Author Archives: Gayle Harper

About Gayle Harper

Travel Photographer and Writer


Hi Friends! I am SO excited to share this with you! Some of you have been traveling alongside me since the very start of this journey. And NOW, she is here! Roadtrip with a Raindrop is now available on the … Continue reading

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They’re Here!!!

Yeeha!  I’m about as happy as this horse in the grass! The books are here, my friends – and they are gorgeous! VERY soon now – the brand new website will be up and running and I will be able … Continue reading

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Louie, my big, loving, serene (I would never say “lazy” cat), who spends most of his days in the office with me, got a little nervous one day last week. I didn’t quite set off fireworks, but I did get … Continue reading

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Hi my Friends! It’s been a bit of a quiet spell on this blog, but, believe me, there is LOTS going on! It’s a BIG day for our little raindrop today. The cover of Roadtrip with a Raindrop is being … Continue reading

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Gettin’ My Fix

Hello!! I’ve missed you! Things in Serendipity-land have been fun and exciting, although sometimes keeping up with it feels a bit like trying to drink from a fire hose! It is time, however, to stop and catch up with my … Continue reading

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Flying Sweet Potatoes!

Teeheehee! Like most of us, I’ve been keeping to a pretty intense schedule of work for what seems a long time now. For the past several days, I’ve been waking up at my usual 5:00 am and then, without actually … Continue reading

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The View From Space

In that life-changing moment when I first read on the National Park Service’s website that a raindrop falling into the headwaters of the Mississippi River in northern Minnesota would travel the river for 90 days to reach the Gulf of … Continue reading

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From Soupy to Shiny

Effigy Mounds National Monument is a fascinating and sacred place along the Upper Mississippi in a beautifully rugged region of northeast Iowa. The earthen mounds protected here by the National Park Service were built by prehistoric American Indian people between … Continue reading

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The Miracle on Spindly Legs

Happy Holidays, my friends! I chose this photo to share as my little holiday gift to you because, for me, it has always been a reminder that life is filled with small miracles. I can look at it and remember … Continue reading

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At precisely the perfect time, while up to my eyeballs in alligators during the Kickstarter campaign, Cathy Dondanville, a reader and a friend who I had not yet met, invited me to visit her home overlooking the Mississippi. Knowing that … Continue reading

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