21 essential tips for taking stellar holiday photos

We love stories. They affirm who we are, and we all want affirmations that our lives have meaning. Here are 21 of my favorite photo tips to help you use holiday photos to share stories with family and friends.

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The coffee spilled all over the floor…

I got up first this morning, which meant it was my job to start the coffee. I pushed the button on the brewer and passed the time washing a few dishes. Minutes later, I smelled coffee. Wonderful. I grabbed a mug, turned, and to my horror,

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Eat this! Fixing our food waste problem

It’s been a busy week. Our local Walmart sold pumpkins for one dollar each. I bought 12. Now what? As I researched recipes online, I came across a haunting statistic: About 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins are thrown

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Through my camera: Fall colors in Kodiak

Fall colors on this North Pacific island appear casual, in a pear and cinnamon sort of way. Not like the East Coast’s hot salsa splendor. It’s a different kind of beauty. Allow me to show you…

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Weather: The biggest show on earth

In this era of streaming movies and watching YouTube videos, there still remains the biggest show in the whole wide world: The weather. Admission is free and good seats are plentiful. There are no commercials and it runs 24/7.

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What’s your Why?

Dear readers, let’s pause ‘n ponder for a moment…
Why do you get up in the morning?
Why do you volunteer at the animal shelter?

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Marion’s 2019 calendar: Coming in October

You’re on the go with lots to do… Wait a moment. What if we had soft reminders that there’s more to life than do, do, do? That’s why I graced this year’s calendar cover with a special photo from our garden: A Tibetan blue poppy

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