After our 9″ of snow on Thursday, today’s balmy temperatures in the high 30s with a bright, blue sky and warm March sun made me think spring. I had a wonderful day volunteering some time and my photography to the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in Millwood, Virginia, and caught up with my birding partner Hillary. We spent most of the afternoon on a variety of projects, including releasing, feeding and rescuing a variety of birds. While we were out feeding […]
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. –Robert H. Schuller
Virginia experienced an ice storm overnight, which has transitioned to a cold rain, so I revisited some photos I’d taken on our December trip to South Carolina where it was sunny and warm. One of the perks to playing golf with my son is that we often visit some beautiful courses, and our favorite in Charleston, South Carolina, is Charleston National. On the back nine, the course winds through a swampy area, with lots of bridges, so I took advantage […]
Blue has always been one of my favorite colors. Perhaps it’s my competitive nature or that I’ve always loved the water. Although I’d never want to paint myself into choosing one absolute favorite hue, to be blue brings me peace and satisfaction.
A glimpse of Annapolis, Maryland, through my 50mm lens during the Blue Ridge Photography Workshops Single Focal Length challenge. Editing in Lightroom 4, Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro.
First of all, I want to thank those of you who have sent me messages wondering about my absence these past few weeks. I apologize for the lengthy departure and will be sure to update you when I know in advance that I’ll be away from my blog for more than a few days. I was inundated with deadlines that, in a rare convergence, all came together at one time in a 10-day period. Normally, I try to keep my deadlines […]
The bright sun and beautiful blue sky today was really misleading. As I spent the day in my office, I’d periodically get up to check the bird feeders and see who was out and about; it looked so inviting. So when Peppermint and I finally went out to take a walk around the yard at lunch time, I was woefully under-dressed and didn’t stay outside for long. This winter has been a challenge because of the wildly fluctuating temperatures. One […]
I rarely choose a window seat when I fly, but I have to admit that I enjoyed the view today on my flight from Washington to Chicago. After resigning myself to inside seat I was forced to take, I pulled out my trusty iPhone to keep my mind off the claustrophobic feeling of being penned in by my fellow travelers. It was a lovely day to fly, though, with smooth air and white puffy clouds decorating the sky. In my […]