Welcome to All the Little Hills!

My name is Lois, and I live in upper East Tennessee, where the mountain are a little taller than the Kentucky foothills where I grew up. The trees and hills are in my bones, and being in the outdoor spaces help me breathe when life gets full. When I got a DSLR camera a few years back, it was only natural that I practiced on what I saw and knew. All pictures here are taken in the southern Appalachia, and mostly in my own neighborhood. The pictures are what I find for time on weekend walks, early moments before work, and side trips on my way to somewhere else.


As I’ve grown in photography, I have also grown in my belief that creation reflects something of its nature back at its Maker. All these hills, and fields and weeds and skies, celebrate His goodness. I don’t always pay attention, but looking through the camera lens has helped me listen. It can take a different perspective to hear these lessons without words.

Thanks for stopping by for a minute or two. Stay a while. I hope here I can share some of the joy I find in my little everyday.

Lois Martin



And the little hills rejoice on every side.
The pastures are clothed with flocks;
The valleys also are covered with grain;
They shout for joy, they also sing.

King David - Psalm 65