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…

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…

A Butterfly Sanctuary of Our Own

A short walk from our cabin there is a place where butterflies flutter free.  Here they thrive on wild growth.  On any day one will encounter 20 or more.  Flying above your head, dipping here and there, or resting on a tall pink flowering plant.  Last year I do not recall as many.  But this…

Shapes of Nature

Without the Weekly Photo Challenge, I devised my own. Shapes of Nature

Weekly Photo Challenge – Prolific

Thorn bushes are prolific on our property.  It seems everywhere you look there are large groups growing like mad.  In a couple of months, some of them will produce numerous wild berries, which I look forward to.  However, I do not enjoy scratches from their countless thorns.  Sometimes you have to take the good with the…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Tour Guide

What do I love about where I live?  Peaceful surroundings.  Hikes with our lovely dog.  Fresh wild berries in the summer.  Watching spring explode before our very eyes  Listening to barred owls talk to one another.  Photographing the snow-covered forest.  Living in nature & much more! Pictured above are just a few images of this wonderful…

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…