Monday, November 18, 2013

Like my photography page on Facebook

I have started posting daily photos to my new Facebook page, How Great Thou Art. Please go to: and like the page to see a continuous posting of photos.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

New blog up and running

My new blog is located at:

Once you have finished looking at the hundreds of photos located here, go there!

Latest blogs on new site:
• Windsor Ruin's Majestic Oaks
• Save The Sprague
• Margaret's Grocery

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

This blog has no more storage space for photos, so I will be switching to a new site soon.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Louisiana Airboat Swamp Tour

 My family and I visited New Orleans for a few days a couple of weeks ago. The highlight of the trip was an airboat swamp tour. Saw plenty of alligators, including this 13-foot one, as well as some beautiful scenery.  Alligators that get within chomping distance of me have my full attention!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Earl Simmons: April 21, 2012

 The photos below are the last photos I took at Earl Simmons' Art Shop in Bovina. They were taken on April 21, 2012. The photo above was taken in March 2011 and is one of my favorites. His place burned down on Saturday and is an awful loss to the folk art community of Mississippi.

 These are cypress planks that Earl said he was going to use for some future artwork

 Everytime I went into Earl's home, the challenge for me was to get photos of the interior without using a flash. This was nearly an impossible task, since a vast majority of the home was without electrical power and only natural light through the windows was available. But I loved trying and these are a few of the shots I captured in April.

 These two shots are from the bar area of the home, a vast two-story room.

 If you wanted to buy a piece of Earl's art, you had to climb to the second story of the home and his artwork was displayed in a rack near a small balcony, which provided the only light to view the artwork.
 This doorway could be seen above you as you climbed the stairs to the second floor.
 This is Earl.

 Earl loves painting Coke art and this sign was at the entrance to the home.
 Earl collected almost anything he could turn into a piece of art and his porch was filled with such items that would eventually be brought to life by his wonderful imagination.

Lesley Silver of the Attic Gallery is leading a fundraising effort for Earl. Help if you can.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tucson, Arizona: Catalina State Park

My visit in Tucson ended with a walk through the Catalina State Park. They have several wonderful trails throughout the park. It was a mesmerizing and peaceful experience, one I can't wait to do again. I am in love with the Arizona landscape.