Sharing the beauty of the world through photography and writings.
"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. " .... Ansel Adams
Welcome to my blog for photographers and nature lover's around the world. I hope you enjoy my chitter chatter about life, nature, gardening...and a little bit of kitchen.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Timeline of Passion

My timeline of events leading to my desire for blogging and photography.

At the wee age of about 8 I lived in New Hampshire surrounded by woods with lady slippers and acorn hats where I snuck off to and dreamt of gnomes and fairies. My love for wildlife and nature came alive then.

1972 - My brother got my interest in photography when he had his on 'darkroom' in our double wide trailer we lived in at the top of a hill in Arkansas.

1975 through 1990 - I had three awesome children that brought the creative need to try to capture their lives as they insisted on growing up so quickly

1976 - Spent six weeks in France and Germany seeing Europe, capturing another culture of the world that fascinated me.

1990s - Into camping and hiking and outdoor travels and adventures with the kids which really stirred my desire for seeing more of the world immediately around me.

2000 to 2003 I lost a dad, a stepdad and a sister, throw on top a divorce, and changed jobs to a managing a garden center.  Here I shared my love for gardening and began living my passion for writing as I wrote the garden center monthly newsletter.

2002 - My daughter's passion for photography got my interest up again and I purchased a new Canon film SLR and searched for classes to take.

2004 - moved to Wisconsin and a camera goes with me everywhere now. Have started several different blogs just to have a  job get in the way of the creative juices. Joined a couple photography clubs and live and dream even more now of being a travel photographer/writer.

2007 - My first granddaughter was born and my daughter started doing photography books to share their lives with her loved ones.

2008 - Bought my Nikon D90.

2010 - started writing articles for but I so love the blogging much more.  Too many constraints, rules, regulations that squashed my 'style' I guess you could say.

2012 - Discovered Texas Chics and Kim Klassen and retirement sounds more and more like it needs to be moved up so I can begin the next chapter of my creative life.

All of these things keep bringing me back to the gut wrenching passion for writing, traveling, nature/wildlife and photography that some part of myself tells me I should be doing much more than I am.


  1. Hi Trisha
    Love your blog and agree so much with what you say. Photography is becoming more important to me I love documenting the little things in life.
    Hope to see you along the road in BTS with Kim and Xanthe.

  2. Just LOVE your blog, beautiful!
    See you in class!

  3. Hello from a member of Behind the Scenes! I love everything about your blog - the colors, the layout, photography and your writing style. I'll be back for sure. I look forward to getting to know you through BTS.

  4. Thank you so much. I look forward to visiting and sharing even more with each of you.

  5. hello lovely..just scrolling through your posts... adore your timeline.... what would we do without our cameras? :)

    so nice to know more about you!!

    xo, Kim
    p.s. adore the suitcase/baby photo... PERFECT.