Saturday, January 25, 2014

Let's Party....

Oh I almost forgot about the party....the party that is over at 2 Bags Full.  Vicki has hosted a Grow Your Blog Party for the last two years.  I was too late last year, but definitely wanted to party with her this year.

                                              

I came to photography and blogging late in my life, it became a salvation for me when my husband's dementia became the center of my life.  I needed a creative distraction from the every-day plight of being his sole caretaker and I found a way to incorporate him into this new found love of photography.  He was by my side as I began to explore my everyday surroundings thru the eyes of the camera.  I even purchased a laptop computer so as I edited my photos I could also be by his side.


I have found thru photography a new way of thinking, a new way of seeing the world thru the eye of a lens.  Since I began this journey almost 5 years ago, I have discovered a renewed love of nature, the landscape, the innocence of children, architecture, the seasons, the aging and life itself.

Here are just a few of the many that I have collected thru out these last 5 years.  I have seen my photography change and grow, constantly learning new insights.  My husband is no longer at home with me, leaving me more time for this process and eventho in reality Alzheimer's is a devastating disease, perhaps my love of photography may have never been discovered without it.














"It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera...they are made with the eye, heart and head."  ~  Henri Cartier-Bresson

Until next time....


27 comments:

  1. Fantastic selections. Happy Grow Your Blog Day.

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  2. What a positive spin on the way you came to photography and blogging.

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  3. I loved hearing 'your story'. Missed the party this year but hope to play next year.

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  4. Deanna - why i love her blog & her sweet sweet heart? - you may say or know the saying "she worn her heart on her sleeve. but for Deanna she wears her heart within her photography work - she is so blessed to have knack for taking the best views. her two pups included there, her family & neighboring view. i do enjoy her talents. a wonderful blog - stick around, you will be so glad you did. big big hugs. ( :

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  5. Beautiful photos and a tender, meaningful life happening that lead you to your art.
    Love the little eyes and lashes . . .

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  6. You know I'm a huge fan of your photography!! Great images all of them!

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  7. I just love your photography, Deanna! I hope you continue to see and share the view through your lense.

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  8. And THIS is why I love visiting here....your wonderful photography and outlook on life. I have to say, I so enjoy seeing your portrait shots. You have a wonderful talent at capturing faces that is mesmerizing!

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  9. Your photos are exquisite, Deanna! They are always so sharp and clear, not to mention the great subject matter!

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  10. I've been lucky to visit your blog before so I know what lovely pictures you take. These are no exception, really lovely work. :)

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  11. Beautiful images and such a fabulous post!

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  12. Your photography is amazing. Blessings, Deanna.

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  13. I am always so happy to see a post from you. Beautiful.

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  14. A lovely collection of images and words... :)

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  15. Always enjoy your stellar photography! and so glad that we have met! Have a wonderful sunday Deanna

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  16. Beautiful collection, Deanna!

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  17. Stunning Deanna I'm sorry I missed the bloghop maybe next year....

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  18. Dear Deanna,

    Your blog really touched me and your photographs speak to me. I'll be visiting you often!!

    Greetings from Savannah! xoxo Silke

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  19. Love these, Deanna! I have especially enjoyed noticing how you bring the outdoor beauty inside to a table. I need to learn from that--not just flowers but leaves and budding limbs. there are certainly plenty to spare in any given season!

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  20. A lovely, lovely collection of your photos, Deanna. :-)

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  21. Your story so resonates with me...between my father's death in 2009 and my mother's 14 year challenge with Alzheimers, I don't know that I would have ever thrown myself into the photography I love.

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  22. Beautiful, Deanna - sometimes life leads us in new directions when we need it the most. You are a very talented photographer and thank you for sharing the beauty you still see in the world, despite all the challenges and heartache. Hugs xo Karen

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  23. Beautiful collection of photos. I always enjoy visiting your blog.

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  24. I think this combination of images is your best yet my friend. Can you tell me where you find your unique fonts? Example: Your "Nature" "whispering" etc. fonts.I am SO bored with mine...lol☺ I hope you are able to fly out and go enjoy your trip.

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