Life in the Real World

Karen Davis
Life in the Real World
Created 15 Aug 2020
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  • Soft as a Feather
    02 Jan 2022 • 3 min read • 21 23
    It’s 7:30 AM, the morning after Christmas and most of the world around me is still asleep. The sun is about to peek over the horizon, the temperature is just above freezing and there’s a very light br...
  • All Those Feelings
    26 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 19 23
    I was struggling to write a post this week and not really understanding why. Then Anne Helen Petersen sent out a newsletter entitled “A Feelings Post” and I said yes, that’s what I’m experiencing too!...
  • The Cobwebs of my Mind
    19 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 12 8
    One hour before sunrise. Cloudy. 20-30 mph north winds. Temperature right at freezing. No expectations. My brain says cloudy and windy days don’t make good photography but I am aware my brain is often...
  • The Secrets of Cloudy Days
    12 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 9 4
    Tuesday morning, 90 minutes before sunrise. Thick, low clouds like a blanket blocking out the stars. 28 degrees Fahrenheit with a south wind pushing the temperatures colder. I’d like to sleep in - and...
  • Listen to the Music
    05 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 11 13
    The winter sunrise begins at the edge of dawn. A gentle glow of muted colors on the horizon, a soft piano whispering us out of bed. The first red appears on the lowest clouds, the first violin joining...
  • Gratitude From the Inside
    25 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 13 18
    It was 29 degrees with a stiff north wind and very few clouds when I arrived at the lake this morning and yet I felt gratitude rising in me from the moment I stepped out of the car. As strange as it m...
  • Look Again
    21 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 15 11
    Identifying birds has taught me the value of looking again, even when you think you know what you saw. I knew what a robin looked like when I started identifying birds nine years ago, but I had no ide...
  • Mid-week Photo Break
    18 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 15 10
    Mid-week photo break with some favorites from this week. My social media links are now on the main page here too (progress for me in making this a “real” page)! Here’s a series that shows how a sunris...
  • Roots
    14 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 13 16
    I walk with the trees as their colors change from green to yellow or orange or red and sometimes both or all at once. A harvest celebration as their seeds begin to fall, nurturing the birds and squirr...
  • This week in Photographs
    13 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 11 14
    I am thinking about ways to expand this newsletter and I am open to any and all ideas! One idea is to start posting my photos here on a more regular basis - not 3x/day as on Facebook, Twitter and Inst...
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