A journalist I am not

Portraiture is possibly my favorite form of photography. Faces show character in every laugh line, every weathered wrinkle, in tan lines left by always-worn sunglasses, in the trickle of sweat through trail dust. In the scraggly beards of men who have walked the woods for weeks. On our drive through Catawba valley, my husband said, … Continue reading A journalist I am not

The Color Purple

“…The Color Purple (this color that is always a surprise but is everywhere in nature)…” – Alice Walker I’ve been reading Southern women – I turned the final page of Eudora Welty’s The Optimist’s Daughter last night, and tore through Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood before that.  As I read those, I waited impatiently for either … Continue reading The Color Purple

A Day in the Domestic Life: Cooking, Cleaning, Playing, Drinking. Spring Break Photo Essay.

I had a great post, all ready to go, about how we organize the books on our shelves (exciting, I know), when I saw the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: A Day in My Life.  I had a typical day planned – cooking, groceries, cleaning, cooking – with the addition of currently atypical good weather and … Continue reading A Day in the Domestic Life: Cooking, Cleaning, Playing, Drinking. Spring Break Photo Essay.