Week 2: Composition “Rule of Thirds: Motion”

This past weekend we received a nice blanket of snow.  Everything was quiet and still covered in this cold yet beautiful layer.  For this week’s challenge we were asked to show motion using the rule of thirds. Besides some small birds flitting about this small creek was about the only thing in motion.  It was…

Our Cabin: A 30-Day Comparison

What a difference 30 days can make.  The photo on the left was taken early November.  The one on the right was taken today.   Just yesterday temperatures climbed to 60 F.  Today, snow and colder temperatures.  Welcome to Indiana.  Personally, I miss the beautiful fall colors but I have come to terms with “winter is…

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 – Silence

With a blanket of snow covering the forest ground and most of this creek, silence enveloped my winter hike. It’s amazing how quiet the forest becomes when covered with snow.  The silence is refreshing.

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018 (a recap)!

2017 is fading fast, making room for a brand new year!  I love New Year’s, it seems like a fresh start, much like every day is a clean slate.  A few recaps of 2017 for your reading/visual pleasure. BOOKS During 2017, I read a grand total of 33 books with a total of 12,038 pages. …

Flu, frogs, snow, & warm weather. Crazy February recap!

Another month has passed!  This month I had the flu, which took me out of commission for over a week.  Four days of laying around, unable to do anything.  Then an additional week and a half trying to fully recover my strength and appetite.  I cannot tell you how happy I am that is over.  When…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Inner & Outer

Here is my response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge “Inner & Outer” Inside our warm cabin “Inner” Outside, winter’s cold & beauty “Outer” Combining the two, an inner view of the outer world.  

Amy’s monthly recap & 2017 blogging schedule

And January is gone, just like that!  My goal for January, come up with a blogging schedule for 2017.  Mission accomplished, after some debating and researching. For the remaining 11 months of this year, I intend to blog twice weekly.  Notice the word intend.  This means some weeks I’ll blog twice, some once and some…

WPC – Magic

For those of us heading into winter, this may not seem so magical.  However, last year while hiking after a heavy snow, the forest had transformed into a magical place.  All of the branches were heavy with snow & bent in toward the trail.  Despite the cold, I could not help but stop & take…

The Changing Seasons – February

This monthly challenge has really inspired me to get out and take more photographs.  With an abundance of subject matter to photograph and a challenge to motivate me, my Nikon has been venturing out more.  In the past, I would often leave my camera behind, but now I find myself reaching for it.  “I have…