Avalon in February

Life is full of road trips and the winds took me a beach in New Jersey.   The sky was clear and the winds calm for this time of year. The area is usually full of hustle and bustle in season but this day it was empty.   The temperature was just a bit too cold for…

Kinsey Distillery

I have a fascination with old abandoned building.   I have attempted to explore this distillery for the better part of six months, but the local police and I have been in conversation when I attempted to enter the site.   They watch and protect, whereas I want to explore and capture photographs.   On this particular…

Brrrrr ….

Sub zero temperatures, snow on the branches of the trees.    The lighting was perfect that morning and the sun shown through the trees. The barn off in the distance still had the snow on its roof.   All the animals were tucked away from the weather.    It was way too cold to venture forward…

Fresh fallen snow

I ventured out on an early morning after a fresh fallen snow to capture nature untouched.   The snow laid on the ground untouched by footprints. The snow covered the bench and the beautiful rock creation I had walked past so many times unnoticed jumped to life.      The lines shapes and textures are no…

Strong competitor

I took a break from hiking in the woods to spending some time in a hockey rink.   I can admit I am a hockey novice and got an education. Think of field hockey ~ lacrosse and basketball combined on ice skates   Plus add about 25-ish pounds of equipment; gloves and a helmet. To watch 14…

Contrast in the Woods

In a constant effort to keep my pup, Maggie entertained and exercised we ventured out on this cold January morning into the trails of Chester County.    I am not a paved path person ~ would prefer to wonder and find contrast and texture. When I take the camera along for the hike, I let…

Up close

Deep into the woods I came upon an train parked on the tracks.    We have heard them off in the distance, the sound of their whistles as they roar through the towns.   Stopped at rail crossings as we wait impatiently to move forward, but have you ever been up close? One afternoon I stumbled…

Fall @ the lake

The beauty of nature surrounds us, we just need to take the time to breathe and take it in.    There is a magical place not far from home that has a balance of water, trails and tranquility that soothes my soul.      On a glorious morning in mid-October, the sun is peaking through…

Half of the Whole

My hiking adventures have taken me to the mountains, the coast and lots of little nooks and crannies in-between.     The camera in hand captures a lot of special things that I miss on first blush.    This was caught along the coast of Maryland when visiting a lighthouse. I believe we all have a…

Eyes – the Soul Connection

Whether we want to recognize it or not, our eyes are the connection to our souls.   We mask our true hearts desire through the expressions on our faces, but our eyes tell the story.   The innocence of a child can be seen in their eyes.   Wonderment and delight, doubt and wary can be see if…

Summer Colors

Found a rare opportunity to wander the grounds and explore the flowers of summer.    The vibrancy of the colors shown bright in the sunshine. While capturing the beauty of the distinct contrast of white and greens a butterfly danced in front of the lens.   It settled among the white flowers and fluttered its wings…

1770 Church west of Mississippi

I have a fascination for old churches and relics.   Upon a recent adventure to St. Louis I stumbled upon this beautiful church within walking distance of the St. Louis arch.   The Basilica of St. Louis is the oldest cathedral west of the Mississippi. This church has recently went through major renovations.   The church is very…