It’s Been A While

Can you believe I haven’t posted any photos of my grandchildren since around the holidays? I can’t! But there’s been so much going on I kind of put my photo taking on the… Continue reading

A Skittish Cardinal

Is there anyone who doesn’t love these birds? I have to tell you when I see a Cardinal I stop in my tracks. I think they are so absolutely beautiful. The vibrant red… Continue reading

Chateau LaTouanne, Baccon France

Chateau LaTouanne is one of the places Hubby and I stayed while in France last fall. We stayed there for three days. Located in the Loire Valley it was remarkable. I don’t think… Continue reading

The Healing Process

It’s just over one month now since my mother passed. I can truly say that not one day has gone by that I haven’t cried at least once if not multiple times. My… Continue reading

Be Still 52 – Week 8

Today I processed my still life selection with a variety of presets. Some are brighter, while others are subdued. Some have lots of contrast while others are soft. All were photographed in front… Continue reading

15 Days and Counting until Spring!

The first day of spring is in 15 days! Woohoo! Can you believe it? Quite frankly I am a little skeptical. As I am writing this it is once again snowing here on… Continue reading

Contrasts in shadow and color

I was setting up for an elaborate still life photograph and was assembling my props. Once I put the fruit on the black and white plates my heart stopped. I was done. I absolutely loved the… Continue reading

A Blizzard Falls on Brewster Gardens

You have to admit that when the snow is falling and you don’t have to drive anywhere that it’s absolutely beautiful. These photos were taken the night of Valentine’s 2015. We had another… Continue reading

A little snow can go a long way!

I know this winter has been remarkably tough here in the Northeast. We have gotten more snow than we have in an incredibly long time! But when the snow is freshly fallen as… Continue reading

Spring is just around the corner – I hope!

Currently we have approximately two feet of snow on the ground with another blizzard due to hit us this coming Saturday night. They expect this next storm will dump another 12+ inches on… Continue reading

Be Still – Week 4

Week four of my Still Life course and I have been having so much fun. Mixing backgrounds and trying to come up with interesting pairings that are appealing to look at. It makes… Continue reading

In Memory of Dot (My Mother) 1926 – 2015

My mother passed on Saturday February 7th after suffering a stroke four days earlier on Tuesday. Over the past several days I have been fortunate to have received condolences from so many people… Continue reading

Study in Food Still Life

I’m still enjoying this new to me venue of photography. I love how still life makes me stretch my imagination to come up with different combinations of items to photograph. In this instance… Continue reading

Another Fabricated Still Life

So far I like this still life the best. I had a great time setting up this shot. I had to squat on a chair and shoot at an angle. I didn’t care… Continue reading

Be Still 52 – Week 3

I am participating in a new course offered by Kim Klassen “Be Still – 52″ . It ‘s purpose is to teach us to slow down, breathe and be still before you point… Continue reading

Town Neck Beach ~ Breach, Sandwich, Cape Cod

Town Neck Beach is a barrier beach which protects the Town of Sandwich from the ocean. Previously there was one entrance through the beach and the ocean meandered via river ways through the… Continue reading

Nobody Loves Playing in the Snow more than Brady

I know many dogs love the snow but my yellow lab Brady is crazy for it. Mix in my hubby throwing a ball to play fetch and he is in ecstasy! Just watch… Continue reading

Rain, Snow, or Shine they come to Eat!

Can you tell my mother puts a lot of bird food out? I have never seen fatter birds than the ones that hang around our feeder. It is strategically placed right outside my… Continue reading

Just Another Lazy Day

Today it was cold, rainy, and just plain yucky! It was a perfect day for hubby and me, and the dogs to hang inside and just take it easy. While hubby and I… Continue reading

They May Be Dead But They’re Beautiful

In the wintertime I am not always motivated to go out in the cold and photograph landscapes. I try to find the extraordinary in the beauty of the ordinary. Today I perused the… Continue reading

The Beauty of a Freezing Rain

        My last post addressed the beauty in the snow and fog. Today we had a rain, which soon froze after the temps dropped below freezing. As I walked into… Continue reading

Beauty in the Snow and Fog

I took each of these photos from my car as hubby and I were driving home from Maine. We had just had a snowfall that morning with about four inches of snow on… Continue reading

Bridgton, Denmark and Naples Maine in Winter

Over New Years hubby and I went to Maine with our daughter Allison, our grandchildren and Allison’s friend Lauren. One of the things I love about Maine is I can totally decompress and… Continue reading

Our Christmas 2014

Another Christmas has come and gone and it seems as I age they are coming faster and faster. But with age also comes expansion of my family and there is nothing I love… Continue reading

Chocolate Peppermint Poke Cake

I was desperate for a quick but delicious recipe to make for dessert on Christmas day. My week was so busy and I was not going to be able to devote a lot… Continue reading

Have A Magical Holiday Season

I hope you, your family and friends enjoy a magical holiday season!

