Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Cape Charles ~ June 2013

This summer we decided to go to the beach a little earlier in the summer. The house we stayed in was awesome. The beach was a block away. I read a book. Drank two bottles of wine. Ran a few miles. Caught some fish. Ate really good food. And really enjoyed the time with my boys.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


We have had enough camping stuff to up and go for at least two years. Memorial Day weekend we finally went. I felt like Harvey was old enough to enjoy the experience. I was right, he loved it. I don't think the trip could have been better. It was 70s in the day. And high 40s, low 50s at night. No bugs! Our site was spacious and right on the lake. It was perfect for the canoe. We will camp again, when the summer passes. And hopefully this experience wasn't so good that all other will pale in comparison. All the photos were taken with the iPhone.

The Site:

The Lake:

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

White Peony

Peony. Love the white with just a hint of red. I grow these in my yard.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs at Granny's house with Aunt Sarah too.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Fog

I always notice the fog in the trees in the early morning but don't have time to shoot. I love how the sun comes up from that direction too. I was standing on the back deck but if I go all the way back and through the gate there is a clearing before the trees in the background. I think having the ground with the fog would anchor the trees more. Here it is.

A Flower

This is something different. I took the first two photos in front of the kitchen window. I intentionally blew the background. Thoughts?

Here is a more colorful version.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hydrangea Tree

I love hydrangeas. My grandma and grandpa had them in their yard when I was little. When they passed away, before the house sold, my dad dug them up. They still grow and bloom at his house, my childhood home, today.

A hydrangea was one of the first plants I purchased when we bought our first home. I have a few more and even a tree version. It's a PeeGee Hydrangea Tree. It blooms every year in the summer and I leave those blooms alone until the spring. It's nice to see the the delicate flowers in the winter even though they have turned brown.