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…

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…

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…

Lake of the Clouds

I started my trek to the Lake of the Clouds out of Crawford Notch.   We transcended Mt. Webster and its cliffs.    My ribs bounced off a few of them and my belly was grateful for the connection.    With the 20 lbs pack on my back the climb continued to Mt. Jackson  We continued…

Exposed Ridge Line

I have always had a loving relationship with rocks.   I thought I knew what I was getting into when I said yes to a hiking adventure, but I was wrong!    The exhilaration of climb was followed by a daunting decent from 6200 feet. The views were breath taking, the air was clean and crisp,…

Half of the Whole

My hiking adventures have taken me to the mountains, the coast and lots of little nooks and crannies in-between.     The camera in hand captures a lot of special things that I miss on first blush.    This was caught along the coast of Maryland when visiting a lighthouse. I believe we all have a…

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…

Eyes – the Soul Connection

Whether we want to recognize it or not, our eyes are the connection to our souls.   We mask our true hearts desire through the expressions on our faces, but our eyes tell the story.   The innocence of a child can be seen in their eyes.   Wonderment and delight, doubt and wary can be see if…

1770 Church west of Mississippi

I have a fascination for old churches and relics.   Upon a recent adventure to St. Louis I stumbled upon this beautiful church within walking distance of the St. Louis arch.   The Basilica of St. Louis is the oldest cathedral west of the Mississippi. This church has recently went through major renovations.   The church is very…