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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Some Trail Maintenance is Needed

The other day I ventured off with my camera in hopes of capturing the peak fall foliage of our woods.  I was surprised to see so much green left.  Along the way I stumbled upon a few new trees down across our paths.  Looks like it’s time to spend a day clearing some trails. Next…

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Cooler Weather Calls for a Cozy Outdoor Fire (& Inside Too)

Perfect fall weather for a fire to cozy up to. With a glass of wine it’s easy to become mesmerized by the flames and lose track of time.

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Benefits of Walking in a Forest

Yesterday while hiking with my dog, it inspired me to share the many benefits of a fall walk in the forest. With a crisp coolness in the air the fallen leaves crunched under my feet. I looked up in wonder at the variety of colors and shades of green still on the trees.  Fall is…

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Acorns Are Falling…Find Cover!

It is a war zone at our cabin in the woods.  Acorns are falling like mad.  With each hit of an acorn on our deck or roof it sounds like we are under attack. I took this picture today after sweeping up our patio.  This pile is only two days’ worth!  Crazy how many have…

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