Friday, October 30, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Sad Good Bye

People come in and out of lives for many reasons. When they are here we should appreciate the time they stayed and learn from the lesson they were sent to give us. I say Good bye to 'Sandi' as we called her. Good bye to her smiles, laughs and shyness as I knew her. I hear the time clock as it punches for the last time for another co-worker that leaves us in silence. I take time in remembrance. Tears help clean our eyes to see clearly. We will think of you often.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Dancer

Look at her, she's a Dancer. As she moves her body bends as if it is being bellowed by the winds. She dances as if she is a delicate flower making sure she loses not one pedal. She's a Dancer. A wonderfully graceful Dancer.

Good Bye Summer

I walked along the beach in search of sunshine as I listened to the waves making music as they hit against the rocks. I realized that Fall had taken away my Summer and I walked away. I know Summer will return as I say Good bye for now.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

She Stands Strong

She is standing in a holding cell where slaves were kept when they were offloaded from the slave ships here in Savannah, GA. As I look at her I see a Strong Black Woman who remembers her past. She knows that she must be stronger than her ancestors. Some of their past is still here today.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Breakthrough

Sometime I feel like what is before me is like a tree full of branches. The leaves are gone and I have nowhere to hide. I am now exposed to the world. The sunlight is fading as it is ready to rest after a long day. I am holding on tight to a branch. What do I do now? Wait for the leaves to return or do I move on? Its getting cold and the snow is ready to return... how much longer do I wait here? Should I stay... the leaves will return soon.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Celebration

Today is a day of celebration. Today I celebrated my life with you. It has been five years and feels like five weeks. Where has the time gone? I am celebrating your love, your smile, your laughter and all of the heart songs that I have heard while sitting quietly with you. Today I celebrate you my love.

Monday, June 8, 2009

I Know You By Heart

In my ear...I see your sweet smile shine through the darkness so I'll know you by heart. I know your laughter. You are still by me everyday cause I know you by heart.

Friday, June 5, 2009

I Believe in GREATNESS

I always thought that if you are going to dream, dream BIG. With this in mind, I set out to be the best me possible. I wanted to be like Johnathan Seagull. I want to fly beyond the mountain top. I believe in Greatness and I believe in the Best Me Possible.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

He Loves me, He Loves Me Not

This reminds me of the days when I would pull the pedals off a daisy to see if a boy loved me. I would be so excited when it was my turn as my girlfriends gathered around to see what the results were... he loves you or he loves you not. I grew up and realized I didn't have to do that. What mattered most was that I loved myself. I Love Me, I Love Me Always!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Peace Be Still

In the quiet of the night, all I can think of at this time is Peace Be Still. This is one of my quiet time moments that I sit back and have a talk with the spirits. What do you do when you don't know what to do... you just be still. The winds blow and I can hear that small still voice speaking to my heart. In this picture it reminds me that there is a silver lining behind every cloud as I be still.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Making My Own Way

Sometime I just start to run and after awhile I look back to see who's behind me. When in a room full of people I speak quietly to make sure everyone is listening. I make sure I stand up for something cause if I don't I'm sure to fall for anything. I want to break all the rules and then make my own. I want to go further than an extra mile. I want to exceed myself. I want to be the one with a vision. I want to be the me that I am.

Monday, June 1, 2009

A Beautiful Morning, A Wonderful Day!

I was awaken by the bird songs and the wind with it coolness as it brushed across my face. I slowly opened my eyes and the daisies on my nightstand smiled at me saying good morning. Later that day as I was sitting outside reading a book, I noticed the butterflies dancing around the flowers and the bees were feeding from them and the lavender tickled my nose. The squirrels chased one another up and down and around the trees. Conrad laid on the porch in the shade and continued to nap with Kitti close by. I thought to myself, what a wonderful day.

Sunday, May 31, 2009


There's nothing like a plate full of hot crabs for dinner. When I was in Savannah, we would go fishing, crabbing and shrimping and would be out on the river all day. 

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Dance, Dance, Dance!

Boom, Boom, Boom! You hear the music and the radio is not on. Your feet start to move and the rhythm takes over your body and you just dance, dance, dance!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Something Inside So Strong

The beauty of the inside shows on the outside. Sometimes we are faced with difficult challenges and are forced to go inside to bring the best of us out. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Rose

When I was a kid, my mother always had a rose garden in the front yard and they were full of roses. She had several varieties from knock out roses which she lined up as a fence between our house and the neighbor's. She had roses climbing up on the side of the house. I guess I am taking after my mother, this is from my rose bush which is located outside my kitchen window. Every time it blooms I think of her.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Smile

I met Calvin today. He is a very quiet man. He walks around with a smile as he takes in what is going on with his surroundings. His smile says more than he does.

Monday, May 25, 2009

My Travel Companion

Whenever I'm ready to hit the road, I know my travel companion will be right there. Doesn't matter whether its a 3, 5 or 7 day cruise, flying across country or jumping in the car and rolling out for a 5-12 hour drive, she will be right there. I call her the navigator. She's in charge of the directions, stops on the way and hotels. I'm in charge of the driving. This trip we were non-stop to the DMV area. 

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Lesson in Life

Today I visited my sister at the Kernan Rehab Hospital.  She fell one day and hit her head, she got up as if though everything was OK. Everything wasn't OK. There was no bleeding and she went on her merry way. Her personality began to change. She would lose her balance when walking along. She would holler through out the night and would cry out for no reason. This went on for several months. One day she went to the emergency room and they did a MRI, she was bleeding in the head and had fluid build up. They had to operate immediately. My lesson is to go to the hospital if you hit your head. Although you can't see the damage, doesn't mean that there isn't any. She has lost 60% of her memory and has to learn things all over again. Her life is changed forever.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Quiet Place

This is a picture of one of my quiet places. This is where I sit back and read a good book as the morning washes my face with sunshine as I listen to bird songs.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Photo Griot

   Dorothy Taylor, a keeper of memories and family history. She's the one with the camera at every event. She's the one that you would send your school day pictures to. She's the historian of the family and knows where everyone is and what they are doing through out the years. She has family pictures on every wall in the house. Her treasure chest is where she has began to scrapbook pictures and keep them in order by person. 

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Red Booth

The picture that I am posting today was taken at a park not from Lenox Mall in Atlanta, Georgia. I saw these two guys walking in the rain having fun so I decided to ask them if I could take their picture. We had so much fun and when it was over, I had taken almost a hundred pictures. They were so nice. We started off with them walking over the bridge on there way to this red phone booth. We laughed about this being the naughty booth, the wait for the rain to pass booth as well as the cell phone booth. When I got in it, I called it my daily Thank You Booth, it was really great, because in this booth the person on the other side was God. And when he spoke back it was in a whisper. Today I am thankful for being more than enough.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Photographic Journey Starts NOW!

It was January 19th and I was on my way to do a shoot, I did it and didn't post to my blog. Today is May 19, 2009 and I will start today living my best life now as a photographer. I will
show you the world as I see it through the lens of my camera. I will post at least one photograph each day. Along with the images, I will tell you my story as written by me. Some stories may be a one liner, some will be short, and others a little longer, none the less, they will be my stories.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Day One: Getting ready to take pictures

I am so excited about 365 days of Connie G. Cross Photography. I'm meeting my friend Jeff Cummings so we can take some photographs of a family that came up from Palm Coast, Fl for a photo session. I will start in the studio with some family portraits then move outside and take some environmental shots. I will take pictures for the next 364 days and make a post each day. I'm looking forward to the results. For all who join me, WELCOME! as you travel with me on this photographic journey.