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.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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
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
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
Monday, May 15, 2017
I have been wanting to add a dogwood bloom to the flower collection for some time now, and this year I made a concerted effort to go out and shoot them. I took lots of photos of wild dogwoods (to come later) but this was my favorite shot, of a tree at my daughter's school.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Cool girl alert! W was having a blast playing in the driver's seat while I unloaded groceries the other day. She is always uniquely herself, this day in cat ears and some ridiculous sunglasses that we got at an Easter egg hunt. She thought she was pretty cool, too, with a big-girl seat belt and the seat pulled up so she could reach the steering wheel. What a blessing it is that it's so easy to make her happy.