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…

Gray days of January

I need to take my dog Maggie out on a daily basis but man was it a cold January morning.   My dog loves to be off the beaten trail exploring the scents in nature. That day I chose to stay close to home.   And as always, I have my camera in hand.   Boy capturing great…

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. …

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…

Springton

Tucked away in the hills where the sheep are sheered in the fall and an abundance of activities for the children to explore was a farm with glorious views. Horses grazed and goats peaked through the fence.   The land had an abundance of trails that wove through the grounds.   A wedding was off in the…

Hills of Chester County

Being out in nature rejuvenates my soul and calms the mind.    Some of the fields have been harvested and set aside for pickup. On ward and up ward as the trail disappeared into the woods.    Off in the distance, deer watched as we passed.   We climbed the switchbacks and came to the clearing…

Sunday July 8th

I can’t remember a day that I was so pissed off at life. Mad to be out in the middle of nowhere.  Frustrated cause my feet were on fire and toes felt like they were going to fall off.   I was an absolute basket case full of tears, my anxiety, my depression, my self-doubt, all…

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…

Secret Garden

There is a place close to home that you can lose yourself in the beauty of nature.    In the the middle of suburbia where you feel like you are in a secret garden.   The grounds have been nurtured and loved by the caretakers. The gardens have shape and textures that give and go with…