winter mantel

winter mantel

I thought I would be content with my Christmas mantel throughout the duration of winter.  After all, it was more wintery than Christmasy. But I felt the need to declutter and simplify the look using some of the same elements.  I started with the winter print that I love so much, and worked around that. [...]

fleeting beauty

fleeting beauty

Expecting a wintry mix overnight, but hearing the sound of rain on the windows, I was surprised to wake up to a world covered in ice. Knowing that the temperatures were headed upwards to 40 degrees today, I wanted to capture this beautiful stage of weather that halted overnight between snow and rain. Winters in [...]

an afternoon photo shoot at kate’s place

an afternoon photo shoot at kate’s place

On a sunny afternoon over Christmas break, I spent a few hours with my daughter, Kate,  using her home as a backdrop for a photo shoot for my maps.  She lives in an area near downtown Columbus, called Victorian Village.  It is a neighborhood with mammoth, ornate Victorian homes on lovely tree-lined streets with brick [...]

breath of spring

breath of spring

I'm sure, like many of you, the end of a year, and start of a new one, leads to rearranging life.  For me, this usually means obsessive cleaning and purging.  It is an attempt at order, but also, as I grow older, a need to simplify and lighten the load. While purging the other day, [...]

yule log

yule log

Originally a Nordic tradition, Yule is the name of the old Winter Solstice festivals of Scandinavia, and other parts of Northern Europe, such as Germany.  The Yule log is a specially selected log burnt on a hearth as a Christmas tradition. My Yule log was gifted to me on Christmas Eve by my brother-in-law.  He [...]