Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Pictures for my mom


My mom was an artist, she painted and crafted, and back when we were kids she ran a ceramics store and tried to instill in her students bravery to try new things.

I’ve often thought of her during this trip. I’ll shoot something and automatically think ‘mom will like that one.’ Most of these images don’t make it into a blog, because they’re not part of a story. These are just individual shots, not related to each other, that I liked.

Turns out there’s quite a few.

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You’ll notice there’s not a single shot of Katie-girl, and that’s intentional. She gets plenty of blog time, and though she’s certainly beautiful this time it’s all about other pretty things.

I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them. Though that would be hard to do, because I really really enjoyed being in the moment and capturing these beautiful places and things.

And after all, since mom was right there with me, I guess she’s already seen them. That makes me smile.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

27 thoughts on “Pictures for my mom

  1. Thank you for sharing- they are lovely- and I did enjoy seeing them! Are those purple radishes or beets or neither? Such serene images


  2. Me too! What Lisa asked – and said. You have an artistic eye. Thank you for sharing!


  3. With your heading, while I’m sitting here working on a slideshow for my mom’s memorial tomorrow, snagged me right in. Oh, I love your shots! You have a very good eye and you use your camera well. I went through them slowly one at a time to enjoy each. Wish I could go full-sreen with them, but didn’t see a way to do it.

    I love this idea–I have many many photos that I love taking but that might or might not tell anyone a story about where I’ve been and what I’ve done. Always the conflict between documentary and artistic photography. Best of both worlds is when one can get both; I don’t know that I’ll ever be there, but I keep trying. I’m glad that you post so many photos and with so many Challenges–even when I’m not taking many photos, like now, it inspires me.

    My mom also loved looking at details, particularly in nature. She could point out the spider’s hole or the tiny bird’s nest or the interesting camouflaged bug on a leaf or the different patterns of needles in a tree. I think both our moms would enjoy these shots.

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  4. I’m glad you posted these, some really nice photos in there. I especially like the double doors with the glass windows, the brick steps, and the bird on the chair back.


    • The double doors were on the front door of a bar in FL, the stairs were in a fort, also near Jacksosnville FL, …and the female bluebird was in the backyard of my brother’s house in AL


  5. I enjoyed that so much – reminded me of the joy I took from blogging, a lot of it related to visiting my blogging friends. Wonderful images – I couldn’t have resisted the old lock either!


  6. I certainly did enjoy them, some are so beautiful. 🙂


  7. I started to tell you what my favorite photo was and then there were two and then…more. Your mom guided you to some very beautiful photos, Dawn.


  8. So much beauty you’ve captured, Dawn — thank you for sharing it! Love the diamonds sparkling on the water, the big turtle, the camelia, and so many more!


    • Thank you for coming by! I find it so interesting which photos are favorites by different people. Turns out everyone likes something a bit different than the person before. That’s so much fun.


  9. This is such a gorgeous series of images, Dawn. Thank you for sharing them with us. It’s hard to play favorites since they are all so beautiful, but I did particularly like the little bird on the chair (is that a bluebird?) and the spoon rest.


    • The little bird is a female Eastern Bluebird, sitting on a chair out by a burn pile at my brother’s house in AL. The male was over on a tree limb int he burn pile, but I liked the little bird on the white chair so I cropped just her. And the spoon rest is my mom’s, on her stove here at the lake. That spoon rest has been on her stove for as long as any of us can remember. It’s a favorite keepsake of all of us, we are all very very careful of it. I threw it in there so Mom would know that we are still taking care of it. 🙂


  10. I had to wait to see your slideshow till I came to the desktop because my iPad doesn’t do Java. It was worth the wait – I find I especially like photos of common objects but with a different angle or aspect. I’m sure your mother loved this collection!


  11. these are fabulous, hoping you have them in an album and I LOVE that you shared them with us. A number of them are like works of art.


  12. Pawtastic pawtograph.

    We appreciate you checking in on us and sending Sherman some positive vibes.

    Dog Speed,

    Sherman & Gemini


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