Author: Paul

Saturday morning at 2:20 AM, I noticed a different ‘sound’ in the house. Quiet. Gone was the sound of the ear flowing out of the vents, the distant hum of the refrigerator motor, the sound of the movement of the blades of the ceiling fan. All that remained was the sound of crickets from the open window. I awoke to find the house in total darkness. The power had been interrupted. I was without electricity. No mind, it was early…

Now that the weather is cooler, I find myself at Lake Wylie in the evenings. I’ve noticed that there are a lot more people there as well. The bugs are quite under control now. I noticed what I assumed to be a father and his boys fishing along the bank. Well, the father was casting the child-sized fishing pole, then handing it to his son. I stood, watched, photographed, and had memories of my father teaching me to fish as…

Crisp fall air. A little bit of sunshine. A little bit of rain. A rainbow. Some fall color. Squirrels chasing each other through the trees, collecting acorns, defending territories, knocking rain from the leaves onto my head, my camera. All in all, a great way to start the say.

Last week when I was in Beaufort, SC, I awoke early Sunday morning with plans to return to the beach for more photos. That didn’t work out exactly. On the way down the only road to the beach, there was an accident. The police had the eastbound lanes blocked and weren’t letting anyone through. As I looked toward the east, I saw the sky starting to lighten. I’d been waiting for about 15 minutes and figured that I had waited…

This morning I was out in the park, doing a solo photo walk. I was enjoying the cool temps, somewhere in the mid or even lower 50 degree range, a nice breeze blowing. When the sun started coming up and shining through trees, a song popped in my head, Easy by Lionel Richie. I wanted to be easy like Sunday morning, too … and for a time, I was. It was a beautiful morning. Now that fall is here, there…

I suppose that inspiration can come from the oddest, perhaps most unexpected place. In this case, I keep going back to a particular conversation that I had with my boss about comfort zones and such. He said that I make my job look easy, that I do an excellent job, but that he wanted me to step out of the comfort zone. Of late, I’ve been giving myself more physical challenges. First, the hike with Vanessa that I wrote about…

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