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Restoring Jane :: Well, Hello There, Jane

from one of my first senior sessions   i was a fitness freak. no, really.  completely. well, i think that’s what others thought about me. truth is, i know myself really well, and i knew one way to be sure i continued to go to the gym would be to teach. and to keep teaching. […]

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Southern Gal - September 29, 2014 - 10:43 am

I haven’t run since July. I don’t know why. I think I may be rebelling because after three years of running with no weight loss I was done. This morning while lying awake in bed at 4 am I told myself I was going to start again. Even though it frustrates me to no end about the weight loss, I do feel better. When I read this it was just confirmation for me. Thanks for the encouragement. I hope to get out there tomorrow if not today.

paige - September 29, 2014 - 11:54 am

you are so inspiring
and i LOVE that image!

1440 {108} :: Peace & Kindness

i got closed out of the trip to saltair at the clicknmoms conference in salt lake city. i stood on line, anyway, and then when my chosen group was filled, a conference rep came by and said, there’s still openings in this other group. i stole the chance to get on the bus and joined […]

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Barbara Hurst - September 26, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Such beauty and am in such a peaceful place just looking at these I can only imagine how wonderful it was to photograph

Barb - September 26, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Just a breathtaking series of images … I agree … there is nothing more calming than calm water …

Carol Hart - September 26, 2014 - 3:51 pm

I quietness came over me as well just looking at your gorgeous images. Thank you for sharing.

Sarah - September 26, 2014 - 4:55 pm

I love to sit beside the water and think.

artmusedog and carol - September 26, 2014 - 10:05 pm

Beautiful water scenes and the sun reflection on the water is gorgeous shot!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Kathy - September 26, 2014 - 10:28 pm

An overwhelming sense of peace and calm here.

Buckeroomama - September 27, 2014 - 1:58 am

The water always brings to me such a sense of calm and peacefulness. These are lovely.

Good luck with the 31 Days Challenge. I struggle even with a once-a-week one (Project 52).

Diana Foster - September 28, 2014 - 1:03 am

Especially love the boat silhouette.

[…] Peace & Kindness and Nature in the City – Finding Serendipity. If I get this post scheduled before FS posts her Friday post, they will always be included here. I love them. Plain and simple. And these are from Utah. What more can I ask for? […]

1440 {107} :: Nature in The City

there were SO many course offerings at the clickaway conference that i felt like i was making a sacrifice with each class i attended… there were equally appealing classes going on at the same time during each segment. in the end, i chose to NOT take a conference-sponsored photo walk during the whole time there. […]

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Buckeroomama - September 19, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Lovely, dreamy bokeh in these images!

artmusedog and carol - September 19, 2014 - 7:04 pm

What a lovely series of magnificent photography ~ love the more abstract ones!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)


{my very first picture in slc} i walked out of the hotel and prepared to cross the street to the convention center. i looked left, and saw that beautiful sun and the blue, blue sky and of course, the furry plants that lit up in morning light. i intuitively pulled my camera to my eye, […]

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April - September 16, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Gorgeous shots! I think having people in these images is what makes them story telling images, and they are that much more powerful because of it. There’s so much more connection between the viewer and the photograph. very nice!

Cathy H. - September 16, 2014 - 4:46 pm

These are amazing images, made so much more interesting by the people you’ve included. I’ve always tried to take pictures without people. I’ll stand around and wait for them to leave. You have made me look at things differently. The pictures tell different stories when people are in them!

Jen Allen - September 16, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Many of the folks that I follow have been posting images from SLC, and I’m so jealous! Long ago and far away, I spent a semester at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, and the things you say about the people there all ring true to me. It was hard being away from home, but so many wonderful people stepped in to make sure I…and my dorm mates…were comfortable and cared for (when my roommate and the girls across the hall…all of us worked in the school of business for our work study positions…mentioned how awful the dining hall food was, the dean of the school organized the faculty to provide us with dinner every night and a faculty member’s home to have dinner in every weekend…and everyone did it willingly and cheerfully. It was just like, Of course we’ll help take care of these clueless 18 year olds who are away from home for the first time and lost! That’s what we’re here for!)

As always, beautiful images and lovely words

Molly - September 17, 2014 - 11:09 pm

These are absolutely amazing but my absolute favourite is the tour group across the top of the water


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1440 {106} :: September Sun

in salt lake city,  at the top of a hill, across from the capital building, during the golden hour on a thursday night, i happened upon a single sunflower growing randomly in overgrown roadside grasses. golden goodness bathed in light. and i surrendered to love. * for mother’s day this year, my family gave me […]

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Dina - September 12, 2014 - 10:13 am

Gorgeous…and so true!

Kathy - September 12, 2014 - 2:17 pm

I can literally FEEL the golden warmth in this photo.

Buckeroomama - September 12, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Golden goodness indeed! Such a gorgeous capture.

Lisa @ FSL - September 12, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Click-Away, oh I am so jealous. What an absolutely fabulous Mother’s Day gift. Beautiful photo!!

Lenore - September 12, 2014 - 8:04 pm

Absolutely lovely lighting!

Sarah - September 12, 2014 - 10:16 pm

What a great present. Have a great time!

Tamar - September 13, 2014 - 12:23 am

I love that quote and all the sunflowers I have seen on blogs lately!

Carola Bartz - September 13, 2014 - 4:04 am

This pictures shows all the beauty of the late summer. Gorgeous!

[…] September Sun – Finding Serendipity. Because she inspires me, because it’s Utah and my heart still smiles when I think of that place, because I love that particular weed. […]

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