Heber & Caroline – A Love Story – Letter Eight – 6/17/1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). The letters cover… Continue reading

The Garden Is Starting to Pop

Flowers are finally starting to pop in my garden. It really seems late this year. But now I am getting color and I love to see it. My iris, catmint, garlic clove and… Continue reading

Which Do You Prefer?

I’m working on my still life images again. I would love to know which one of these images you prefer. My favorite is the first. I’m not positive why. I think because it… Continue reading

Heber & Caroline A Love Story – Letter Nine – 6/24/1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). The letters cover… Continue reading

An Acquired Taste

Hubby and I rescued Virgil our Pug several years ago. It was on a total whim and we knew nothing about Pugs. But poor Virgil was in such a sad state and so… Continue reading

Garden Adornments

I love little statues and things that you adorn your garden with. I got this quirk you might call it from my mother. Over the years I would see the unique things she… Continue reading

Such Love and Adoration

A little over eight years ago we had a dog named Alex. He was part yellow lab, part golden retriever. A gentle giant he weighed in at approximately 125 lbs. He was a… Continue reading

Unique Again This Year

  Okay so I might be driving you crazy with all these flowers photos. But I am a gardener at heart. I love every flower as it pops open. I am so taken… Continue reading

Although Small and Pretty They Are Invasive!

The first flower that blooms in my yard are these violets. They pop up just about everywhere. A word of warning which I myself should have heeded, these flowers are very invasive. If… Continue reading

Heber & Caroline A Love Story – Letter Seven – 5/24/1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). The letters cover… Continue reading

In The End It Is Always Worth It

There are times in late winter and early spring when I think about the amount of preparation it is going to take to get at all my gardens up and running. Quite often… Continue reading

Just Playing

I’ve just been playing with the different manual settings of my camera and of course at this time of year the perfect setting is the garden. I have so many little areas I… Continue reading

A Mix of Old and New for a Perfect Result

The story behind this still life image is you can mix old and new for a perfect result. My mother, my Aunt Stelle (Mom’s sister) and my Grammy Chaulk were all amazing bakers… Continue reading

Hidden Talent

I am still doing my still life photography class but things have been so crazy over the past couple months that I don’t always have the time to compose the shot and take… Continue reading

Morgan and the Chuck-It

My granddaughter Morgan came over for a visit the other day. And while playing in the backyard she found our dog’s “Chuck-It’. For those of you who don’t know what a “Chuck-It” is,… Continue reading

A Wonderful Mother’s Day with Family

  This year on Mother’s Day my daughter Allison and her husband Chris hosted brunch. My granddaughter Emma and grandson Bryce were all dressed up for the occasion. It was a wonderful day… Continue reading

Heber & Caroline A Love Story – Letter 6 – 5/20/1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). The letters cover… Continue reading

Truly Awe Inspiring

I just love this time of year. As each flower newly blooms I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. I look at them with complete awe. You would think I had never… Continue reading

Clematis Ready to Open

I think my Mother’s favorite flower may have been Clematis. She planted so many various vines around our yard. They all bloom at different times and cover the color spectrum. But the one… Continue reading

The Lilac’s on the Verge of Blooming

I think just one more sunny day and the Lilac’s may fully bloom. It’s still been cool here on Cape Cod and things are very slow to open up. I feel as though… Continue reading

Female Duck

And sitting on my roof with the Mallard Duck from the previous post was this beautiful female duck. They both decided to hang out on and off for a couple of days.

Mallard Duck

A close-up view of a Mallard Duck. This bird was sitting on my roof with his mate resting for several days on and off. I think he was waiting for us to open… Continue reading

With Hopes of Summer to Follow

Although all the flowers are not yet in bloom the little glimpses of what is to come is beautiful. My Weeping Cherry tree was in full bloom this past week. It seems to… Continue reading

Heber & Caroline A Love Story – Letter 5 – 3/5/1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). The letters cover… Continue reading

Missing You Terribly Mom on this First Mother’s Day Without You

Today is Mother’s Day and the first one since losing my Mom in February. The loss is still very raw. I continue to cry here and there several times a week. The memories… Continue reading

Heritage Museum & Gardens, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

There is a beautiful and magical place on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. It is called Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich. It is acres of magnificent nature trails just waiting to be explored… Continue reading

Butterfly Farm

While my husband and I were in St. Martin in April we took a little side trip to a Butterfly Farm. Call me corny but I was so excited to visit it. I… Continue reading

Heber & Caroline a Love Story – Letter 4 – 4/22/1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). The letters cover… Continue reading

Red Fishing Shack, Bradley Wharf in Rockport Massachusetts

My hubby and I took a drive to an incredibly beautiful town called Rockport which is north of Boston along the coast. It is a rustic town and exactly what you think of… Continue reading

Gold Finch

Print available for purchase here I’m not quite sure what it is about birds but I am totally drawn to them. I have a bird feeder set up so I can watch them… Continue reading

Heber and Caroline a Love Story – Letter 3 – 3/25/1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). The letters cover… Continue reading

Heber & Caroline a love story. Letter two written February 17th, 1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). The letters cover… Continue reading

Would You or Wouldn’t You?

I wouldn’t! I’m too chicken!

A Calming Effect

This past week has been very stressful and filled with things I hate to do! Monday night I prepared hubby’s tax returns and mine. I know, I know it was last minute but… Continue reading

Emergence

Heber & Caroline a love story. Letter one written January 27th, 1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). The letters cover… Continue reading

Emma’s First Easter Egg Hunt

We spent Easter at my mother-in-law’s house. My sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nephew, and his fiancé bought all kinds of little trinkets and treasures to fill plastic hide and seek eggs. Emma, our granddaughter was… Continue reading

Orient Beach St Martin

Sorry I’ve been absent for a little while. Hubby and I are spending some down time on Orient Beach, St Martin! House and dogs are in good hands back home. It’s been a… Continue reading

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