Earth Day 2020: 50th Anniversary

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Fifty years and what a year for that anniversary. Now more than ever before we must not only celebrate our beautiful mother earth but do everything humanly possible to protect her and all of her inhabitants.   She is a beautiful gift to us all. Let’s…

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A Catch Up Session From the 100 Acre Woods

About a month ago I posted about a winter hike and all was normal in the world around us (at least here in Indiana).  Now a month later, things are different.  Our state (like many others) are under stay at home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is shaking up our entire world.…

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A Winter Playdate With Nature

Today the sun was shining so we took up a date with nature.  This little gem of a park is located about 10 mintues from our house.  Quiet place, few people, and a meandering creek makes this a favorite for all three of us.  I loved the blue skies and the feeling of warm sunshine…

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Week 27: Gratitude

For the 52-week photography challenge. Week 27:  Inspiration: Gratitude “What are you grateful for? Show us.” I’m grateful for a fantastic weekend spent with Shane, the kids and our dogs.  We enjoyed a 15 mile canoe trip down Sugar Creek along with camping and hiking at Shades State Park in Indiana.  Time spent in nature…

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Week 24 & 25: Inspiration & Freedom

For the 52-week photography challenge: Week 24:  Inspiration: Who inspires you? “Inspiration comes from many places. Tell us about who inspires you.” While away this past weekend on a kayaking trip I snapped some photos of our lovely and peaceful surroundings.  For Week 24, I decided to go with “What” inspires me instead of “Who”. …

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Week 14: Center Frame Portrait

Week 14 of the 52-week photography challenge:  Composition: Center Frame Portrait “Center Framed composition is a great way to isolate your subject. Use this knowledge to create a portrait that exhibits loneliness.” I could not decide which photo to use this week so I went with both. This is Jack the pirate.  He is our…

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Week 12: Trash

Week 12 of the 52-week photography challenge Inspiration:  Trash “Trash is your inspiration. Tell a story or create something beautiful.” Nature’s “trash” is infinitely more beautiful than our lowly human trash.  Unlike humans, nature reuses and recycles it’s trash in a splendid way.  Leaf and log litter become nutrients for the remaining living forest in…

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Our Cabin: A 30-Day Comparison

What a difference 30 days can make.  The photo on the left was taken early November.  The one on the right was taken today.   Just yesterday temperatures climbed to 60 F.  Today, snow and colder temperatures.  Welcome to Indiana.  Personally, I miss the beautiful fall colors but I have come to terms with “winter is…

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A Lovely Walk in a Fall Forest

With my Nikon in tow, I took a stroll through our woods last Monday.  I am glad I did.  The fall foliage was at its best.  This beautiful fall day was followed by several rainy days in a row.  Leaving many of our trees with fewer leaves. Click on any image below to view a…

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