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Fourth of July Kiddos – Wauwatosa Parade

The Wauwatosa Fourth of July Parade was chock full of energy, cheering, smiley faces and sticky fingers. Kiddos dressed in red, white and blue plowed the streets of candy inventory … Gooey fingers tore wrappers off colorful sugar as many rumbling tummies triggered smiles on faces. More images here. ... Read more


4th of July Parade – submariners Wauwatosa, WI

A photographer’s angle of view: It was so Much fun! I photographed in the parade (as a part of the submarine veterans with husband Donny, who is a submarine veteran) and the revolutionary war reenactment group was behind us… They kept stopping to fire muskets which left a huge gap between the submariners (ahead) and ... Read more


My Kind of Fireworks : Happy Birthday USA!

Lightning!  My kind of ‘FIREWORKS’!❤️ HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA! ❤️🎂🎈🙏 Born of the sky, rumbling and booming, the thunder trumpets at random. It’s commanding echoes play in tandem with the spidery spikes that light the darkness with a ballet of silken ribbons. Thunder announces the dramatic entrance and the show erupts, electrifying us with oohs and ... Read more


Blending with Hollyhocks

Having a little fun experimenting with textures again … I drove by this roadside full of hollyhocks and my dress ironically matched the field … so it was fitting to stop. The texture overlay helped me portray what this image feels like to me. … I haven’t seen hollyhocks in ages. .. In fact, I ... Read more


Silver Linings after a rough morning : from a deer colliding with my car to a spontaneous Horse Show

… What a week a day can bring! ….  I woke at 3 am to drive 5 hours to Seeley, WI, just north of Hayward. There I was to take down an exhibition that I had up for the month of May/June. ..  A deer hit me on the way …  After many tears and an ... Read more


Purpose letter – for all purposes and for a masters in English and non-fiction Creative Writing

A picture’s worth a thousand words. A photographic artist relies on this promise to tell her sentence deprived stories. This is what I do; I capture stories of skies kissing the landscapes. Knowledge of my technology is my creative keyboard. Emojis are a narrative stream of storm clouds, rainbows, star studded patterns, and threatening lightning. ... Read more


A morning date with the kitchen ~ crazy baking lady!

Healthy! And a fun time with the kitchen this morning! Chocolate chip scones, And Muffins: raspberry, blueberry, banana, chocolate I use stevia instead of sugar and I use non fat plain organic yogurt instead of oil or cream cheese in recipes. Muffins use blended oats as flour. The chocolate chips are mini darks so they ... Read more



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