To be a great photographer means capturing a moment in time and conveying its significance without words. I am by no means a professional photographer. However, I love to capture images that evoke feeling and capture emotion that I can use together with my words to tell a story. When I think about what one photo I would choose to convey the meaning of thirdeyemom and what is behind my blog, it is impossible. For my blog is continually changing and […]
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it”. – Edith Wharton There is something about the light in the desert that always blows me away. Light reflects and refracts off water, mountains and desert sand delighting us with an enormous warmth and beauty. I snapped this photo last night as the sun was setting after another glorious day in Arizona. I love how the light reflected off the water and gave […]
Nighttime is the day’s way of saying goodbye. Reminding us that yet another day of our lives has passed and it is time to rest before a new day begins. I love watching the color of the clouds and sky as night begins to fall over the mountains. It is my favorite time of day and brings me so much peace and reflection. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add […]
On one of my last days in Ethiopia as a fellow with the International Reporting Project we visited Project Mercy, a not-for-profit relief and development agency that provides services to help alleviate human suffering and overcome systemic poverty in Southern Ethiopia. The visit ended up being one of the most enlightening moments of our entire trip. In order to combat Ethiopia’s high maternal and newborn mortality rates, Project Mercy opened a “Lie and Wait” home for rural woman to come […]
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Today I have the honor of hosting the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. When asked to come up with a theme, without skipping a beat I decided upon Humanity. Here is my own answer to the question and challenge below. To see the official WordPress Photo Challenge: Humanity and to respond, please click here. There is so much conflict and heartbreak in the today’s world: Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Gaza, Ukraine and the raw memories of 9/11 to name a few. Sometimes it […]
“Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it”. – Ninon de Lenclos “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go”. – T.S. Eliot This post is my inspiration from the Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure. To view more entries, click here.
Can photos talk? Sometimes a single picture can paint a thousand words if you stop and take a moment to look at it. This week’s Photo Challenge by Swiss-based architect and photographer Frédéric Biver of fakeormistake uses two photographs side by side to create a dialogue and tell a story between them that would not exist if the photo was presented alone. It is a fascinating concept that made me reflect deeply on the importance of each individual’s perception of a photo […]
On my first night in Addis Ababa, I was introduced to the main staple of Ethiopian food: Injera. Injera is a sponge-like, sourdough bread made from teff that looks like a giant textured pancake and is used to scoop up different types of usually spicy Ethiopian stews called wat. Although I have dined at Ethiopian restaurants before in the States, I was truly looking forward to the real thing in Ethiopia. I find that generally ethnic food is best and spiciest when you […]
“Adventure is worthwhile in itself”. – Amelia Earhart Summer is my favorite season in Minnesota. The weather is usually perfect with brilliant blue skies, bright sunshine, low humidity and sunsets well past ten at its peak. This summer has not been as red hot as usual. We have experienced a lot of rain and the temperatures have been a bit cooler. But that hasn’t stopped me or my family from spending as much time as humanly possible outdoors. Summer is payback […]
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“Real riches are the riches possessed inside”. – B.C. Forbes There is something absolutely captivating about French containers. Containers of flowers, plants, fruit, vegetables, spice and other fantastically French masterpieces line the streets and marketplaces for the hungry eyes to see. I could spend years photographing all the beautiful things in France. Here are a few of my favorite containers.