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…

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…

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…

Concrete Jungle

On a recent weekend adventure, I had the pleasure of touring downtown Houston TX.    The expansive skyline was extensive.      I lived there a lifetime ago and did not have the pleasure of seeing the city.  My life was very different then and priorities were focused on a small radius of home.   Though…

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…

Season of Change

After many weekends lost to rain, it was a glorious day to set out on an adventure through the fields of Chester County.    With my trusty pup by my side we set out to explore! The weather was crisp and full of fresh smells that kept Maggie’s nose occupied as we ventured forward.   Some…

Mt Washington

I started hiking a few years ago and soon I had the camera in hand and wanted to capture the beauty that I saw when I was out in nature.    I had a few friends state, if you ever get an opportunity to hike to Mt Washington take it!   It was mentioned once, and…