Changes: The Only Constant in Our Lives

It seems appropriate to make a big change to my blog/website as we enter the fall season.  Although this week it still feels like summer, change is in the air.  The evenings are a bit cooler and the sun is setting a little earlier each night.  Time to face the fact summer is ending.  …

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Under Construction: Be Back Soon

Please excuse the mess while this blog site is under construction.  Watch your step over there.  That pile of rubble might trip you up. F-stopmama is undergoing some changes and will rejoin the blogging world soon.  How soon?  Hard to say.  As soon as I set a date, then I’ll drag my feet on completing…

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Summer Reading Continues…

“Unsheltered” by Barbara Kingsolver (461 pages, fiction) This was another excellent book by Barbara. I love all of her books especially the underlying themes that weave themselves into the stories. A tale of two different families separated by a century but with one common cause, a house they both lived in, in a Utopian like…

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Week 31-33 of the Photography Challenge

Playing catch-up with the 52-week photography challenge. Week 31:  Friends & Family Story Telling: Friends and Family “Telling the story of someone you know well is sometimes the hardest story to tell.” This little Kubota tractor belonged to our beloved neighbor and friend David Otto.  Sadly, he passed this past January.  Yet his memory lives…

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Week 30: Exit

Week 30 of the 52-week photography challenge. Inspiration: Exit “Every exit is an entry to somewhere else”. Be inspired by the Exit this week. When I exit our small cabin, a lush green forest and a hammock await.

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My First Post on Medium

I published my first article on Medium!  I took the plunge and I did not spontaneously combust when I hit publish.  Click here to access it.  (“The Difference in April & July’s Camp NaNoWriMo:  A Personal Experience”) If you have not checked out Medium, I highly recommend it.  I love their content and the ability…

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Week 29: DOF

Week 29 of the 52-week photography challenge. Composition: Depth of Field “Depth of Field is a great way to isolate your subject. Instead, for the challenge though I want you to use DoF to make a subject appear part of something larger.” A Greek salad waiting to be devoured.  It was delicious by the way.…

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A Session With the Girls: Jess & Edith

When Jess, my neighbor and friend, asked me to take some shots of her with her barn full of parts for a blog post her friend was doing, I gladly accepted.  Jess wanted a few photos to send to her friend featuring the motorcycle parts she was selling as a side hustle, which enabled her…

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