Monday, August 7, 2017

Somerset Farm


I was just in Somerset, PA, doing what I love most - driving down roads I have never traveled on.  It was a beautiful morning, with the kind of skies you see after a storm system has passed through.  The hills were emerald green in that bright sunlight.  Everything looked fresh and new and I thoroughly enjoyed the pastoral scenery.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Daddy's Hat


This is one of my favorite photos of my daughter.  I took it last year, at the end of our Yosemite Trip.  We were waiting for the boys to get their fill of sunshine and fishing, and in the meantime we were playing around the picnic area.  She adores this boonie cover that my husband had in the Marine Corps.  And for once, she's not making a silly face.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Looking Down



I have been wanting to go to Kinzua State Park in Pennsylvania since I heard about it several years ago.  It's basically the remains of a railroad tressle that used to bridge the gorge.  It was destroyed in a tornado a few years back.  It was only partially rebuilt, as a way for people to walk out and look over the gorgeous landscape.  I had fun looking down, taking photos, just as autumn was hitting its stride.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sunrise Paddleboarders at Isle of Palms




I just returned from a wonderful week at the Isle of Palms in South Carolina.  I grew up near here, but had never actually stayed at the beach overnight.  It was so nice to just roll out of bed, slide on some sandals and my camera pack to photograph the sunrise.  No getting up at 4 a.m. to drive an hour and probably forget something and get my car all sandy on the return.  Nope!  Island life is glorious.  

I, of course, took lots of sunrise images but these were my favorite.  When the beach was so empty, it felt like Mother Nature and the paddleboarders were putting on a show just for me.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bluets




I just loved seeing these wild bluets dotting the open spaces under trees, popping up among the  moss at Keystone State Park during our trip this spring.  They are so tiny, so delicate, but it's amazing how much they change the landscape, cheering up even the most dreary of spring mornings with their presence.  When the sun did finally begin to shine, it lit up these pretty little flowers as in the first image.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Approaching Doran Beach


I somehow never shared this one from last summer's trip to the Pacific.  It's the path to Doran Beach, at Bodega Bay.  I love all the ice plant (I think that's what the reddish vegetation is) and the beach grasses against the blue sky.  I can feel the breeze on my face just by looking at this image.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Yosemite Forest


As I start to look ahead to this summer, I also spent some time looking back at the last one.  I found this late afternoon picture from Yosemite that I really liked.