Friday, February 27, 2015


 I enjoyed watching the light change on the icicles hanging off my house.

 Then the colors of sunset begins to influence them.

The last of the sunset color.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Old Jamestown Depot

I find this building so fascinating!  It hasn't operated as a depot in my life time.  I read that the last train pulled out of this depot on March 2, 1954, several years before I was born.  I have always wished it could be restored.  It looks like it is falling down now :(

 A little closer.

   I was really surprised to see the word agent still on this old door!

Another angle.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Grist Mill at Sgt. Alvin C York State Historic Park

I finally got to shoot this place in snow!  I would have loved to walk around and shoot from below the mill and include the waterfall but the gate was closed and I wasn't sure if it would be ok or not so I just walked in and shot a few from the front.

I have never shot this mill centered but I thought it worked here.  Love the green color of the water in Wolf River as it flows by this mill.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Freezing Rain, Sleet

This is the picture I woke up to this morning.
All the trees were coated with a thin layer of ice.
The church parking lot looks slushy and icy.
It looks pretty on the trees.
 We only lost a few limbs.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Snow Scenes

In the past few days we have had about 12-15 inches of snow here in Somerset, KY.  I finally got to get out and shoot today!  The roads do not get cleared very fast.  Most of the snow came Sunday night and today there is still only 1 lane cleared on some of the secondary roads...... we had to stop multiple times in a driveway or clear area and wait for another car to pass because there wasn't enough road cleared.  The snow on the edge was too deep to drive into.... and I sure didn't want to go into the ditch :)   I was also shocked to find the grocery store closed on Tuesday.... I guess a lot of businesses were closed.  But it is beautiful!! 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Red Wing Blackbirds & A Few Turtles

I love observing and photographing the red wing black birds!

A Female Red Wing Blackbird

 A Male Red Wing Blackbird.

I was really surprised to see so many turtles!  They are usually really skittish and slip into the water if you get anywhere near them.  I was able to get a few shots.  At one time I could count 10 or eleven of them near this little mound of plants in the water.  The temp was in the 80's for the first time this spring so I think they were all trying to get out of the water and into the sun.
 There are only 5 visible in this picture.

This little guy was all by himself.

Spring Time In Michigan

It has finally got warm enough to be back on the bike trail!  Actually it was hot Thursday.... I think it got in the upper 80's.  That was really warm after having temps in the thirties just a few days ago :)  We went with friends on the bike trail and I saw many of these little white wildflowers.  I couldn't wait to go back and shoot them.  I was very surprised that they were almost totally gone in the space of 2 days!  I did find a few small ones to shoot though.

A mother goose sitting on her eggs!  Sure hope I get to see the little goslings when they hatch.

I'll zoom her in a little.
I was far away shooting with a 300mm lens.

I found these little beauties growing in a low swampy area.  They were hard to shoot because you had to get wet to get close to them.

As we were riding along on our tandem bike, my eyes were constantly scanning the area for wildflowers.  Suddenly I spotted what I thought was wild violets.  When I got closer I discovered these beautiful little flowers springing from the forest floor, reaching up over the cover of leaves to bloom in the sun.  They were not what I thought they were but beautiful none the less.

A little closer.
 The little blooms are about the size of a dime.... maybe even smaller.
 The color varies from very pale, almost white to the darker you see above.



Welcome to my blog. I plan on sharing things I see and capture thru my camera.

About Me

I am 45 years old, I have 2 adult sons and one little grandaughter. I am happily married to the love of my life. I have been intrigued with photography for as long as I can remember. I am constantly striving to learn something new and improve my photography. I love doing portraits, macros, and scenic shots. I literally take my camera everywhere I go. I find that the more I learn about photographing my world, the more I learn to "see" the beauty around me.