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…

Water and Ice

The day was crisp and clear as I ventured out.    The white trail was not far from home and the need for a challenge was the plan for the morning. Maggie was only too happy to sniff and explore new directions.  Up over the hill and down ~ today was different as the weather…

Rolling along

The sky opened up to the crisp blue that makes my heart sing.    A perfect day to be outside and explore what is so close, but never realized.    The hills of Chester County are an abundance of beauty and trails mixed throughout. I have driven past the parking lot many time and never…

Beauty of the old

Within a short walk I stumbled upon this beautiful old structure.   The vines have grown and covered this masterpiece. I have walked this path many times but never realized the gem that was tucked away.    When everything is dormant this emerged out of the tangled brush.     I love exploring old structures the shapes,…

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…

Partner in Crime

I have had dogs all my life and they were apart of the household/   With luck, they had water in the dog bowl, food after everyone was fed and a walk when the craziness of life didn’t take over. Then this little pup showed up,  this cute little fluff ball.   Loved stuffed animals, has more…

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…

Beauty in the snow

A lone kayak appeared on the dock.   The lake frozen as winter set in.    A quiet surrounded the grounds.   The benches were covered with snow and a few birds lingered in the brush.   I have never visited the lake during the winter and on this snowy morning I was mesmerized by the beauty. …

Winter Solstice in the City

The evening started with a Christmas concert in the city.   Filled with the energy of the season and camera in hand to explore.     The night was warm for a December winter night and the rain gave me a free pass to explore without being damp. Headed toward city hall and stumbled upon the winter…

Quiet elegance

As the afternoon of hiking faded, I was seeking those last few shots before the light faded and I walked around a tree and this beauty was in front of me.    We both were startled but stopped in our tracks. He stopped and acknowledge my presence and if on cue, he chose to strut…