Photo Friday

An hour after I packed up my equipment and headed for home, the family walked into their new home for the reveal, a tradition of the designer, where the family first experiences the totality of their new home: the floor and wall coverings, furnishings, accessories, and art...
May announces itself with abundance as the world returns verdant after its winter sleep.  Some of my favorite tabletop photos celebrate lush colors and textures that seem to match my mood right now after spending the morning in my garden. A butcher’s block had this beautiful assemblage set when...
Additions are tricky business, especially when it concerns a beautiful Federal Heights home with the artful classic detailing and woodwork that mark homes built at the turn of the twentieth century. Owners of historic homes don’t have to be reminded how much lifestyles have changed in a hundred years....
The desert is a place of extremes. One of the reasons I love camping in the desert is that I feel more in touch with my surroundings and aware of the elements. I find the conditions demand attention. The same goes for desert architecture. When done to minimize energy...
Poets call butterflies flowers with wings. Spending a morning at Thanksgiving Point’s new Butterfly Biosphere, the varied colors, patterns and shapes all took to the air in every direction surrounding me. Thanksgiving Point repurposed former retail space for the Butterfly Biosphere, and Okland Construction built the complex science complex. It...
There are few better symbols of spring than bulbs emerging from the soil to break into color. After this snowy winter and slow-to-warm spring, I’m smiling a little broader than usual at the spring blossoms. This week I explore how cut flower arrangements raise the impact of the photos and...
I have a weakness for the unpretentious. I love early historical buildings that relied upon locally sourced materials and whatever building skills the person had who was in need of shelter. The same goes for cottages and cabins where the big attraction is the place and the domicile takes...
My Heber Valley world is now filled with images of water: April rains, melting snow bulking up the Provo River and the reservoirs, and the arrival of waterfowl following the melt with their migrations. It seems logical that I should fill this blog with images of water. I think...
My camera and I were at Summit Vista in Taylorsville recently, a just-completed, vibrant residential community for active seniors. I was struck by resort and hospitality influences in the colors, design and finishes. The opening shot shows the conversational groupings, double-sided fireplace and the grand piano in the second...
Keeping and attracting the best and brightest is currently a challenge of many employers. A local business chose to renovate the office with the goal of creating a great place to work. The location of the brick building is convenient and pleasant for employees at the northern edge of...