Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Why I Blog – Inspired by Leanne Cole

I loved Leanne’s prompt of Why I Blog, so I thought I’d go ahead and take her up on the suggestion that we give it a whirl.

My blog was actually started as a knee replacement blog in November 2012.  (Some of you may have read this in an interview of me done by Leanne over a year ago, so my apologies if you’ve heard this before.)  I was going in for my first knee replacement and thought I’d blog about it.  Not that many people followed this blog back then, but I diligently posted something almost every day from animated surgeries to charts of my progress to fun iPhone photos.  I even posted from my hospital bed.  It was something to propel me forward and to help me remain positive.

While I was recovering I decided to create a website for my photos in April 2013 to house the few photos I had taken up to that point.  That’s where it all began.  I needed SOMETHING to do while recovering so I worked on my website.  Once I was able to go out with my camera, I started posting those images on my blog.  I think people liked hearing about my pictures a lot more than my knee replacement, LOL.  Can’t blame anyone for that, I would too.

It’s very important for me to always feel like I’m moving forward, learning and doing new things.  Blogging is now the springboard for exactly that and I really enjoy it and I love our blogging community. 🙂  The support I’ve received from friends here is incredible.  I would probably never have started my own camera club or entered photos into competitions if it weren’t for my good friends here.  Some days when I find it difficult to type or I get frustrated with the new format here, I just remember the value I get from all of you.  That keeps me going, so thank you!!

I’ve compiled some images over the last two years in a gallery here.  I posted one from every other month, so they are shown from the earliest to the most recent.


Please check Leanne Cole’s blog out later today for the entire gallery.



Somebody Loves Me! :)

This image was created from a macro shot of some flowers my husband brought me.

My husband has been so incredibly wonderful while I’ve been recovering from this knee replacement.  He brings me flowers, cooks my meals, brings me little surprises, and is there for me when I have my bad days to lift my spirits.  I’m not quite sure what I would do without him.  So thank you honey for taking care of me.  🙂


White Roses

White Roses



A lot of times we don’t know what’s going on with our fellow word pressers behind their blogs. We see posts fly by on our stream and we may like or comment now and again and build a friendship here and there without even knowing the struggles they face.

Today I found out a fellow blogger passed away. I knew nothing of his struggles. He presented himself as a kind man that only wanted to be liked and acknowledged for the beauty he saw and shared.

I’d like to acknowledge him here and say God bless you Ajay. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and I know you are in a better place now.