Category Archives: Photography


This month is such an oddball of a month for me. I have had fall break, next week I go to a conference and then October is gone. Two months left of the year. During fall break I went to the zoo which I enjoy and also detest because the animals should be in a bigger sanctuary and or left in the wild. I love going to the zoo because I’m able to capture photos of the animals. My favorite animal to photograph are the gorillas. Below are my favorite shots I got this zoo trip. Let me know what you think!


Guest Blogger: Cee’s Photography

This week’s guest blogger is Cee Neuner creator of Her blog is mainly about photography and building a community of other photography enthusisests. Typically Cee has four challenges a week which are: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Cee’s Which Way Challenge, Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge, Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge, and Share Your World. Cee also teaches photography composition lessons once a month. Cee is extremely talented and passionate about her work. She first joined the online community called to sell photography prints which didn’t work out too well. In doing so another community for photographers came along called she joined for about three years. Then she opened her own blog which has been going for almost four years now!!


One takeaway that she wants her readers to get is to have fun doing whatever you enjoy! Life is too short to waste on things you don’t want to do. I asked Cee what makes her the happiest? Cee said, “Happiness, in my opinion, is a state of mind.  Yes, there are various types of happiness, but it comes from believing and knowing that happiness can be achieved.  It is not something that is granted to you.  Some of my most memorable adventures are those where I decided to be happy no matter what.  Shortly after Chris and I moved to Oregon, I was really sick, after nearly dying for the second time (see my Lyme Disease). Chris and I went out for the day to ride our Max train (light rail public transportation) across town just to see what Portland looked like. I was hurting so bad and was very down that day. I didn’t want to disappoint Chris, so I agreed to go. I started the day out crying on the train. I decided I can make this a happy day or stay in the dumps.  I decided to make it a happy day and it was a happy day!  It didn’t make the pain ago away, but my attitude changed dramatically.”

If you’d like to see some more of Cee’s photos, please visit her blog at: Cee is a talented photographer so I highly suggest you check her out! I want to say thank you to Cee for taking time out and answering the questions.


A Good Drive

These photos capture a few things I see on my way to my parent’s house. They live in a rural area. Our closest neighbor is a good distance away. I will upload more photos that I take in my day to day life. I believe this will be a wonderful addition.

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