The following photos are currently on display as part of the Focus exhibit.  Since the photos are hanging in the gallery with just the titles, I wanted to let you know a little bit more about what I was thinking when I took them.


Forgotten Flower



Forgotten Flower

One could have easily missed seeing this flower when walking through the garden because it was located near the ground. Many of us go through life focusing on things at eye level. Without expanding our perspectives, we miss opportunities to view beautiful works of art like this white flower.






The Salt Lake City Capitol building is often photographed from the same angle. With this photo, however, I chose to focus on a corridor that is not usually seen in photos. It reminds me to focus on a broad range of perspectives in life as well as politics.

mindful minute




Mindful Minute

In my rush to get home at the end of a long day I noticed this amazing sunset. I immediately pulled over and captured this scene on my phone. The sunset lasted for only a few minutes and then it was gone. This photo reminds me to not rush through life, but rather take mindful minutes every day to focus on, and appreciate, this beautiful world.





The photographs from this exhibit are available for purchase.



Blue Sky

Blue SkyWhen I was a child I remember being fascinated with clouds and blue skies. Lately, because of a strange combination of pollution, bad weather (and more pollution) we have been experiencing thick, heavy air that hurts my lungs just looking at it.

You can imagine my excitement after a recent storm when clear blue sky appeared through the clouds!  It was absolutely beautiful.  I will never again take clean air for granted.

Unfortunately, the clear air did not last for very long.  It is fortunate that I snapped this reminder with my phone.  I am going to start taking more photos and post them on Instagram.

Take time to appreciate all of the beautiful things surrounding you.

Lemon Pudding Cakes

Best Lemon Dessert

I love this photo mainly because it is my absolute favorite lemon dessert.  I can practically taste the tartness of the lemon just by looking at the photo.  When you spoon into the cake-like exterior, you discover a delicious lemon pudding in the middle.  I wish you could stop by for a taste of this right out of the oven.  It is fabulous any time of the year, but especially on a cold winter’s day.

For the recipe, visit Bake Chocolate Cake.