Photography


trail run Buffalo Creek
When I was a kid, I hated running! There was NO amount of money in the world that could entice me to run. It was such a strong hate that I didn’t apply to my dream job, as a Behavioral Profiler at the FBI, once I found out there was […]

How running and exercise challenged me and made me a ...


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


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


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


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




Horse Statue and Plaque in Matthews, NC
“Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.” ―Mother Teresa Found this statue on a walk in downtown Matthews, NC

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