2017 Total Solar Eclipse

I was blessed with the privilege of being able to witness a total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st is Tecumseh, Nebraska.  I’m not sure that anyone could witness such an event and walk away untouched on some level.  What an incredible experience it was to witness the earth, moon and sun in complete alignment.  There are no words to adequately describe it, so I won’t even try.  There are no photographs that can capture the complete sense of awe and wonderment that overcomes you (mind, body and spirit) by experiencing it first-hand.What I can tell you is this – Driving 1,100 miles over a period of 40 hours through pouring rain, road construction, detours, oceans of traffic, and then having to return to work the next day going on less than three hours of sleep – It was worth it; and I’d do it again any day of the week and twice on Sunday!

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Look Up

I took this photo yesterday at 7:20 AM from my deck. I remember the exact time because it made me late for work.  The moon hadn’t set yet and it was completely light outside, so I was just barely able to make it out in the sky.  It was really cloudy, and at first glance I thought it was a cloud.  As I looked closer, I realized that it was actually the moon.  I thought it looked absolutely amazing, so I quickly grabbed my camera and managed to get a few shots of it before it disappeared behind the clouds.  I’m so glad that I took the time to look up.  Had I not, I would have missed it.

In the words of Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

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Drift Away

This is a video I made from a bunch of different photographs I’ve taken in and around my neighborhood over the past few months.  I feel very fortunate to have so much beauty all around me.  I hope that you enjoy it!

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Happy Independence Day!

This is the moon picture I took from my deck last night.  In honor of Independence Day, I incorporated a red, white & blue design.  Best wishes for a safe and happy 4th of July!  Happy Birthday America!

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Dancing in the Moonlight

Last weekend I got up early on Sunday morning to take pictures of the full moon.  The first few were fairly bright, but then the clouds started to set in.  I thought for sure the clouds had ruined my plans and was feeling a little disappointed.  A short time later, I noticed the sun just starting to come up over the horizon.  As the sun began to rise, it ushered in a  beautiful pink illumination that more than made up for the clouds!  I put together this video with the pictures I took.  I hope that it inspires you to see life’s beauty amidst the clouds.  Peace!

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Palmer Lake – Sunrise Fog

I encountered some hauntingly beautiful fog at Palmer Lake last week when I went there to take sunrise photos.  I took a short video to try to capture the moment and share it.  If you watch closely you can see the birds flying around in it.  If you have the volume up, you can most definitely hear them!  The sun had not come up yet, so it’s dark, but you can definitely see the white glow of fog.  It was a stunningly beautiful sight to behold.

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Remembering Gregg Allman

Today another musical legend passes.
RIP Gregg Allman (1947 – 2017)
To honor his memory, I put this video together.
I hope you enjoy it.

“And when your world seems cold,
you got to let your spirit take control.
Let your soul shine,
it’s better than sunshine,
it’s better than moonshine,
damn sure better than rain.”
~Gregg Allman

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Light of a Clear Blue Morning

I was able to get so many good pictures of the sunrise this morning.  So I thought that it would be fun to put them together in a video.  I really had a lot of fun taking the pictures and making the video.  I hope that you find it to be uplifting and inspiring.  Peace!

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Trust the Timing of Your Life

I truly believe that everything happens for a reason.  Every person that enters your life, every chance encounter, every experience, every conversation, every little moment – good or bad, is all meant to be.  Each obstacle and every opportunity is all part of a greater purpose, leading you exactly where you need to be.  Whether it is to test us, challenge us, strengthen us or teach us, life only throws us exactly what we can handle, at the exact time we can handle it.  Or more importantly, when we need it.

Trust in the timing of your life, focus on the present and just do the best you can.  Have faith that everything will work out exactly as it is supposed to.  You may not have what you want or be where you want to be right now; but that’s okay.  That’s because you aren’t ready for it yet.  Things will happen and fall into place exactly how they are supposed to, exactly when they are meant to.  Have faith.

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Happy New Year!

You are the author of your life story – Write a bestseller!

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