in Memphis, Tn. A transplanted New Yorker, over the years I have developed a love for barbecue and blues, and have learned to pass up the sweet tea. I have managed not to add extra syllables to my words but still crave New York pizza and bagels.
I am a teacher of gifted fourth grade students. I love the challenge and the opportunity to foster their creativity and problem-solving. The fact that every day is different and unexpected makes it rewarding and special.
a photographer. Ever since I watched my dad create magic images in the clawfoot bathtub of a Manhattan walk-up , I have loved photography. The viewfinder of my grey plastic Brownie Starmite was the gift of a new way of seeing.
a wanderer and a collector . Anything worn, weathered, forgotten or abandoned calls to me. Beauty deepens with age and resonates with story. Orphaned artifacts and memories find me at flea markets, shops, and the side of the road. They often find themselves in my photography, art pieces, poems , and jewelry.
June 6th, 2012 at 9:27 pm
hi – thanks for the fresh and interesting work always – passing along the 7×7 award for you!
June 6th, 2012 at 9:36 pm
Thank you so much for visiting and liking my work. I really appreciate it.
June 7th, 2012 at 7:23 am
Hello, thanks for stopping by and liking my Uluru post. Your work is beautiful!
June 7th, 2012 at 6:35 pm
Hi, thanks for liking my recent photo post called “Shush”. I’ve enjoyed perusing your blog and look forward to seeing more. — Rob
June 7th, 2012 at 7:34 pm
Thank you so much!
June 18th, 2012 at 5:57 am
Thanks for the visit to my site…Love your comments. Ditto on sweet tea. Cheers!! John
June 19th, 2012 at 2:24 pm
Thanks, John. No sweet tea for us!
June 22nd, 2012 at 6:16 am
Hi, Thanks for the like on my Newfoundland post, some. Somewhere I have one on Memphis in May, we had a great time in Memphis.
June 22nd, 2012 at 7:35 pm
I’m glad you did. Memphians do know how to party.
June 25th, 2012 at 10:32 pm
Wait…you pass on sweet tea?
June 25th, 2012 at 11:00 pm
Only unsweet. I know it’s weird!
July 16th, 2012 at 6:50 pm
I’ve been passing on the sweet tea for decades. Ice water is my daily beverage; wine with dinner. Your photos are ONE-derfull. Thanks for sharing them.
July 16th, 2012 at 7:34 pm
Thanks, Franki. I can get plenty of calories with down home cooking ( not my own). I’m anxious to follow your quilting. I’ve been working on several but seem to hit dead-ends and then they wait.
July 18th, 2012 at 9:02 am
beautiful blog! Youve inspired me to dust off my old camera and to start exploring again.
Thanks for sharing!
July 18th, 2012 at 10:03 am
Thank you for visiting. Dusty or not, a camera is a great friend. Your phone’s camera is easy to lug. Explore – on!
July 23rd, 2012 at 9:39 am
Thanks for stopping by lightmonkey dreams and commenting. I really like your observations and photographs here on your blog. Nice perspective!
July 23rd, 2012 at 9:58 am
Thank you! I love meeting new people and learning from their photographs.
July 31st, 2012 at 1:40 pm
I like your style…
July 31st, 2012 at 7:36 pm
Thanks, I appreciate it!
August 7th, 2012 at 11:29 pm
I agree – the older, the better! Weathered and worn effects give such great textures and colours, not to mention a sense of the ‘story’ that lies hidden … =D
August 8th, 2012 at 6:06 pm
I keep telling myself that it’s true for people too :).
August 17th, 2012 at 1:02 pm
A big thanks for dropping by nailthemoment.org and posting your comment. You’re right – it is quite idyllic in that corner of Suffolk and I’m pleased you liked my photos. Coming to your site has been a treat too – lovely stuff!
August 17th, 2012 at 6:28 pm
We’ve been to the UK twice, to the Cotswolds and Cornwall, but Suffolk looks like it needs to be the next place to visit. Just lovely!
August 19th, 2012 at 3:21 am
You seem to travel a fair bit. Looking at the skeleton biker in Penzance I wonder if you made it across to St.Michael’s Mount?
