A Kayaking Trip

As I sit back and take in my surroundings, an overwhelming sense of peace washes over me.  The aliveness of this moment is unmistakable.  I do not want it to end.  The sounds of nature surround me.  It is nearing dusk.  The forest is alive with animals preparing for night. I am floating along ever…

Week 15: Anonymous

Week 15 of the 52-week photography challenge. Inspiration: Anonymous “This week’s inspiration is Anonymous. Interpret this how you wish.” At first I had no idea how to approach this week’s challenge.  After looking up the definition for inspiration, I found it in the third definition. “3 : lacking individuality, distinction, or recognizability” (Credit http://www.merriam-webster.com) On…

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…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Earth

When I think of the earth, blues & greens come to mind.  This beautiful summer day on Lake Superior captures what I envision for our earth.   Crystal clear water, undeveloped land, clean air and a place to relax with few others around.  A forest full of wildlife and humans living in harmony with all…

Weekly Photo Challenge – State of Mind

I doubt this photo needs an explanation as to my state of mind.  What a fantastic day spent on the shore of Lake Superior.  I can almost feel the warmth of the sun and the cool water washing over my bare toes.

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.

Travel Thursday – Artist Point, Washington State

While visiting Washington State last summer, we had the opportunity to visit friends of mine I had not seen in fourteen years.  Within minutes it was like we had never been apart.  We had such a great time we ended up staying an additional day.  So glad we did.  Our friend took the day off…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Motion

The sound of water flowing over rocks in a peaceful forest is one of the most calming sounds nature has to offer.  Anytime we are out for a long hike I listen for the sound of water for our lunch break.  I could literally sit for hours near a flowing creek, waterfall or even a…