Park Pictures


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


baseballs at Crooked Creek Park
So, it was supposed to “snow” over the weekend, it didn’t. We got mostly ice as usual and a little bit of snow.  I put snow in quotes because it never really snows here, not like it does in Virginia. Growing up in Virginia we looked forward to snow because when […]

Park 2: Crooked Creek Park



red and orange leaves through the trees
  I am pretty behind on blog posts and editing photos. This photo blog planning and redesign process took way longer than I had planned and expected. Why does that always happen? During my project management days, there was always a strict project plan and every time, something would come up that […]

Fall 2016


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


Marshall Park Charlotte NC
Over the summer I decided to delve into to some city photography. I’ve always leaned towards nature and landscape photography but being on this journey of venturing out of my comfort zone I thought I should take the camera to the city. Charlotte photographs well. Every time I open up […]

Walking around Charlotte, NC



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

Sunshine






ladybug crawling in the grass
When my son was about 18 months old he found a ladybug crawling in the grass at the playground. He was fascinated by how it crawled up and down his arm and didn’t fly away. He called them his “weetee bugs.” I saw this little one in the grass this […]

Ladybug 


View from below Crowders Mountain
I love hiking! It’s like an addiction. The funny thing is, I was never ever active when I was younger. You couldn’t pay me to do anything active. When we moved to Charlotte I was bored a lot so every weekend I would find a park or drive to the […]

Crowders Mountain




Turtles on a log
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change Your Outlook


Autum trail
I love fall! I love everything about fall! I love the colors, the apple picking, the pumpkins, the weather. Probably my favorite of all of that is the weather. There’s just something comforting about sitting outside around the fireplace wrapped in a blanket. This time of year is when I […]

Fall