Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Spring/Wood

This challenge was perfect for going out in our beautiful forest as spring starts its emergence.  Normally, I look for photos in my archives to go along with the challenges.   For this one, I took the Nikon out on a quest for spring/wood.  Easy to find!

Bent trees, an oasis, spring, space & time travel. March recap!

Hard to believe March has drawn to a close.  The forest is now waking up and literally changing before our eyes on a daily basis.  April will be a fun photography month! My absolute favorite tree on the property.  This is only the lower third.  I love how it bends out and again as it…

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…

Changing Seasons – March

March has been unusually warm at times.  Spring is here! We spent an afternoon on our neighbor’s lake enjoying the warm weather.  Josie went for her first boat ride & played with his dogs + a wolf (all through a fence). During one of our hikes, Josie chased a raccoon up a tree.  He was…

Sustainable Sunday – End of Year 1

It has been almost a year since we moved to our little home in the country.  What a year it has been, full of wonderful changes!  After living through all 4 seasons out here, I realize how in tune we are with nature.  Each season brought with it so many new things to enjoy.  Spring…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Change

Although we are entering fall here in the U.S, I choose this photo from the spring for this week’s photo challenge.  With the “change” in the air it’s nice to reflect on a season past.  This past spring, these little guys (well their parents) were quite noisy as they “called” for mates.  Here are the…

Sustainable Sundays – Trail maintenance

When moving to our new place, with 107 acres, I knew trails would be a top priority for me.  The previous owner had made several hiking, biking and 4 wheeler trails on the property.  My job, find them, mark them and map them, all before spring. Once spring hit and life re-emerged doing all of…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Fresh

When you cannot make a choice of which picture to post, I say go with both.  Which is your favorite? A fern frond unfolding on the forest floor of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. ~ April 2012~ A spring tulip in our backyard.  ~April 2013~

Weekly Photo Challenge “New”

Although it is not yet spring, when I think of new this comes to mind.  I love when spring flowers first emerge signaling life is beginning again.  With our upcoming move to the country, I look forward to sharing many new photos including the emergence of spring. Who can resist cute kittens just starting out…