Weekly Photo Challenge – Wish

My wish is simple.  Peace for all beings on this lovely planet along with a deep respect and protection of our natural world. This photograph embodies my wish simply from the memories it evokes.  I remember being at absolute peace as I sat on this very rock.  As I watched and listened to the waves…

~ Solitude ~

I embrace solitude.  I was not always this way.  There was a time I hated to be alone and I would avoid it.  Now I prefer it.  Although I do not live alone, I get plenty of alone time.  It is healthy and refreshing. The photo I chose for this week’s challenge is a perfect…

Travel Thursday – Ohio Bird Sanctuary

If you ever find yourself near Lexington, Ohio, I have a suggestion for you.  While you are there, check out the Ohio Bird Sanctuary.  In 2010, we stumbled upon this place while taking a break from the Mid-Ohio sports car road course.  We were in need of something to do that was not race related….

Travel Thursday – Pine Hill Nature Preserve

Pine Hills Nature Preserve is located about an hour and fifteen minutes west of downtown Indianapolis, IN.  Some say it could be Indiana’s best-kept secret.  Now that the entrance is located within Shades State Park that may not last.  We heard about it from a friend several years ago.  I have visited in both the…

Changing Seasons – April

April has been the most dramatic in terms of changes in our forest.  It has been amazing to watch new life spring up.  I always love watching the trees go from bare to buds to full leaves.  With this beautiful spring transformation, I am breaking the “rules” by sharing more than 20 photos.  Some I…

Travel Thursday – Prairie Dog Town @ Devils Tower

My last Travel Thursday post promised a separate post on these cute little guys, the prairie dogs of Devils Tower. On our way out of Devils Tower, we had to stop at prairie dog town. This was quite an unexpected treat. There alongside the road is an entire “town” of prairie dogs. Here they have…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Circle

Although this flower looks like a circle, I like to think it also represents the cycle of life.  As I sit here writing this post, most of the plant life surrounding us has gone dormant.  This is a restful time of year, yet time continues on and eventually flowers like the one above will bloom…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Now

For whatever reason I decided to rearrange the furniture in our small cabin.  With a little over 700 square feet to work with, there are only so many ways to lay out the furniture.  This lead to cleaning out the clutter that has accumulated over the last year.  Two days later the project was complete….

Weekly Photo Challenge – Ornate

For this week’s challenge, I turned to my nature photos.   This particular one was taken on the Mt. LeConte trail in the Great Smoky Mountains on April 1, 2011.  About half way up we were greeted with everything encased in ice & snow.  It was a beautiful sight but a cold hike to the…

Travel Thursday – Highland Trail at Glacier NP

The final part of my Glacier National Park series takes us on The Highland Trail, a beautiful hike along the continental divide.  If you ever have the chance to hike this stunning trail, bring your camera and allow plenty of time because you a will want to stop every few minutes and snap away.  …