hyg•ge /ˈh(y)o͞oɡə,ˈho͝oɡə/ noun a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture). I’ve been enamored of the concept of hygge for some time now. It’s something I try to embrace as much as possible through the long winter months, surrounding myself … More Minnesota Hygge
Last month I created a new Gallery at http://www.JLGould.com for monthly sales of up to 50% off. I had thought to put 12 images in the Gallery each month, as I did last month. This month I started with 12 images; some were already on the web site and others were new. I then thought … More Sales and Travels and Photos, Oh My
I have so much work to process and stories to tell and places to share. In the coming weeks you’ll get to hear all about, and see pictures of: The Grayson Highlands of Virginia, where herds of wild ponies roam the mountains. Fall in the Smoky Mountains…with rainbows! New-to-me locations in Tennessee, including: Brushy Mountain … More Lots of new posts coming…
The seasons are a little off this year. I went to Colorado expecting fall colors, but got mostly snow. I wasn’t and am not complaining…it was just unexpected. I’ve got my yearly trip to the Smoky Mountains upcoming and the fall foliage reports are still reporting little to no color. Do I change my plans, … More Bits of Winter In The Fall
I just returned from a very short trip to Colorado, but I packed a heck of a lot into those few short days! I saw Colorado like I’ve never seen it before. I’ve seen fall and I’ve seen winter, but I’ve never visited when the golden aspens were covered in snow. The ever changing landscape … More And a new season begins!
I recently had the opportunity to fly down to Tulsa for a week to do some exploring with the guidance of one of my favorite people, who just happens to be a brilliant portrait photographer (Natasha Schroeder of Rocking A Ranch Photography ). The trip was an experiment in several areas– how my spine would … More This Woman Wanders In The City: Tulsa
This isn’t something I’ve spoken about much on my travel blog, figuring few would be interested in the subject, but the more I speak to fellow travelers and creative types, the more I realize that I am not alone in my struggle. Many of you can relate to the feeling that there is no such … More Traveling With Anxiety
Unsurprisingly, after the past couple of years, I’ve been feeling a little rusty. I’m out of practice with every element of what I do. The camera work, the blogging, the travel, the hiking…and apparently remembering to apply bug spray. Last week, on an absolutely stunning day, my camera and I explored Delaware for the day. … More PSA
Lets do a little throw back to two of my favorite places. First up, Glacier National Park in Montana: And, secondly, in contrast, though it is a neighboring state, North Dakota (mostly Theodore Roosevelt National Park):
It sure has been a while, hasn’t it? Back in the beginning of December I had lumbar spinal surgery to finally correct the issue that has been holding me back the past couple of years. We fused at L5-S1 and the surgery appeared to have gone well. Unfortunately, I developed a systemic infection originating from … More Hello!