The day dawned bright and sunny. With superhuman effort I pulled myself from off the bed consumed with pain so deep there was no end. Surrounded by so much death over and over again, does something to the one left behind who loves those who die. Yet, the day called me, persisting I grab my … Continue reading Healing Begins
After having some brutal days regarding my cats and getting used to a grueling schedule both am and pm, the sun popped out yesterday. And the kid in me came to life. Yippee, I exclaimed!! Let’s go see what I can find. Even though it was down right c-c-c-cold, I braved the elements and went … Continue reading The Eyes Of A Child
Two days ago Winter Wonderland put on quite a show before my bedazzled eyes as I wandered in sugar spun delight. No matter where my eyes turned, I saw divine royalty that stopped my breath. I wandered hither and thither within these Courts of Love, flowing with love emanating from every branch, every precious molecule … Continue reading Winter Wonderland
On the day this post’s pictures were taken I lost one of my photographer mitts. As you can see by my feature picture those mitts had a lot of mileage on them and they were cherished. Where or when I inadvertently lost one of them, I do not know. All I do know is when … Continue reading Missing Mitt
Having not been out with my cameras for far too long(!), I ran a marathon one morning in order to make time for myself. My goal was to go to a park I love with the sole intention of creating a Walk-About Prayer. The purpose of my prayer was to help addd to the disarming … Continue reading Walk-About
Kids. It’s like this. The “enthusiasm” that is coming forth for my Fall series is impressive and OH I thank you all! There is a but coming. (smile) There are factors that I am contending with which will force my hand to make decisions. In speaking with hubby just yesterday he and I agreed we … Continue reading It’s Like This
Today’s story involves a mouse, a man and a woman. There was a mouse who decided he would make his Winter haven inside a man’s grill. This mouse found insulation for his nest, made it, and then he ran back and forth hundreds of times from the bird feeder in the backyard to the garage … Continue reading Warm And Cozy Or Not?
As promised, I give you today part 2 of my miracle day while I was at a park a week ago this past Sunday. Friends, I came upon a species of birds I would have sworn were no longer here. To my complete astonishment, I stumbled upon Bluebirds. Most of these birds were in deep … Continue reading Drab Blue, Bright Yellow Part 2
Picking up my cameras this past Sunday for the first time in 3 weeks, I went to a park where magic twinkled everywhere. I have some pictures below and I promise more from this day I will be showing you as well. Between the glorious sunshine, the clean fresh air, so many friendly people with … Continue reading Brimming With Joy Part 1
Oh. My. God. PAIN! Fire in my forearm ignited as I rapidly stepped back, dropping what I had been holding. I couldn’t believe what just happened for it had never before. And here I just got through saving a life when another of its kind stung me. Last Friday a yellowjacket …. think huge black … Continue reading YOW, Surprise!
Making up my mind to grab my camera equipment and go to the park I had in mind, an opportunity for Light and Love to appear happened. Did I know beforehand? No. But! That is exactly what I attracted to myself. Believe me, when these “miracles” occur, the resultant Gratitude and Awe I feel are … Continue reading An Hour Of Ecstasy
… no darkness shall be. Not able to sleep well last night having had a very troubling day yesterday, I opted to get up early and found myself outside with my camera starting at 4:45am. I just followed my feet. To my delight I found treasures and then some. First, mist … then sensational sky … Continue reading Where There Is Light …
It would seem as if Hubby formed a relationship with a groundhog beginning a few weeks ago. Relationship is an odd term for me to use, for these two vied for victory with one another. Hubby was adamant that this groundhog would not be digging a hole in his pole barn foundation, and the groundhog … Continue reading Another Sort of Love Story
While eating dinner last evening, my eyes repeatedly gazed at a particular sight I saw out my window and I thought, “I wonder if I could capture what I am seeing with my camera.” I looked and wondered all the time as I ate. When finished with dinner, I went to get my long lens … Continue reading Serendipity
Stepping off trail, I carefully walked as quietly as I could towards what I call the swampy pond. Approaching the edge of the pond I chose a tree to half hide behind so I could scan the entire pond. I was looking for a specific breed of ducks, based on a very strong feeing I … Continue reading My 2 Gifts +
Dusting my macro lens off, metaphorically speaking that is, I went outside to see what I possibly could find as treasure. Our bushes out front caught my eye so I drew in closer to them. Sure enough, I began to see the possibilities of what I could create. Looking at and studying the terrain, therein … Continue reading Icy Dicey
Okie-Dokie. Who would have thought that in WNY in the month of January there would barely be any snow? I’ve been living in this area for more then 60 years, and I’m witnessing the unthinkable. So now I have to hunt for snow? A photographer friend told me that south of where we live, there … Continue reading Snow Fun
Today’s tale involves my love affair with a horse. Yes, a horse. Our neighbors went on vacation and asked me to take care of their horse while they were away. Prior to this, I had been going over to the barn and pasture every day with apples and carrots, showing this horse how much she … Continue reading Love Affair
Zippity-do-da! Snow! Perhaps just a little, but this was my chance to at least attempt to bring some snowscapes to you. But where to go, I asked? Hmmmm ….. I thought some and then I knew. It was cold the day I went out with my cameras. Very. So with care I dressed ensuring I … Continue reading YES!
Winter this year is not cooperating so far as in giving me beautiful white landscapes. With barely any snow on the ground at all, I’ve had to be very creative when out in the field. I went to Reinstein Park recently and saw another photographer shooting by the bird feeders. I had nothing to lose, … Continue reading Heart’s Passion
My “intentions” for the first of the New Year, fell short. Did I pout? Did I complain? No. I had wanted to go out with my cameras. However, the weather did not cooperate leaving yesterday with a very heavy cloud cover. The light was good grief awful to even think to photograph in. Grey. All … Continue reading Creative Contemplation
I normally do not show three pictures of the same bird, but there are always exceptions especially when it comes to a bird I’ve been trying to capture for years. A gorgeous male Pileated Woodpecker was spotted almost immediately when I entered the park. Could it really be this easy when I’ve been “hunting” for … Continue reading Gotcha!
For the longest time, a Cooper’s Hawk sat on our tree that is closest to our house. I took pictures of him though our window. I know he knew I was there, yet he patiently allowed me to capture him. What a gorgeous bird of prey! On that very same day, I managed a bit … Continue reading Hawk, Ice, And News
Just the other day I decided to go to Chestnut Ridge Park, camera in tow, with hope I’d hit the peak Fall colors. I wasn’t in tiptop form that day, yet I insisted on going. Deciding to leave my fanny pack with my water bottle in the car, and only carrying one camera body, I … Continue reading Creating Possible