The Little Things

Many of us take walks in nature and to accomplish something – whether its to get our daily steps in, or to channel the dogs energy or just to clear our heads, I understand as I have done all of the above.  When was the last time you truly embraced nature and noticed the little…

Lake Time

On a glorious afternoon in August a group of friends gathered for a reunion.   The magic of the water was aparent.   Opening up the doors to the home and stepping out on the deck you were drawn to the water. The abundance of dragonflies danced around us.   This little slice of heaven provided the perfect…

Rolling Dunes

My heart seeks and searches for adventure.   Finding gems off the beaten path.    The land untouched by development running parallel to the ocean is breathtaking. I had a unique opportunity to explore and climb the dunes.   There was an abundance of vegetation growing on this land and I chose to explore the highs and…

Soft Sand

There is nothing but a simple fence that separates North Carolina from Virginia.    False Cape State Park is one of the only untouched pieces of land that touches the Atlantic Ocean. This stretch of land has rolling soft dunes, open spaces and a trail that runs six miles north to south. I prepared for…

Contrast in the Trees

As a child I don’t remember any fascination with nature, trees or rocks.    As I child we were shipped outside on those summer days to “GO PLAY”.    A backyard filled with a swing set, a healthy dirt pile and open field for softball.  It felt like a chore to go outside in those…

Sunrise

I love the peace and quiet of the mornings.   When the kids were young, I always wanted that first cup of coffee to breathe and set the pace for the day.   Things haven’t changed much and I do love the mornings, whether on my deck or sitting out in nature. This particular morning at the…

Sleeping Beauty

I was walking the beach on a beautiful Sunday morning in the hopes of catching pictures of sunrise when I stumbled upon what I initially thought was a dog.      This sleeping beauty was being protected by his watchman. His back to me, but this magnificent creature knew I was near   He was standing…

Impressions in the Sand

May weather is always unexpected and every changing.   Leaving PA and traveling south I encountered ever changing weather; from rain to fog to crystal clear skies.     It felt like a breath of fresh air as I crossed into the land of freedom. I have always played it safe, but this truly challenged me.   I…

Lines in Nature

Another day into the woods as spring opens around me.   We run through our days without acknowledging what is happening around us.  Today as I stepped forward into the woods I was struck by contrast of the wood to greens.  The growth of spring has exploded around me with buds and baby leaves surrounding me….

Maggie @ the Beach

I love watching children play in the sand.   The freedom of exploration and movement, the delight in their senses well the same can be said for a dog at the beach. Everything is exciting.   The sand, rocks and water all create a delicious field of adventures.   Catch a wiff of a passing dog, remnants of…

Wanderpup @ the beach!

Here’s a dog who thinks she is a person.   There is never a day that you can get out of the house without her running to the door. I can remember my kids always wanting to go for a ride ~ well my kids are grown and gone, Maggie now races me to the door!…

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…