French Farmers Market

I don’t know about where you live but here on Cape Cod, Farmer’s Markets have in the past few years started to come into (back into) vogue. People are taking the benefits of… Continue reading

Traditions

There are times when traditions are very important to me especially when it involves family. One tradition my daughter and I have had for years is our annual Christmas Cookie Bake. We get… Continue reading

A Christmastime Visit to Boston

On Friday afternoon my husband and I headed into Boston to see a show and spend the night. Boston is about an hours drive from our home on Cape Cod so we figured… Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

As we celebrate this holiday with family and friends it is a day to remember what we are thankful for! What are you thankful for? Here are some of mine:   My hubby… Continue reading

Have the Preparations Begun?

Turkey Day is one week away. How many of you will be hosting the dinner? Are you expecting lots of company? Is your extended family going to stay at your house for a… Continue reading

Do They Know or Don’t They Care

While in Paris hubby and I took a boat cruise along the Seine. All along the shore beautiful old apartment buildings lined the banks. There were inhabitants who carried on with their daily… Continue reading

Welcome Bryce Christopher

And we finally met the new member of our family, our grandson Bryce Christopher! \

Paris the City of Love

Paris is known as the city of love and there was proof positive of this. As Michael and I were on our cruise up the Seine I saw two different newlyweds having their… Continue reading

I’m Back After a Little Convalescing

Paris Maine last February Well it’s been just about three weeks from my last post. During that time I had a viral infection for 10 days of which I ran a temp of… Continue reading

Chateau La Touanne, Baccon France

The final stop of our trip to France was in the Loire Valley. Hubby and I took several days to tour some of the famous Chateaus in the area. Even more fortunate for us we stayed in one of these stately Chateaus. In Baccon France, Chateau La Touanne has been in the same family since the 1600s.

The Seine

One of the highlights for me while visiting Paris was taking a boat ride down the Seine.

Hubby’s 50th was Celebrated with a Scare!

My husband Michael turns 50 in another week. When I asked him a while ago if he wanted a party he said no. But 50 is a big milestone that should not slip by unnoticed.

Stephane Gabart of My French Heaven

As many of you know several weeks ago hubby and I went on vacation. We spent two glorious although busy weeks in four various locations in France. The second place we stayed was… Continue reading

Our Word View – Word of the Week = ZEST

SUNDAY POSTING ~ A COLLABORATIVE BLOG BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS (ME AND MY FRIEND BARB) WHO’S PATHS WERE SEPARATED FOR 20+ YEARS AND HAVE FOUND ONE ANOTHER ONCE AGAIN ONLINE. BOTH SHARE A LOVE… Continue reading

France

Well I’m back from vacation! Hubby and I spent 15 days in France. We visited Paris, of course, Saint Emilion, Sarlat and the Loire Valley. I can not even begin to say how… Continue reading

Our Word View – Word of the Week = YARD

SUNDAY POSTING ~ A COLLABORATIVE BLOG BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS (ME AND MY FRIEND BARB) WHO’S PATHS WERE SEPARATED FOR 20+ YEARS AND HAVE FOUND ONE ANOTHER ONCE AGAIN ONLINE. BOTH SHARE A LOVE… Continue reading

Our Word View – Word of the Week = WATER

SUNDAY POSTING ~ A COLLABORATIVE BLOG BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS (ME AND MY FRIEND BARB) WHO’S PATHS WERE SEPARATED FOR 20+ YEARS AND HAVE FOUND ONE ANOTHER ONCE AGAIN ONLINE. BOTH SHARE A LOVE… Continue reading

Our Word View – Word of the Week = VIVID

SUNDAY POSTING ~ A COLLABORATIVE BLOG BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS (ME AND MY FRIEND BARB) WHO’S PATHS WERE SEPARATED FOR 20+ YEARS AND HAVE FOUND ONE ANOTHER ONCE AGAIN ONLINE. BOTH SHARE A LOVE… Continue reading

Vacation Time

I will not be posting for a couple of weeks except for my Sunday Collaborative posts which I have pre-scheduled. Taking a little vacation time and will have tons of new pics and… Continue reading

Papa and Emma Pooltime

My granddaughter and husband have a very special bond. They love spending time together and it’s a great thing to watch. Puggy is on the patrol to be sure Emma is safe. Kisses… Continue reading

What Can I Get Into Next?

You ever watch a child’s face and you can just see the little wheels spinning in their heads. I can tell Emma’s thinking “What can I get into next?” Then it dawns on… Continue reading

Let Sleeping Angels Lie

What can I say? She looks like an absolute angel while asleep. Emma our granddaughter.

Give Me My Ball

  Our yellow lab Brady loves to play fetch. Odd thing is he will only play with my husband. I guess no one else quite throws the ball as well as my husband.… Continue reading

Our Word View – Word of the Week = UNIQUE

SUNDAY POSTING ~ A COLLABORATIVE BLOG BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS (ME AND MY FRIEND BARB) WHO’S PATHS WERE SEPARATED FOR 20+ YEARS AND HAVE FOUND ONE ANOTHER ONCE AGAIN ONLINE. BOTH SHARE A LOVE… Continue reading