Soft Sand

There is nothing but a simple fence that separates North Carolina from Virginia.    False Cape State Park is one of the only untouched pieces of land that touches the Atlantic Ocean. This stretch of land has rolling soft dunes, open spaces and a trail that runs six miles north to south. I prepared for…

Contrast in the Trees

As a child I don’t remember any fascination with nature, trees or rocks.    As I child we were shipped outside on those summer days to “GO PLAY”.    A backyard filled with a swing set, a healthy dirt pile and open field for softball.  It felt like a chore to go outside in those…

Relics of Ole’

Wandering the west side of Pennsylvania I came upon these beauties that were once in their prime.   Now dis-guarded and long forgotten.  They sit raw and exposed to the elements with no claim of ownership.     Driving through the back roads I road past them only to be called back.   I turned around to capture…

Sunrise

I love the peace and quiet of the mornings.   When the kids were young, I always wanted that first cup of coffee to breathe and set the pace for the day.   Things haven’t changed much and I do love the mornings, whether on my deck or sitting out in nature. This particular morning at the…

30 Day Commitment

I am committed to posting on this photo blog for the next 30 days to share the abundance of pictures I have taken.   To inspire, to excite you and for you to see the amazing nature that surrounds us! The have been hiking 2-3 times a week and always with the camera.   Who has ever…

Sleeping Beauty

I was walking the beach on a beautiful Sunday morning in the hopes of catching pictures of sunrise when I stumbled upon what I initially thought was a dog.      This sleeping beauty was being protected by his watchman. His back to me, but this magnificent creature knew I was near   He was standing…

Herd of Horses

Wild horses are apart of the natural culture on this beach.    Driving down the coast line and to stumble upon this herd took my breath away.   These majestic creatures are wild, wonderful and are able to freely wander this stretch of land. Stepping back and watching as they move, you will notice there is…

Impressions in the Sand

May weather is always unexpected and every changing.   Leaving PA and traveling south I encountered ever changing weather; from rain to fog to crystal clear skies.     It felt like a breath of fresh air as I crossed into the land of freedom. I have always played it safe, but this truly challenged me.   I…

Gnomes

Entering this magical place you could feel how different it was from the traditional trails.   Maggie bounded through the paths as if looking for something. Happy as always, but exploring all the nooks and crannies.   Then I started to notice the difference in the trees.   There were if you will little doorways.   The hollowed out…

Lines in Nature

Another day into the woods as spring opens around me.   We run through our days without acknowledging what is happening around us.  Today as I stepped forward into the woods I was struck by contrast of the wood to greens.  The growth of spring has exploded around me with buds and baby leaves surrounding me….

Maggie @ the Beach

I love watching children play in the sand.   The freedom of exploration and movement, the delight in their senses well the same can be said for a dog at the beach. Everything is exciting.   The sand, rocks and water all create a delicious field of adventures.   Catch a wiff of a passing dog, remnants of…

Yellow Trail

The day started early and off into on the Yellow Trail I go.   Maggie is loving the smells of spring as we venture forward.  Off to a switch back climb and the calves are starting to wake up.  The green hues of spring are appearing and the sun is bright with the crisp air of…