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…

Sights of Fall

The harvest is ending and the transition to winter has begun.   The rains of the summer have not diminished the abundance of color that comes with the season changes.    It is time for warm cider,  apple pies and fireplaces. The harvest of pumpkins are abundant this year and a time of transition to cooler…

Hiking the Gorge

At the height of fall, the leaves were displaying their beauty before the fall winds took them away.     I was given an address to an amazing hiking location to be explored.   I would describe it as magical.    The mixture of trails, water and rocks are to be explored. As I ventured forward, the…

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…

Obstacles on the Path

Life has a funny way of showing up and keeping it real.   There are no road maps, there are no instruction manuals to show us the way to go as we venture forward. Unlike hiking, there are clues along the way to keep you on the path.   Life offers us many obstacles and how we…

Rocks and Waves

I am so at peace with the ocean.   When you add the element of rocks or in this case boulders my heart sings.  Challenging  to climb and find the top with no one saying STOP!       I could sit on top of the monster wall – silently watching the waves crash.  The fine mist…

Sunflower Smiles

Late summer sets in and the fall flowers arrive.  Sunflowers are tall and majestic and seem to have their own personality.    These flowers so speak to me as they smile and wave in the sunshine.A very clever business owner used a plot of land next to his business and planted hundreds of sunflowers. He…

Fresh Air and Sunshine

Its always a fun afternoon with Maggie.    My partner in crime, a puppy  exploring nature and all the wonderful smells the local trail has to offer. Beautiful afternoon in late November, leaves crunch under foot.  The creek is cold but oh so fun to explore.    Miles of hiking through the woods, sticks to…

Fall in Small Town

Beautiful fall day, leaves are changing, with mums enhancing the yards and the pumpkins are out. The local neighborhood children all came out for the Halloween parade. Yards are decorated for the season ~ ready for the scary ghosts and goblins. and of course skeletons …          

CF Winery

Lazy afternoon sipping wine with friends.    Sundays are meant to be relaxing and this was lovely. Red, white, blush ~ it didn’t matter.    Sounds of music floated through the air and laughter filled the day. Cheers!