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

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


looking up at trees
I am hardly ever in my photos. However, for this week’s entry in the photo challenge I chose this photo of me looking up at something that was in the trees.  

Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up

Two kids fishing at Col Francis Beatty Park in Matthews, NC
For this challenge I’m showcasing an old pic of my little guys (that aren’t so little anymore). They’re  brothers, best friends, fishing buddies and always partners in crime :-).  

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Partners

Bike ramp at Colonel Beatty Park
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence~ Henry David Thoreau


I captured this little salamander with a blue tail while I was walking along a nature trail in Colonel Francis Beatty Park. I see these little salamanders all the time around my home but they’re usually green or brown depending on what they’re near. He obviously wasn’t in the mood […]

Salamander in Col. Francis Beatty Park, Charlotte NC