Saturday, August 24, 2013

The King's Garden at Fort Ticonderoga




Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a great weekend.  I am slowly getting around to posting my photos from our July trip to Lake Champlain.  We spent a week in the area, taking day trips from our rental in Essex, NY.  It was my first time to the region and besides the heat (whew, we picked a hot week), it was a really nice place to relax, unwind, and see some new things.  The first day we were there we visited Fort Ticonderoga, and these photos are from the King's Garden.  Back when hundreds of soldiers lived here, there was a massive garden to grow vegetables to feed them all.  Now there is a small garden, representative of the crops that were historically harvested, and beautiful flower gardens that were planted later.  The house in the last photo was built by the Pell family, who lived there while they oversaw the rebuilding of the fort.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Black-eyed Susans


Hi everyone!  I've only got time for a quick post today, so here it is: some beautiful black-eyed Susans that were growing in my brother's yard.  I hope you are all getting back in the swing of things if you are headed off to school today, and do remember that it is still technically summer, so enjoy it while it lasts!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Little Church


We passed this little church on our travels this summer, though I can't quite remember if it is in West Virginia or Pennsylvania.  I've seen so many this summer on our drives.  

Friday, August 9, 2013

Summer Girl


Wyle and I have been spending a lot of time outside this summer.  She sincerely loves nothing more.  She discovered a few days ago that the crooks made by the roots of the backyard trees are perfect for resting.  When she sits by the trees, that is one of the only times she stops moving!  She is holding the first stick of the day.  She likes to collect them now, and hold them all in one hand as she tromps around the backyard.  These days are so precious.  I am not getting a lot of photography done, but what can I say?  Spending time with her is so much fun.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Resurrection Fern








These are my final shots from Old Santee Canal Park.  I was enamored with these resurrection ferns living on this old live oak tree.  You know how sometimes you notice something for the first time that you must have seen many times before without noticing?  Well that was how I felt when I saw this.  I was enamored with it.  I thought it was such a lovely sight.  I'd really like the chance to photograph it again on a sunnier day.