OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMeet Diego – my daredevil, dumpster diving friend. Prince of the Coffey Hall Dumpster. He had the temerity to just simply stare at me while enjoying his latest score (looks like a piece of wheat bread – possibly whole wheat) while I was shooting him. He knows he owns this dumpster. This is his turf. I think for his birthday I’ll toss in a cherry cupcake with white icing and sprinkles – really blow his mind. #diegothesquirrel #saintpaulcampus

Day 18 December Reflections 2016 @susannahconway photo challenge – Word is: Reflection

File Dec 18, 8 58 18 PM.jpegre·flec·tion
the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it.
“the reflection of light”
synonyms: sending back, throwing back, casting back
“the reflection of light”
serious thought or consideration.
“he doesn’t get much time for reflection”
synonyms: thought, thinking, consideration, contemplation, deliberation, pondering, meditation, musing, rumination; formalcogitation
“after some reflection, he turned it down”
Photo I took at Como Park Conservatory and Zoo on a perfect day – the water reflects the beautiful building and it is the perfect place for soulful reflection.

December Reflections 2016 Day 7 “Five Things about Me” Susannah Conway Photo Challenge susannahconway.com

1. I’m 57 – born on November 21. My twin sister Bonnie was born the same day which was a big surprise to my Mom and Dad and my three brothers.
2. I grew up in the rural area of Ellsworth, Wisconsin. I still love to roam around the country roads. Many times I took my Mom for drives in the country. We often went to the house where she grew up. I go there now and it is a place of complete quietness and peace.
3. I love to take photographs- especially nature. This deer is my favorite. I find there is something mystical about deer.
4. I have a good sense of humor but I can’t sing.
5. When I was about 13 I read “Gone With The Wind” 12 times in one year. I have no idea why but it was a pretty good book. (Kind of feel like reading it again).

Day 4 Circles – December Reflections 2016 – Susannah Conway photo challenge

Day 4 Circles – I’m not too worried about posting every day on this challenge and I was thinking I didn’t have much to share about Circles but then I remembered a cool shot I took at Snail Lake in Shoreview, MN of an old man throwing a ball to an old dog in the lake. I think because the dog was older and took longer to get to the ball I happen to capture a neat picture of circles with the ball in the middle. The ball looks like it is sitting on top of the water – but it is actually halfway in the water with the reflection showing below the ball. When I see someone hurling a ball in to the water and a dog chasing it – I just start shooting to see what happens!file-dec-07-3-34-24-pm


I can’t explain it but I feel so blessed to see deer. I try to capture them without disturbing them. As poet Mary Oliver says “I have gone every day to the same woods, not waiting exactly, just lingering. Such gifts bestowed, can’t be repeated. If you want to talk about this come to visit. I live in the house near the corner, which I have named Gratitude.” Two deer I saw on Goose Lake Road. #deer#gemlakemn #gooselakeroad #onlyinminnesota#maryoliver — in Gem Lake, Minnesota.file-dec-06-3-05-38-pm