We all have stories that make us who we are, and they deserve to see the light of day. A person's smile, the radiance in their eyes, the emotion that comes through in their body language: sometimes these sentences say more than the ones that start with a capital letter and end with a period.

I am Cheryl Ruffing, and I created Ruff Edge Design to chronicle what I see all around me: the message communicated by a butterfly on a purple flower, the tales that whisper in light and shadow, and the stories that people share with me, often without ever saying a word.

More of my images, and the stories they reveal, can be found at my Flickr photostream.

If you'd like me to tell your tale, please reach out to me at crdruffing@gmail.com. I'm a good listener.