Inspiration from Paradise

For almost as long as I can remember, a good camera has been my constant companion. My first one was a Brownie “point and shoot.” It had minimal options, other than, true to its name, you would point and shoot. Over the years I progressed to more sophisticated cameras. In my senior year at Penn State, I took my first photography class, much to the dismay of my father who thought college was meant for a different kind of education. I whisper to him each time I enjoy a photograph I have taken that the money he spent was not wasteful. For me, the camera lens is a “window to the world,” allowing me to see things with a broader perspective than the naked eye. It makes fleeting moments permanent – be it a subtle expression on a friend’s face, or a slant of the rising sun in the morning.

Through the years, these images helped cement memories of specific times and places, but much more than that, they opened me up to different ways of viewing the world, both inner and outer. Connecting my “mind’s eye” memory with mental and emotional intersections enables me to bring my photography to another dimension.

Of late, I’ve had my camera trained on the breathtaking vistas and majestic wildlife of Paradise Valley, Montana, the rugged coastline south of Boston, as well as novel sights in foreign lands.  And, I’m finding that these images are bringing passages and quotes to the surface of my mind. I often find these words give perfect expression to the emotions that the images evoke.  Marrying the images with the quotes deepens their meaning and provides a fruitful starting point for my mediation and journaling. 

Finding ways to connect creatively with our inner self, to explore resilience, grit, courage, empowerment, awe, and grace, strengthens us and allows for expanding our sense of self.

I’ve chosen to share them with you here so that they may do the same for you. 

I encourage you to come back and visit this section often, as I’m feeling inspired to keep up this new endeavor.

“Happiness is when what you think what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~Mahatma Gandi
Yellowstone River, Paradise Valley, Montana 
Photo by BJG

“Happiness is when what you think what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~Mahatma Gandi

Yellowstone River, Paradise Valley, Montana
Photo by BJG
...

Spring presents glorious opportunity to renew and reset….to spring forward….
Love the Spring Morning Moon….
Wishing everyone a beautiful Easter weekend.
Morning moon at Mountain Sanctuary 
March 2024
Photo BJG

Spring presents glorious opportunity to renew and reset….to spring forward….
Love the Spring Morning Moon….
Wishing everyone a beautiful Easter weekend.

Morning moon at Mountain Sanctuary
March 2024
Photo BJG
...

“The beginning of wisdom is to dod away with fear.” ~ Yohannes Gebregeorgis
Leopard in the wild…..South Africa
Photo by BJG

“The beginning of wisdom is to dod away with fear.” ~ Yohannes Gebregeorgis

Leopard in the wild…..South Africa
Photo by BJG
...

“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it.” 
~ Epicurus
March morning view from Mountain Sanctuary
Paradise Valley, Montana 
Photo by BJG

“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it.”
~ Epicurus

March morning view from Mountain Sanctuary
Paradise Valley, Montana
Photo by BJG
...

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” ~ Aristotle
May your heart be filled with awe…..
Gallatin Mountains, Paradise Valley, Montana 
Photo by BJG

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” ~ Aristotle

May your heart be filled with awe…..

Gallatin Mountains, Paradise Valley, Montana
Photo by BJG
...

“Holding your heart space open allows for peace to enter”
Heart Rock at Mountain Sanctuary 
Photo by BJG

“Holding your heart space open allows for peace to enter”

Heart Rock at Mountain Sanctuary
Photo by BJG
...

“Find Joy in the Ordinary"
Rocky Beach Cohasset, Massachusetts Sun and Waves 
February 2024 
Photo by BJG

“Find Joy in the Ordinary"
Rocky Beach Cohasset, Massachusetts Sun and Waves
February 2024
Photo by BJG
...

“There is something perfect to be found in the imperfect: the law keeps balance through the juxtaposition of beauty, which gains perfection through nurtured imperfection. Everything that looks too perfect ti too perfect to be perfect.” ~ Dejan Stojanovic
Summer Clouds 
Photo by BJG

“There is something perfect to be found in the imperfect: the law keeps balance through the juxtaposition of beauty, which gains perfection through nurtured imperfection. Everything that looks too perfect ti too perfect to be perfect.” ~ Dejan Stojanovic

Summer Clouds
Photo by BJG
...

“Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin
Absaroka Mountains, Paradise Valley, Montana 
Photo by BJG

“Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin

Absaroka Mountains, Paradise Valley, Montana
Photo by BJG
...

“The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.” - Richard Bach
Montana Mountains from the air, Absaroka Range 
November 2023 
Photo by BJG

“The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.” - Richard Bach

Montana Mountains from the air, Absaroka Range
November 2023
Photo by BJG
...

“Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers.” 
Kahlil Gibran
May the gentle light of Winter Solstice bring warmth to your heart. Embrace the beauty of the low light, let it be a beacon for you.
Paradise Valley 2023 
Photo by BJG

“Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers.”
Kahlil Gibran

May the gentle light of Winter Solstice bring warmth to your heart. Embrace the beauty of the low light, let it be a beacon for you.

Paradise Valley 2023
Photo by BJG
...