iPhone photos… here’s looking at you

Beekeeping in Waterford, Connecticut

Fishers Island, New York ~ October 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

The Grand Canyon of the East

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

Daily Prompt: All About Me

Daily Prompt: All About Me ~ Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you.

I don’t usually respond to the Daily Prompts because I’m trying to focus on taking and posting photos (not nearly often enough!) but this one interests me because it gives me an opportunity to share why I chose the title of my blog.

In April 2012 I decided to create a venue for family and friends to view my photos at their leisure.  I had traveled to Rome, Italy and had more than 600 hundred photos and wanted to share about half of them.  I had to name my WordPress blog and went back and forth with a variety of titles.  One evening the word alleluia came to mind.  The more I pondered it the more I felt it was the perfect title for my blog.  I looked it up in the dictionary to confirm my idea… al·le·lu·ia [al-uhloo-yuh] means “praise the Lord” or “a song of praise to God.”   When I take photographs I am very often admiring the beauty around me whether it’s people, places or things.  I am constantly reminded of God’s presence all around me and decided my photo blog title would be one small way to honor and praise God for the many blessings of life.  I decided to spell “photos” as “fotos” in the title simply because I had returned from Rome a month earlier and was also studying Spanish at the time.  I also thought it looked more interesting.  This is the story behind the title of my photo blog.  Thank you for taking time to visit my blog.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

One of my resolutions for 2013 is to spend more time outdoors and to avoid letting the cold, gray winter days keep me indoors.

Swan’s Island, Maine