Nature/Flowers


Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Charlotte NC
This year for Mother’s Day I made it very clear that I was not feeling up to going to any restaurants or brunches of any kind. I don’t know how anyone enjoys going out to eat on large event days like that. The wait is always longer, food is never […]

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens


Carolina Thread Trail Freedom Park Charlotte NC
Freedom Park is probably one of my favorite parks in Charlotte. It’s not large but always populated. One of my favorite things to do there is put the hammock up out by the amphitheater. There are large trees all around and if you’re not bothered by begging ducks, it’s a […]

Earth Day in Freedom Park: Charlotte, NC


Lake Haigler, SC
In my  last post I mentioned that I broke my toe recently, so I haven’t been out  hiking trails that much. I went out a few times and came home in pain so, lesson learned. I’m pretty hard-headed and didn’t want a broken toe to stop me but unfortunately when […]

Lake Haigler



Stairs walking down a trail
Shortly after my birthday this year we returned to South Mountains State park. This time we brought Layla our dog. We got Layla in February of this year. She’s a very unlikely mix between a shorkie (yorkie/shih tzu) and a mini American Eskimo. Her owner said she was an “accidental […]

South Mountains State Park 2016


Fall is my favorite time of the year. One of my favorite things to do is to curl up with a blanket next to the fire. I was playing around with the settings on my camera and captured these shots. Fire is not easy to capture, or at least not […]

Fire and Flames


green leaf growing from a burnt log
Walking along a trail last weekend, I noticed that part of the woods had recently undergone a controlled burn. I have seen this before since I hike a lot but I’ve never stopped and paid close attention to the surroundings. Photographically, there is a lot to take in. The details […]

Growth



overlooking colonel beatty park
“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook” -William James   As the above quote says, as we grow we gain a better understanding of what to overlook and what to pay attention to. When I started taking photos I would generally scan the scenery […]

Overlooking


View of lake at Colonel Beatty Park
“There are dark shadows on Earth, but it’s lights are stronger in the contrast”-Charles Dickens Lately, I have been doing a great deal of introspection about my life and where I’ve been and especially where I’m going (probably because my birthday is near). I believe that being an introspective person […]

Shadows


Sunlight through the trees
                                                     “Live in the sunshine”~ Emerson  

Sunshine




Rock stuck in a tree
This is my entry for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare. This picture was taken along a hiking trail on the Mineral Springs Greenway in Waxhaw, NC. I heard about this trail recently and decided to check it out. It is not a well traveled trail but maintained and […]

Rare