October Recap

October, a month of warm weather turned cold quickly.  The beginning of the month I was in shorts and now it’s fire time! I do love the fall and the beautiful colors of the forest. A delicious plate of fruit goodness, part of our weekly Sunday brunch! Additional touches for The Shanty, solar lights and…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Security

While we were out and about today, I snapped this photo with my cell phone as we filled up our water jugs at the local spring. This photo represents security to me.  Wide open spaces, very few people or buildings with sky, trees, green grass and a farmer’s field where food is grown. Everyone’s idea…

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…

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…

Changing Seasons – October

October has been a wonderful fall month with mild temperatures.  I love the fall.  As nature prepares to go dormant for the winter, it puts on one last dazzling display of colors.  Click on any image above to view a larger version.

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…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Half-Light

That time of day just before dusk, when light remains but darkness is near. The sunset view from our porch is blocked by many trees.  I love our trees so I can deal with the missed sunsets.  On this particular evening, the colors in the sky caught my eye.  I loved the color effects on…

Weekly Photo Challenge – From Every Angle

The challenge:  “This week, photograph a stationary subject from three different angles.” I have passed this tree many times while hiking our trails.  Each time I stop and admire the plant wrapping itself around this small tree in order to obtain more light.  Nature is awesome!  While playing around with different angles, I noticed the…

Weekly Photo Challenge- Inspiration

This particular photo, taken at Yosemite National Park last summer, encompasses my inspirations all in one photo. I have always been inspired by water (rivers, lakes, streams, oceans, waterfalls), mountains, and remote natural places. Shane and I spent a few hours here.  This spot was devoid of people and we loved every peaceful moment.

Sustainable Sunday – Staying warm in the winter

~ For the biweekly series entitled “Sustainable Sunday”, I will be covering topics concerning our lifestyle in the country.  In January 2015 we moved from the city where we had less than half of an acre to a property in the country with 107 acres.  Our cabin in the woods is less than 800 square…