Solar Eclipse

  Happy Eclipse Day 2017! I have always had an interest in Astronomy since I was a little girl. When it was announced that a total eclipse would happen today, August 21st, I was very excited. I live in southeastern South Dakota, and we were supposed to get 95% eclipse coverage, just a few hours’ … More Solar Eclipse

Just Sailing Through

The small town in South Dakota that I currently live in is hosting the Hobie 16 North American Championship race this week. It seems fitting with this week’s photo challenge because all of the sailors here are transient newcomers to the area. While they are only here a short time, it has been so much … More Just Sailing Through


You can find beauty in the smallest detail, if you only take the time to look. Sincerely yours, Jess Photo Challenge: Focus

Order in the Chaos

Life can be messy. I think just about every person has realized or experienced this at some point. Life can throw you curve balls that don’t seem to make sense at the time and make you question if you are on the path you are supposed to be on. I know I’ve experienced this multiple … More Order in the Chaos


Evanescent: soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing We all have those moments in life. Those ones that are overwhelmingly beautiful and whole in the moment, but that you know will come to an end. There is a bittersweet sense to these moments. On the one hand, you treasure them … More Evanescent