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
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!
For a little while, I plan on being quiet as in not here. The time has come for me to close up my gardens and due to all else in my life, it is going slowly. I’ve had to temporarily say no to gym and to blogging. Presently I’m fighting to assist my back and … Continue reading Temporary Quiet
For about a week, my sister and I had been playing phone tag. Very unusual for us because we do our darnedest to return voice messages with a prompt phone call. We speak on a [gasp] landline phone, not a cell. My sister normally doesn’t turn her cell on so any texts I sent I … Continue reading Bungled Bombshell
Here we are once more on the Cusp of Autumn … An early Harvest Moon Heavier darker cloud cover The Tourists gathering to leave Leaving behind businesses silent and still (Sassy saying, “Mom! The thought of cold makes me want to sleep!”) (Jersey saying, “What do you mean I … Continue reading Signs Of The Times
I am always learning. Always. It seemed it was time for me to learn something new in my editing room. I use Photoshop just so you all know. I came across a blog recently that showed two functions in Lightroom that to me were new, camera calibration and radial filter. Knowing Lightroom and Photoshop … Continue reading Learning New
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
What are the chances it poured yesterday, the very day I planned on watering all my gardens? In fact, I had a sprinkler on, timer set, as I went upstairs to change from my pj’s into the clothes for the day. By the time I came back downstairs, a matter of about I’d say no … Continue reading Life!
Yesterday I asked Hubby to help me figure out how much total square footage I have in my gardens. Why? The instructions on the fertilizers I plan on turning into the soil this Fall, direct me to put a certain amount in the soil per 100 square feet. Hubby’s eyes came to life after I … Continue reading Math Help
Hubby asked me if I used several images to create this one picture. My answer was no. I couldn’t even if I knew how to, which I don’t. (smile) I was told the composition was exceptional, and to be truthful I was in awe as well. Just this one picture I could look and look … Continue reading Own It!
In December of 1993, at the age of 37, I sustained a serious back injury while working as an RN. The hospital forced me to work for 3 hours before I was relieved of duty. As soon as I could I then had an X-ray taken, which showed a broken bone with a herniated disk … Continue reading Climbing Mt. Everest
I’m discovering sexy in sixty (+). Get the title now? I would have within a moment’s notice told anyone the “feeling sexy” days are long behind me. Recently, though, I’ve discovered quite by accident I can still pull sexy off. Imagine that. It’s easy to feel sexy when you are younger. Remember that, younguns. When … Continue reading Replace “E” With “I” And Delete “T”
As promised, here is part two of “My New Heaven” series. If you have time and you have not viewed part I, here is the link to that post. As you are about to see, there are multiple pictures contained in this post. For your convenience 3 galleries were created. I have comments regarding what … Continue reading My New Heaven Part II
Recently, I obtained another pair of eyes. Hubby’s as a matter of fact. He decided to come along with me on a photo shoot. I grabbed this opportunity and ran with it. That man really got into the spirit of things. On location, he immediately began to scout, looking all around, even pointing at gravel … Continue reading Treasure Hunt
As some of you know, I have recently found a place where I can go to immerse myself in such Beauty that each and every time I do go, I feel as if I have walked into Heaven itself. Because so many pictures are included to introduce you to my new Heaven, I’ve decided to … Continue reading My New Heaven Part I
Well! My adventure did not go quite the way I had anticipated. According to the satellite images I saw, I was in for a treat at Casenovia Creek Environmental Conservation. Sadly, however, that did not happen. The trails I saw via satellite were no longer evident, and nothing as far as I could ascertain was … Continue reading Adventure?
I rode my bike the other day having the best day I’ve had in a very long time. As I gazed upon the Beauty of this most delightful day the thought, “But what about tomorrow?” formed. “Will my tomorrow be as good if not better then my day today?” … Continue reading Today
There I was taking a walk, stretching my legs, problem solving in my head when I came upon a sign, that at first I thought to be a joke. Mind you, what it said was the last thing I expected to read in this park. It said: I’m referring to the “Goats At Work” sign. … Continue reading Let’s Goat Buffalo!
There are times when something happens that leaves me stunned to my Soul. That day is when it happened. Tired, aching from all the gardening I’ve been doing, I was out on a trail all because my Heart directed me to go. My sore hands and wrists could barely handle my heavy long lens. However, … Continue reading Miracle
One evening not long ago I hovered between the plane of wakefulness and sleep. In that space I saw so clearly what I have been saying for many moons. I saw Infinity glowing as a soft abstract muted mural and within the plane of Infinity were seen dark finite lines that man created as such … Continue reading No-Time
TRY TRY AGAIN!! Mother does not ever and I mean ever disappoint me! Two days ago the light was not friendly for this photographer to be taking pictures. It was a heavy overcast day with a real threat of yet more rain. Yet, my Heart yanked me in the direction of my favorite park. So … Continue reading If At First You Don’t Succeed
Last week was straight out of a nightmare. I’ve spoken to some who admitted the same thing. The top horror story in my life is I lost over 200 pictures that were taken at my fav park. My computer gobbled them up after I uploaded them into my editor. That, or I did something I … Continue reading Rainbow