Sunset and Sunrise Over the Desert

In honor of National Sunglasses Day, I am sharing some photographs I took of the sunrise and set, primarily at the construction site I live on when I was helping to build my parents’ house. These images show the intensity of the sun over the sage brush and cacti of my parents’ home. When you […]

Independence Day, Medicine Bow, WY

These photographs were taken last year during the Independence Day celebrations on the fourth of July in Medicine Bow, Wyoming’s park. It was a fun event, with food provided by the local Lion’s Club. Stay safe this fourth day of July. If you are out driving home from late night fireworks, watch for wildlife on […]

Independence Day, Medicine Bow, WY

These photographs were taken last year during the Independence Day celebrations on the fourth of July in Medicine Bow, Wyoming’s park. It was a fun event, with food provided by the local Lion’s Club. Stay safe this fourth day of July. If you are out driving home from late night fireworks, watch for wildlife on […]

Giving and Taking

Gail crouched low, eyes locked on the wooden panels, bright red paint glaring at her as her eyelids began to twitch. Dabriel cracked his head back and forth, eyes drawn to the frosty blue coat with small puffs on the sleeves. Kolian danced from one foot to the other, listening to the call of two […]

Eyes Filled with Souls

Rayce halted in his tracks, eyes bulging for but a moment before he scrambled to his knees, accidentally stubbing a toe and scraping his palm as he prostrated himself. Across the street, two young boys glanced at him curiously before twisting around to see what had spooked the poor fellow. Suddenly, two pairs of bony […]

The Crier

Gayle stuffed her head into her pillows, trying desperately to ignore the sound of the bell. The town crier, Alexa, had been up every day before sunset, waking the whole village while she was at it. As the bell continued to echo through the streets, Alexa began calling out her morning greeting, “Orcs spotted in […]

A Four-Day-In-One Holiday

On July 7, we celebrate not one but four holidays. Today is National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day, a day when one can take a walk with one’s father, father figure, or even just a friend. While this day fosters closeness among family members, it also provides an opportunity for physical activity, and a […]

Apples in a Pastry

Cheep! Cheep! Cheepcheepcheep! A high pitched cry sounded above me, and a moment later, a tiny object blurred as it dropped past me, dunking into the grass below. The untrimmed green ruffled in the breeze, dented in several places by the shuffle of since-passed feet. A new scuffle of feet heralded the arrival of yet […]

Ten Second Moment

July 1st is International Joke Day, not to be confused with April Fools Day, a day of pranks. On International Joke Day, consider that there are many people who, as a part of their everyday lives, hide pain, upset, grief, onsecurities, and all kinds of negative emotions. While you can’t fix many of these thing, […]