It’s all about the photos. That’s why I love my iPhone.



Today everything exists to end in a photograph.

— Susan Sontag


It’s a meditative thing, taking photos. It keeps me present.




The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.

— Andy Warhol




My iPhone camera is a storyteller with a unique eye, always there to document the ordinary and the extraordinary in a single frame.

The joy of the harvest. The blessing of 45 years married. The fifty-carat faces of family and friends. An espresso.  A good book.  Summer’s exuberance, winter’s hush.



What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.

— Karl Lagerfeld

Like this set of images from Christmas past.


I’m fresh off a wildlife photography workshop with Florida master naturalist John Nelson.

03-3He’s the voice of “The Audubon Moment” on NPR. Each episode provides listeners with tips on how to identify a specific bird that is found in Florida.

Nelson is also the Martin County Audubon president and travels the world shooting Oscar-worthy videography for National Geographic. One of his tips? Always go for a glint in the eye.

Backyard Baby, 2013 ©tgiarnese



Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.

— Imogen Cunningham

Toni 1/18/16

2 thoughts on “Hey, why don’t you take a picture? It’ll last, well, forever.

  1. Thanks, Toni. Birds always catch my eye!
    Taking photos helps remind me of how fortunate I am – those feelings come back when I look at particular images.


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