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. …

Canopy of nature

The sharp and distinct contrast of the trails on this cold December day were a reflection of the season.     We had crossed over the state line into Delaware.   As I ventured deeper into the woods, there are some trails that come alive the further you go.  This trail had little or no character to…

Abandoned but not forgotten

My fascination with abandoned building got the better of me one afternoon.   En-route home after an adventurous hike, I was driving past this old complex.    It is no longer open to the public but I love capturing unique structures. Approached from the fields below, the grounds are overgrown, the windows are broken and the…

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…

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…

Up close

Deep into the woods I came upon an train parked on the tracks.    We have heard them off in the distance, the sound of their whistles as they roar through the towns.   Stopped at rail crossings as we wait impatiently to move forward, but have you ever been up close? One afternoon I stumbled…