“Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more….” 
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Travel theme: Spice

Absence of Sound : Photography of Danelle Manthey

Super love what my cousin has done … she doesn’t know it but her work has been a bit of an inspiration for me to take more time and shoot more photos that have a different look and feel to them.  Also, to shoot what I love for no other reason than just because I love what I am looking at.

Source: Absence of Sound : Photography of Danelle Manthey

Fish Market – Lagos, Nigeria

Another Saturday… another market!!

Sally’s challenge was about Street Photography on her blog.  Specifically in black and white.  Though not all of my photos are black and white they are definitely from the street.. and actually to be more specific, under a street.

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Reflections of myself in others

When someone smiles at me, I realize that I am probably smiling at them. One of my highest priorities in life is to see people smile back at me.


Only when I am surrounded by my sisters and my daughters can I truly be myself. When I watch them, I am watching myself.  When I see them laugh, cry, be goofy, be angry, I am seeing a modified reflection of myself. I am a part of them and they are all every part of me.  Even when I am not with them, they are with me.

“She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. She is beautiful.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fun with friends is when I am also most myself.  Smiling at others to have others smile back at me is what makes me feel most myself.

“This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving. I choose to live life this way. I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, ‘aw shit, he’s up!”

― Steve MaraboliUnapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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