We took a quick trip back to the US to see our oldest graduate university. This is the first time in nearly 20 years that I’ve been able to return to the US in the spring. When we arrived, the dogwoods in the Ozarks were in full bloom and flowers were bursting into color all over the place. You would have thought my first action would be to jump out of the car, camera in hand, and start capturing all the beauty around me. But it turns out I have a hang up when it comes to photographing flowering trees. I don’t know why but I can’t seem to produce a photo that I find interesting enough. I’m just not able to capture whatever emotion spring buds evoke in me and translate that through my photography, whether I’m trying to shoot pics of one beautiful tree or a whole orchard of flowering apple blossoms! I just haven’t figured it out yet! For awhile I have been a bit upset by this. But I decided on this trip back, that while soaking up all the experiences of being reunited with my children, I would also give myself a break and let myself just soak in all the beauty and joy that a short, springtime trip to my home brings me. I don’t have to catalogue everything!
So since I’ve been back I have started going back through photos of the places I’ve been and trying to flesh out my pages. It’s a slow, painstaking process while I try to find an organizational method that works for me and showcases my work, but it’s nice to finally go back through my old photos and find the gems that make me smile. Stay tuned for more posts that showcase my trips through France and The Netherlands, as well as long over due strolls through some of the towns in Oklahoma that shaped my childhood.
For now there are new photos on the New Zealand, African Adventures, Bahamas pages. Some I have linked to my sale site at Pixels.com where you can buy prints, wall art, and any number of cool products featuring my photos. Round Pineapple towel anyone? Should you see a photo you wish to purchase on my website that is not yet available at Pixels.com, please do contact me! I can get you set up with a new Arklahoma Muse print or product in a flash!