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_MG_9971 no logoThe whole house was quiet … not a soul to be found. I make myself a glass of tea and grab my favorite book. Outside to the patio I go. It’s just so quiet, sixteen miles out. Besides the faint sound of a dog barking in the distance, birds chirping, bees buzzing and the beautiful sound of wind blowing. It’s quiet. 

I could sit out here for hours. The shade from our patio covering and the slight breeze makes it perfect. The wind seems to jump from spot to spot … I hear it going through the air, then it seems to hit the butterfly bush and then I hear it off in the distance rustling through the leaves of the eucalyptus over on the property line. What a peaceful sound that is. When I want a break from reading, I walk the little rock path in the yard, checking my lavender and butterfly bushes. Snipping off flowers who’s beauty has faded. It’s relaxing.

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The way the wind sounds as it makes its way through the leaves of a tree was something I hadn’t noticed until we moved out here. There weren’t any trees in those days. The wind was just a rushing sound passing by. And then the planted trees started to grow and one day there was this interesting sound. I had to walk out away from the house to figure out what it was and to my pleasant surprise, I found it in the trees.

One form of self-care for me is just enjoying the simple pleasures life brings … some of it is what I’ve talked about … enjoying the peace and the quiet that life gives me glimpses of …

What do you do for self-care?

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She is extraordinarily talented and has a beautiful heart as well.

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

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2019-09-29T18:09:06-07:00

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

We are so happy!

Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and helping us feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Fabiola & Juan

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2018-08-14T17:31:23-07:00

Fabiola & Juan

Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and helping us feel comfortable in front of the camera.

She is extremely talented!

She is an amazing woman, with a fabulous eye for creativity.

Bailey

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2018-08-14T18:58:46-07:00

Bailey

She is an amazing woman, with a fabulous eye for creativity.

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I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls...

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

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2018-08-15T05:08:35-07:00

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls of our newly remodeled King Spa Suite.

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Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the...

Rhadonda Sedgwick

Food Photographer

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2019-09-26T18:13:48-07:00

Rhadonda Sedgwick

Food Photographer

Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the right light! She is a sweet and talented soul and her still life photography and work speaks for itself!! Gorgeous!
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