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Hello! I'm a nature lover and grace chaser in western Pennsylvania (USA); and I'm beginning this project to capture God's gifts as a way of increasing my gratitude, to improve my photography and observation skills, and to have fun!

I am a happy homemaker with a wonderful, supportive husband and two grown children. My husband and I spend many hours nature-watching on our 2.5 acres of Certified Wildlife Habitat where there's always something amazing to see and photograph. We love bicycling, traveling, and dining at new restaurants; and we do all three as often as we can. I enjoy volunteer work, Bible studying, gardening, antiquing, birdfeeding, cross-stitching, knitting, crocheting, reading, baking, and entertaining. I sure do wish there were more hours in each day!

I'll be chasing amazing grace with my Nikon D7100. Thank you for viewing my profile. I hope my project brightens your day, and I welcome your comments and critique!


January 1, 2017: I began this project in 2015 for incentive to capture God’s gifts as a way of increasing my gratitude, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience; but admittedly, at the completion of my project, I sought the freedom of observing His goodness without my camera in hand. It didn’t take long, however, for me to realize just how much photography helps me appreciate the gifts He bestows. In creating my images, I draw closer to God and cultivate a more grateful heart; so I’m back and excited to begin my second year, which I will devote to creating a photographic gratitude journal. Onward!

January 1, 2018 Update: Since I took some time off during 2017 to enjoy planning and attending our son's wedding, I completed my second year in 2018. Thanks to all who stopped by for a look. Your comments and critique were certainly welcome and appreciated!


April 22, 2019: I'm excited to be back for my third year! My inspiration to return came from from Philippians 4:8:

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Think about such things, I shall; and by photographing such things, I'll think about them all the more. Photography's like that. It keeps me focused on God's goodness. Here's to a year of praise!

July 22, 2019 Update: After years of using a Nikon D7100 (crop sensor), I’ve purchased a Nikon D850 (full frame); and I’m excited to get to know it!


September 17, 2020: My decision to title my latest album Musings stems from my quest to dig deeper — deeper into the reasons I make pictures and, thus, into the fertile soil where seeds of self-discovery sprout. Rather than force myself to make a daily photo, I wait for my heart to sing! Then, my camera’s a spade that I plunge deep; and what I unearth helps me to grow.