nature photography


Kings Mountain Greenway Trail
**Note: This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on the links to products in this post and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you** The Carolina Thread trail has some of my favorite trails so far during this 52 […]

52 Hike Challenge at Kings Mountain Gateway Trail part of ...


Daisy in Shadows at Buffalo Creek Nature Trail
*This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of these links, I will receive a commission at no additional cost to you* On National Trails day was June 3, 2017 and we chose Buffalo Creek Preserve. Usually on National Trails day, people choose a nature trail […]

National Trails Day: Buffalo Creek Preserve


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



train bridge Catawba River
Thanks again to the AllTrails app for finding this place for me! I was running out of ideas for places to go (not good) so one day and did a random search on the app and found the Riverwalk trail  in Rock Hill. At first I thought it was the same […]

Catawba Riverwalk Trail: Rock Hill, SC


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


Copperhead Island Stairway
I have been to Copperhead Island a few times but I never walked around the entire island slowly like I did this past trip. Copperhead Island is located near McDowell Nature Preserve in Charlotte, NC. Driving in, you might think you’re lost because all you see what looks like a […]

Copperhead Island



In my last post, I shared that I made a new goal to visit 52 parks/places this year. Hiking and taking walks on nature trails is something that I do a lot. I found Mineral Springs Greenway by accident. I got lost one day and I randomly passed it on the […]

Park 1: Mineral Springs Greenway


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



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