Storm Dance

Far off in the distance you could see it coming.   The dark clouds gaining strength with the rays of sunlight behind.   Standing atop the edge of the cliff I was mesmerized watching the clouds twist and turn, reshaping themselves within minutes. Time stood still as I watched in the quiet of the waning day.   There…

Flowers and Ferns

Wandering through the trails in Virginia, the sounds of the hustle and bustle of everyday life far removed from ear shot.   High in the hills and wandering the Application Trail, I was amazed at the beauty and constantly changing terrain.     The trees were taller and the woods thicker but what struck me is the…

Relics of Ole’

Wandering the west side of Pennsylvania I came upon these beauties that were once in their prime.   Now dis-guarded and long forgotten.  They sit raw and exposed to the elements with no claim of ownership.     Driving through the back roads I road past them only to be called back.   I turned around to capture…

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…

30 Day Commitment

I am committed to posting on this photo blog for the next 30 days to share the abundance of pictures I have taken.   To inspire, to excite you and for you to see the amazing nature that surrounds us! The have been hiking 2-3 times a week and always with the camera.   Who has ever…

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…

Gnomes

Entering this magical place you could feel how different it was from the traditional trails.   Maggie bounded through the paths as if looking for something. Happy as always, but exploring all the nooks and crannies.   Then I started to notice the difference in the trees.   There were if you will little doorways.   The hollowed out…

Yellow Trail

The day started early and off into on the Yellow Trail I go.   Maggie is loving the smells of spring as we venture forward.  Off to a switch back climb and the calves are starting to wake up.  The green hues of spring are appearing and the sun is bright with the crisp air of…

The Power of Water

My soul is calmed in and near water.   It is powerful.  It is soothing.  It is strong.   Water and its force cuts through rock.    The hikes I seek out are in and near water.    Nature is truly incredible.    Its a dance like none other. I found a trail tucked into the countryside…

On the backside

The water was calm and the sun was bright.   In the midst of winter finding a rare day when the winds are calm and the temperatures reasonable.    The draw of water attracts many, but in the quiet of February few were near. I am stepping into a new direction and road trips and water…

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…