Who are we?

I think a lot.  I think too much.  But you’ve probably already figured that out about me.  If fact you know quite a lot about  Todd, Baylee, Franklin, Jackson and I.  So  now it’s time to learn about you. As you look at some quirky photos from Miami Whitewater Forest near Cincinnati that I took a few weekends ago, ponder a few questions for me.  I’d love to learn more about you.  And please, consider buying a SethSnap 2014 calendar. (Sorry, I hate annoying you but it is for an important cause.)  The questions are located under each picture.  Answer one or answer all!


What do you feel is your best quality?


What’s your favorite calming spot?


Where do you go when you need to think?

Was there a sound?

What “sound”(i.e. legacy) do you hope to leave?


What cranks your tractor? (hobbies)

Beautiful broken state.

If you were rich, who would you like to help the most?


What makes you feel special?(clothes, activity, etc)


Do you have children and/or pets?


Who is your favorite relative?

Bark tags.

What would you most like to change about yourself?

The broken road.

Where would you most like to visit?

Natural pizzaz.

Who brightened your day today?



How can I make you smile?

53 responses to “Who are we?

  1. My best quality–calm nature.
    Skipped the next one because I’m calm all the time. LOL
    I think all the time, so anywhere is OK for thinking.
    I would like to endow scholarships and a professorship to nurture highly creative people.
    I have a grown daughter AND she’s my favorite relative.
    I might enjoy being more outgoing. I’m very introverted.
    I’d like to travel to Kathmandu, India, and Tibet.
    My yoga teacher brightened my day.
    Your imaginative stories accompanying your photos always make me smile.
    Wow! This is better than therapy! Let’s see if any of your other readers are as tenacious and thorough.

    • I like your answers! I’ve never heard of Kathmandu. I need to look it up. You have a grown daughter??? really? You look too young for that! Thanks for participating.

  2. Currently, I would like to visit Antarctica the most… not visit as in go on a cruise and back but as in spending a few months there at the research station, if given the opportunity.

  3. I would like to be at this park to ponder each of your great questions. It looks like a nice spot to relax and unwind from all the world’s events and daily grind of life. I like doing most anything outdoors. If you read my About Me at my blog, you will learn just about everything you would ever want to know about me. Many people say it’s the longest About Me page they have ever seen. It will actually be part of a book I plan on writing about my life. Happy reading!

  4. My best quality is my Joyful nature and my wagging tail. Tennis balls crank my tractor. I love, love, love being in the water. You just brightened my day with these lovely pictures and made me smile! Thanks!

  5. No children, no pets: a deliberate choice, since we want to have all the freedom to travel.
    My favorite calming spot: any sea or river (probably the reason why I take so many pictures of them!)
    The persons who bright up my day everyday are my fiance and my students.

  6. Ohhh I love a good questionnaire, especially when it’s accompanied by beautiful photos! Ok
    Quality: My ability to find joy.
    Calm: Anywhere in nature, but particularly at Double Island Point / Great Sandy Highway, Queensland. The steps overlooking my backyard and the setting sun do ok in a pinch 🙂
    If I were rich: Australian indigenous communities, refugees and kids in foster care… that list could go on and on!
    Kids: I desperately want some but not likely any time soon.
    Pet: My beautiful labrador


  7. So many questions and so little time. My favorite calming spot is my local marshland park, where I can walk and think and take photos, losing myself in the beauty of nature.

  8. Favorite calming spot: a lakeside bench in my hometown, where I can gaze at my surroundings and contemplate my life.

    Hobbies: blogging, photography and reading.

    Places I want to travel: Ireland (Dublin and Cobh), Colorado and Italy.

  9. Lots of questions here. I’ll answer the easiest. Children and pets – yes and yes. Favorite relative – do I have to answer that? 😉 Brightened the day – on any given day, it’s too many to count.

  10. What do you feel is your best quality? My courage. I may be fierce by some standards, but I am a woman of conviction and purpose…I’ll do whatever it takes to do the right thing.

