Welcome to Timeline Photos. A few years back I started peeking around my archives in search of some of the first photographs I had taken. Here records my quest into better understanding my long term love of camera and experiencing the world with it in hand. All photos appear in chronological order hopefully revealing an evolution of how I see and what moves me to speak with light.

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(Photo credit Phil Monahan of Orvis)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


This is what freezing rain looks like on a trampoline.  More is a comin'!

Our back yard was as far as I ventured out today as the area dealt with freezing rain and very cold temps all afternoon.  The kids and their friends loved the post jump effects on the trampoline, and I did my best to grab a shot of the spray of the tiny ice balls.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Baby Kennedy

I had the pleasure of walking home on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon.  It's a 4.5 mile distance that would take up to 1.5 hours, but with all of the stopping and appreciating of the city's nooks and crannies, it took twice as long.  

During a stop at Whole Foods for refueling, a sweet woman holding the tiniest of babies smiled at me more than a few times as we sat outside eating.  She was wonderful with her golden smile, bright red lips, and genuine happiness with the child.  Her daughter, the mother of the baby, was with her, and both had such a spirit about them as they sat and enjoyed their togetherness.

Thank you Ciera and Vanessa for allowing me to take your pictures!  I really enjoyed meeting you and Kennedy.  You are very kind and beautiful

Tuesday, January 14, 2014



3.09.14:  I enter this on the eve that a good friend enters another round of cancer treatments.  May all powers of goodness generated by us be directed towards him and his healing. May love and light surround him.

I took this shot with him in mind as I stood in a park here in Baton Rouge watching the moon rise.  It just took a few steps of repositioning to have the moon held by the pine tree.  The feeling of being cradled and cared for is beyond any other.  

Energies of the Universe, please be with my friend and his family.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Ice Art

When I heard that Baton Rouge temps were dropping below freezing, I took advantage of the teaching opportunity to investigate ice with our elementary students. We rarely experience such cold temps and the children's experience with the process of water freezing was minimal. Some had never even watched the slow process of ice cubes being made because of the convenience of refrigerators with automatic ice makers.

After a discussion about at which temps, Fahrenheit and Celcius, water froze and other variables that may effect the process, their task was to select a container, add the amount of H2O they thought would freeze, and an optimal location in the yard. Some added special touches of leaves and pebbles to their creations, too. The next morning when coming into school they were very excited to take a look at the results. To our surprise, each amount of water in different shaped containers did in fact freeze. Some not 100%, but everyone was happy to have something to hold up to the sun and enjoy.  :))

I'm hoping that this is something they'll be inspired to do on their own at home the next time freezing temps come around.  They're pretty and fun!