Not sure about you all but I’ve been in a serious funk of late. Spring cannot get here fast enough! Even though we have had a very light Winter, the constant grey and the inactivity compared to the warmer months are just about driving me batty. I heard on the radio that if you find … Continue reading February Funk
Just last week, I “happened” to cross paths with two women while in a forest. Within that conversation, I received an invite to join them and other women every Tuesday to hike in the woods. I noted the time and told them, despite the time slot for the hike which normally would find me taking care … Continue reading The Gift
When someone does something that really really bugs you and you find yourself getting upset about this something, and then as your relentless thoughts about this something persist night and day tormenting you and plain driving you nuts(!), this usually inadvertently indicates there is something within yourself the Universe is attempting to get your … Continue reading Mirrors
There are times in life when what you dream of what you strive for seems so far out of reach no matter what you do. How do you get from here to there when everything in your Mind’s Eye seems to exist in another world one whose passage is so unclear? And then … Continue reading Life’s Irony
Friends, as a Nature Photographer, I am witnessing things I’ve never before witnessed, which to be truthful, alarms me. I believe we are in an era of unprecedented events, events that yes we all need to be concerned about. This is January in Western New York. Every Winter we get a lot of snow … Continue reading A Matter For Concern
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
Just how smart are cats? What our cats did on Hubby’s birthday blew not only me out of the water in complete awe, but Hubby as well. In fact, it took Hubby a few hours to believe me that I did not set up what you are about to see. Our cats must have held a “family … Continue reading How Smart Are They?
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!
Years I complained. Years worth. How I dreaded each Autumn when the leaves would fall so that once again I could see the “junk” that has again collected right next to our property line. This year however, I stopped resisting, accepting what is for what is. The view from my kitchen window went from a … Continue reading Sunday Stillness
I saw something that shocked me to my soul that screamed how very very precious life is, and how at any moment, life can cease. Remember this when you are with family and friends this Holiday Season who may not necessarily be your best buds or who may rub you all wrong. Could you this … Continue reading The Most Precious Gift Of All
Looking into the mirror the next day, I was shocked by what I saw. Just one hour being outdoors without any foundation on had put age on my face! NO!!! Aging, at least this part of it, I do not like! My skin has become thin and the cold puts added age onto an already … Continue reading Cold’s Effects
Let me just say, supplements, superfoods, organic whole foods, and exercise pay off! And hugely! Not once but thrice + 1, someone has of late either commented on how I seem to be getting younger, or something was said that indicated I am not a “ma’am”. For those of you who are not familiar with … Continue reading Not Once But Thrice + 1
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
In leaning in close to encourage another it’s as though Heaven itself conjoins with Earth. ~~~~ Every other year since I have been blogging, I would literally run after the colors seen in Fall. Hundreds if not thousands of pictures have been taken in past years. There is something about Fall that is so … Continue reading Encouragement
If our brain is a part of who we are inclusive of our thoughts, then “who” is the awareness, the invisible voice, who not only interprets our thoughts but discusses them with us as well? Hmmmmm … About this image — This is the first landscape image you have seen taken with my Canon EOS … Continue reading Thoughts Of A Thinker
With camera in hand, I went to Reintstein Park. To my astounded eyes, the colors that are showing now, are some of the brightest I think I’ve ever seen! I think from all the rain we had this year, this year’s Exhibition of Color is going to be phenomenal. As it is, what I found … Continue reading A Walk In The Park
If you don’t know French, the title says, “Gardens are finished!”. Finally! OH. MY. HEAVENS! Finally! The final tally is in! I used a total of 90 pounds (40.8 kg.) of fertilizer. I am so proud of myself for accomplishing what I did do combined with my everyday schedule that comprises my life. There were … Continue reading Les Jardins Sont Finis!
Friends, I am getting there. I’ve gone through 72 pounds (32.66 kg) of fertilizer so far. To give you an idea of what I’ve done, I followed the “per plant” directions which state for each established plant, work 1 cup of fertilizer into soil around drip line. To go one step further, I weighed that … Continue reading Getting There!
Do any of us perceive what the future holds? No. Thus, live this day as though your last. Cease the grouching and smile instead. Why would you want to spend perhaps your very last day with a frown and a curse when you could very well have a wide smile upon your … Continue reading Life Is A Gift
Today I will show you how I went from an original image to the final edit when I used Photoshop and a program called Topaz Studio. You can see for yourself what I see as I go along with my editing process. I won’t be showing all the steps or what I used in each … Continue reading Experiment
Many may ask where is God in this world gone mad? My answers to those who do not see … In the sunlit grasses swaying in the wind In the innocence of a sleeping cat Ready to meet you on the Rocky Road Found in the golden silence of the trees … Continue reading Where?
Written for Wendi. Bless you on your journey. Reading the words, “Always the battle of the Spiritual Warrior is with the self. Funding a will though action, yet unattached to outcomes, remaining mindful that all you can do is stay out of your own way and let the Will of Heaven flow through you — these are … Continue reading Unconscious Fear