    What’s your favorite calming spot? the Pacific Coast here in California and up in Washington

    Where do you go when you need to think? to prayer

    What “sound”(i.e. legacy) do you hope to leave? that I never quit, no matter how much I wanted to…I persevered. Some days that’s harder to envision than others.

    What cranks your tractor? (hobbies) I like to cook, it excites me, soothes me, and pleases me.

    If you were rich, who would you like to help the most? the planet

    What makes you feel special?(clothes, activity, etc) when I remember that God loves me…his is the only love I have ever been absolutely certain about.

    Do you have children and/or pets? I have two adult children. I wish I had a French Bulldog

    Who is your favorite relative?

    What would you most like to change about yourself? the sadness that fills me. I’m dealing with PTSD, Anxiety with agoraphobia, Major Depression, OCPD and BPD. I wish I was not so sad. But I keep in mind that I’ve been through too much, and I’m lucky to still be standing.

    Where would you most like to visit? Yosemite….for a month or six 😉
    Who brightened your day today? A blogger who was talking about baking soda as her new toothpaste…she has OCD and I smiled because her worries about the germs in dipping her toothbrush are the same as my own… I told her to dip her toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide afterwards and the germs would not be at issue.

    How can I make you smile? Your blog always makes me smile. The pictures you take are profoundly good for my soul. So…you did your job, and thank you.


      • Borderline personality disorder. It basically comes down to being fringe. Raised around bikers, lots of violence, cult like controlling stepfather, narcissistic emotionally manipulative and competitive mother….etc. It sort of throws everything off into the outer edges on relationship and relating. In my case I end up being rigidly self controlled to the point of austerity and emotionally hidden.

        I re-channel all frustration and vulnerability into over compensation….basically keep pushing we’ll past healthy. Workaholic… Borderline.

        On the flip side though, I’m very creative, driven, capable, disciplined. Part of package created by willfulness and relentless drive to not be beaten by brutality.

        All part of a crazy kind of package 😉

  11. Wow! Great answers, well except for the who sadness part. I suffer with a bit of anxiety and taking zoloft has helped me tremendously. I know that’s not for everyone. I am glad that I have a positive affect on you! 🙂

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  13. I’m loyal.

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its surrounding area. I swear those mountains are alive in a way no other range I’ve encountered is. It reaches right into me and drains away all stress and disquiet and replaces it with a feeling of complete belonging.

    Anywhere away from people.

    A few well-written books, and whatever good legacy I can leave in people. I rather like the idea of anonymity, though. Being remembered for my legacy beyond the lives I’ve touched directly doesn’t appeal to me.

    I make masks out of clay, beads, and found objects, I garden with native plants (which are awesome!) and I write stories. 🙂

    I would want to help victims of human trafficking. Every time I think about the horrors involved in that international crisis I want to cry or throw up or both. Slavery touches us all, whether we realize it or not.

    I feel special when I hang out with dear friends, when I am able to enjoy nature, and when people make me a cup of tea. I also like hugs. 🙂

    I have a cat, a cat/rabbit/polarbear (explanation to come) and a dog (jack russel-rat terrier). All male, all rescues, all older. The mutant is actually a tailless manx with 24 toes, long hair the color of a toasted marshmallow and the texture of rabbit-fur, and blue eyes. He’s… strange, both mentally and physically, and the other cat is very protective of him.

    My favorite relatives are my immediate family, and the newest edition to that circle.

    There are a lot of things I would like to change about myself, but I will stick to three related ones. I wish I were more attentive to people, less easily distracted, and less of a procrastinator.

    I would like to visit New Zealand.

    It’s early in the day, but I guess my co-worker who just made a pot of coffee.

    Just keep being you and taking beautiful pictures!

    • Great information! 🙂 Human trafficking is horrible. At the Underground railroad center in Cincinnati(Freedom Center) They have a great area that discuss how slavery is alive and well today and how to help. Very powerful place.

  14. I’d still like to make that trip to Northern Europe that Saddam Hussein ruined for us in 1990 in the Navy. And surprisingly, I still haven’t been west of the Mississippi despite all the other places I’ve been to around the globe.

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