August 19th, 2012 at 11:11 am
I did. I walked from Penzance out to the mount. Actually we took a boat to the mount from shore and then walked back after a fortifying tea. I wish I could have seen the mount in different times of day and weather. I’d love to return to Cornwall, but there is so much else in the UK that I’d love to see.
August 24th, 2012 at 9:45 pm
I LOVE your posts, so inspirational and poetic! I’m following you now. I am also an educator, and I am always looking for like-minded people. Looking forward to great conversations with you through your photos and posts 🙂
August 24th, 2012 at 10:21 pm
Thank you! I think we already agree as to what a good education should be. I appreciate your kind words about my blog. I started it in March on a whim and I’m not sure where the words come from.Look forward to hearing what you have to share. My daughter is a museum educator and now works for AAM helping museums do their assessments.
September 1st, 2012 at 3:13 am
Your blog is really delightful! Love your photos!
September 3rd, 2012 at 4:03 pm
Thank you very much! I’m glad you stopped by.
September 2nd, 2012 at 2:53 pm
Thanks so much for visiting my blog & liking my post “Are You Living Your Dream?” I love your blog – the images, poetry, the words…you’re very creative! Keep up the great work!
September 3rd, 2012 at 4:09 pm
Thank you so much! It’s providing me with an outlet and now I need to find a direction.Thanks for visiting.
September 4th, 2012 at 1:26 pm
thank you for your work here
September 13th, 2012 at 9:08 pm
‘beauty deepens with age and resonates with story…’ simply beautiful and oh so true.
September 14th, 2012 at 4:37 pm
Thank you. As I grow older I see it so much more. Thanks for visiting.
September 23rd, 2012 at 6:32 am
Love the quality you create in your photography! Thanks for visiting my site.
September 23rd, 2012 at 8:41 pm
Thanks Carla. I appreciate it.
October 9th, 2012 at 7:45 pm
So true …… beauty does deepen with age. Much to admire here.
October 10th, 2012 at 8:58 pm
Thanks so much! Over the weekend I visited a place that had century old buildings and one of them had been torn down. Earlier in the week there was a beautiful barn that might have made an incredible restaurant, but now it’s a pile of rubble. Too bad that not everyone values old things! I appreciate your stopping by and taking time to comment.
October 17th, 2012 at 9:50 am
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for liking “A Splash of Color”. You have a beautiful blog and I look forward to seeing more of your work. Enjoy the day, and please stop by my blog again soon! Robyn
October 23rd, 2012 at 11:42 am
Thanks Robyn, for the kind words and I will continue to check yours out.
November 5th, 2012 at 1:42 pm
I want to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. To accept go to http://jimages.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/ and finish the process.
November 5th, 2012 at 9:17 pm
Thanks so much ,Jim! I appreciate it!
November 10th, 2012 at 12:56 pm
I mentioned your blog in my latest post. I love your blog. I don’t know if I nominated anyone or how the process works, but I DID mention appropriatelyfrayed! 🙂 Happy writing!
November 11th, 2012 at 6:35 pm
Thanks so much! I’ve been behind in checking out my fellow bloggers because of stress at school, but I do pay attention when you post. Thanks for your kind words. You don’t know how appreciated they are. Especially this week.
November 11th, 2012 at 8:03 pm
Thanks dropping by my blog today and for liking my work. Loving what you do here and your work.
November 11th, 2012 at 10:42 pm
Thanks very much for commenting and for taking a look.
December 11th, 2012 at 1:10 pm
thank you so much for your wonderful work here : http://manoftheword.com/2012/12/11/very-inspiring/
December 12th, 2012 at 4:42 am
Your blog has a quality that makes my mind rich with ideas. I love what you’re doing with it.
Thank you for sharing that part of you with the world.
Peace & Love,
December 17th, 2012 at 9:28 pm
I appreciate your kind words. Most times I choose an image and the words appear. I am inspired by the comments and world around us.
April 18th, 2013 at 4:24 pm
Nice reading about you
Thanks for visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.
April 18th, 2013 at 6:48 pm
Thank you for visiting. I certainly will browse!
April 18th, 2013 at 11:50 pm
thank you very much
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