Fall…Ohhh…Me! Day 44


Much like making gravy, photographing the moon has become somewhat of a nemesis for me. No matter how many times I attempt it, or how many articles I read on it, I just cannot seem to capture what so many seem to be able to. I find it particularly annoying because I have a certain adoration for the moon that goes back to my childhood. When people I loved were not near, I always found a certain amount of comfort in the thought that we could see the same moon no matter how far apart we were. I had hoped today’s “Super moon” might be my break though but, sadly, it was not. It did, however, get me out of bed early to spend a few minutes indulging the child I use to be.

Fall…Ohhh…Me! Day 43


Lao Tzu said. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”  I’d like to add, as a reminder for myself…you’ll never finish the journey if you don’t keep walking.




Fall…Ohhh…Me! Day 42



Fall…Ohhh…Me! Day 40


“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton

Fall…Ohhh…Me! Day 39


I love libraries. However, I have long struggled with the new Des Moines library, especially if you remember it previous location. What is now the World Food Prize building is a beautiful old structure that looks very much like what might have been someone’s home in bygone days. A stark comparison to today’s library that is completely made of glass.

Admittedly, at night, when all the lights from inside turn it into a see-through marvel, it has a certain appeal. Still, during the day, the pinkish hue has always been a bit of a turn-off for me. Until I started to notice its ability to reflect its surroundings and  how those reflections change along with the changing light of the day.

So, expect to see a few more pictures from me of this chameleon-like space. It really does have a beauty all its own.