Meanwhile, back at the

The girls and I made it down here yesterday, thanks to Daddy,who has to stay up and work for a day or two more. We had a good night, and managed to stay tucked in until 4:30am, when we universally agreed it was time for an early morning walk. It was awesome. The quietness of the woods and shore, the crickets, and the brightness of the stars made it worth being alone with the girls in nature. It goes without saying that we had a flashlight just in case there were four-legged critters**read raccoons**coming out from the woods. ...more

Slowing Down and Seeing God Through My Camera Lens

I take a lot of pictures. I mean, a lot of pictures. Ever since we bought one of those cameras that makes a regular mom look like a semi-capable photographer, I have probably taken somewhere in the thousands. I easily unload 100+ a week from my smart card. Sometimes I worry that I’m guilty of watching life happen through a lens rather than right in front of me. But other times, I know that my kids -- my babies -- are growing up in a blur and I feel that if don’t snap those precious moments, they might just fade away. ...more
I love this.  I feel the same way so often.  I don't want to take pictures with the idea of ...more

In The Midst of Storms

Life's been rough lately. I needed a writer's get-away. Truth is, I just needed to get-away. Escape. Change this rut of sadness I seem to be in. I packed a half of a peanut butter and jam sandwich, a cheese stick and a thermos of something to drink. I grabbed my notebook, pens and camera and off I went....more

The Healing Power of Nature

"Nature Can and Does Provide a Sense of Harmony and Peace." -Dora van Gelder Kunz ...more

Nature Playdate!

This weekend we did as those who have gone before us...We rode some ponies...    ...more

What to Do with Wild Bunnies

Eastern cottontails are a frequent sight as they sprint across lawns in the spring. My mom and dad's grassy yard is hopping with bunnies. One mama bunny loved their yard so much that she decided to have her babies beside the front porch. We discovered the nest on Easter when their 100 pound German shepherd gingerly snagged a screaming baby in her mouth. The rabbit's scream echoed in my head from my past life as a wildlife rehabilitator. I yelled at the dog. She dropped it, and I picked up the pinkish, short-haired screaming neonate....more

Playing Super Dooper Pro

I like taking up close photographs.It makes me feel super dooper pro....more

I Love Salamanders in the Springtime

I Love Salamanders in the Springtime I left a big, old pile of leaves in the yard. They've been there since fall: getting wet in the rain, hidden by snow, and slowly decomposing. The leaves weren't forgotten or neglected out of laziness. (Well, maybe a bit of laziness.) Our wheelbarrow tire went flat, and it would have taken me forever to dump the pile in the woods without one....more

For The Birds...

Ugh….they have returned….After a much needed reprieve of the past 5 months, the buzzards have come back....more
@Gitana1962 It really is a good thing.  After all, didn't TLC sing a very popular song in 1999 ...more

Grief Reflected in Nature

I never really thought about whether or not animals mourn until a few weeks ago when Steve and I were watching a program that has forever touched my heart.Did you know that dolphins grieve? We watched as a dolphin gave birth to her baby and brought it to the surface of the water so it could take its first breath. After a few minutes of her repeatedly nudging it to the surface........more