My Office - Outside

With my cell, I rarely go anywhere without a camera. Yes, it’s not the ‘best’ camera. But ‘best’ is a very relative word. While my pro cameras offer better quality, they don’t allow for spontaneousness. They are heavy. They need to adjusted. My cell, OTOH, can be turned on with two flicks of my wrist. Yes, I often go in and edit the photos. Yes, they can be blurry. But it does allow me to capture small moments.

Siberian Squill

Siberian Squill

Small flowers on my lawn as I run out the door.



Larger flowers above my head.

Native spring flowers in the backyard.


Some days, it doesn’t take much for me to get distracted and going inside to get the camera may mean getting pulled into something else and not coming back out.

Spring and fall are my fav times of year - Mother Nature puts on a great show!


Spring has sprung, finally, but it’s still a cold day with a bit of wind. The magnolia petals are being whipped around the yard, getting battered and bruised. It’s overcast. And cold. And it’s spring. And I’m inside, writing blog posts and my heart isn’t in it. So I need to take a small mental break and visit my vacation photos from years’ past. This one below, was from our trip to Maine over a decade ago. A green building reflected in blue water. So peaceful.

Maine 2018

And here - the sun setting on water. East coast. Only three places in the US you can see this. Can you name all three?

Skaket Beach

Answer: Cape Cod Bay, Cape May (Delaware Bay) and the west coast of FL and Keys.

Sandwich MA

Sandwich MA

Look at that deep blue/teal line - so very pretty and calming. I can feel the sand between my toes. Imagine myself on that sailboat. Ok back to work. Break’s over.


On my bucket list of places to go is Watkin's Glen. Not the racetrack. The NY state park. I finally made it to the Finger Lakes this month and wondered why it took me so long to get there. Stunning place. Still rural. Beautiful. But the falls are probably the most photographed thing there. So how to do it differently? Do it in B&W. 

Watkins Glen State Park