Things I've Been Seeing


Shirley is a lover of life and has determined she would have to live many spans over to do everything she wants to do. Photography is one way she tries to hang onto the moment, to make some sense of the world, to capture fleeting emotions and savvy understandings. She is a daughter of God, who since childhood, has been taught His ways. Her father was a minister, as is her husband, Jerry, two of their sons, Stephen and Andrew, and their grandson, Joel. God and His church are the center of her life.

Jerry and Shirley have four children, all married now, twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The Buxtons live in Crestline, CA. a small town that sets 5000 feet high in the San Bernardino Mountains. Although they maintain their Crestline home, since February of 2007, they have lived in Lake Havasu City, AZ. where they are pioneering a new church work.

In recent years, Shirley has published three books. The first, A Thousand Pieces, ready to go into its fourth printing, is the story of Jerry’s horrendous accident in 1994 when he was struck by a drunk driver. He was in the hospital five months, and his remarkable recovery is attributed both to excellent medical care, and to the miraculous touch of God. Her second book is entitled, Road Tales. In July of 2006, she released her newest book  Link to Excellence.

Shirley also is a frequent speaker, both at women’s conferences and other meetings, and with Jerry, in marriage seminars.

Thanks for being about.


11 responses

  1. paulyspooner

    I laughed when I read your intro – I have also started and stopped many blogs! Thanks for your comment, Its good to know that I am not talking to myself!

    May 21, 2009 at 1:43 pm

  2. Thanks for dropping by Pauly. Hope you return often. Hey, it does help to know we are not alone in our work in this amazing world in which we have been thrust.

    May 21, 2009 at 2:10 pm

  3. I love your photos! 😉

    May 22, 2009 at 9:44 am

  4. Thank you very much, Lottie (?)

    May 22, 2009 at 8:16 pm

  5. Nomin Erdene

    thank you for visited my blog. you’re the first foreigner who visited. i really appreciate 🙂

    Great isn’t it that from around the world we can admire each other’s work. Hope you return often. We’ll stay in touch.

    May 22, 2009 at 8:50 pm

  6. Nomin Erdene

    thnaks shirley. i’ll be stay in touch 🙂

    May 22, 2009 at 11:57 pm

  7. I also am an artist and photographer. Loved looking at your photos and website. Just happen to come find it by looking at Bro. Ewing’s funeral arrangements.

    January 4, 2011 at 8:43 am

  8. Came across your 365 site after a google search. Amazing photos. Thought I would let you know that I’ve added a link to your site from my own 365 site. Let me is that is ok. Thanks!

    February 24, 2011 at 11:26 am

  9. Hello, Shirley! Beautiful photography! My hubby and I own a vacation home in Crestline, and just love the scenery. I was wondering if I might occasionally post one of your photos on our facebook page, with credit to you, of course.

    Thanks again for taking and sharing these remarkable examples of God’s handiwork!

    November 6, 2011 at 9:57 am

  10. ALSO! Do you sell prints of your work? I’d like to add a couple to our cabin. We already have some prints by Brenda Johnson (painter). Are you familiar with her? Anyway, thanks again.

    November 6, 2011 at 10:09 am

  11. maria

    Hi Shirley I am using one of your great picture in my Twitter account. I would like to know if I have to pay for using. Everybody love your picture. God Bless you. Your pictures are fantastic!

    January 7, 2014 at 9:36 am

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