Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas Day Sledding

This morning our family postponed the gift opening and went straight to my favorite sledding park.  We had a glorious morning!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Falling Leaves

Leaves falling from this tree caught my eye as I washed lunch dishes.  Look closely -- this is why the season is called fall.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Morning Moon

This week the moon has been following me on my early morning walks.  Honestly, it's so bright I don't need my flashlight.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

October Blooms

I wandered outside this afternoon to bring in the recycle bin.  Blooms in my new front garden caught my eye.

These were worth a trip back to the house for my camera.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Mr. Moon

I headed out the door this morning, intent on my walk.  I had not walked too far before I ran back to the house for my camera. The full moon this morning was stunning, beautiful, gorgeous.

And he followed me on my walk, lighting the way.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

All the Colors

In a serendipitous moment, I walked out to the mailbox just as the sun cast its last rays on my flower garden.  I didn't get to the street -- I saw the flowers and raced back into the house for my camera.

I am embarrassed to confess that I thought this spiky bush was a weed.  I've been bothered by it for weeks.  Ben asked me to be patient.  It was patience or find my gardening gloves.  I didn't choose anything, actually.  I just didn't get around to pulling it up.  Let's say a good word for procrastination.

My camera has been in the shop since last month.  I picked it up yesterday and this flower begged to have her picture taken.

I did not do a very good job with my garden this year.  It's been kind of scraggly.
Tonight I was inspired to do better.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019


Rain fell all night long and much of today.  As a result, my favorite mountain has snow!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

When the Sun Comes Over the Mountain

Yesterday as Ben and I left for a late afternoon walk, I actually said, "When the sun comes over the mountain," I need to get out my camera.

It isn't hard to miss the sun in the mornings.

For a half hour, things get pretty intense in my kitchen.

Intense was not found outside.

All was peaceful and zen-like.

I love mornings.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

New Bird at the Feeder

My husband spied a new bird at the feeder earlier this week.

My camera finally caught him.  Meet Mr. Western Tanager.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

After Some Rain

Ben and I walked around the block this afternoon.  Sometimes after a lot of rain we see mushrooms.

We've had a lot of rain.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Purple Flower

Ben picked up the planters from the greenhouse a little early.  I spied this beautiful blossom this afternoon.

Bright Red Leaves on a Spring Day

Apparently there is a reason the red maple tree has its name.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Red Maple Leaves

The sun made an appearance after a sudden burst of rain this afternoon.  Glistening raindrops filled the entire tree.  This is a case of what my eyes were seeing was spectacular, but the camera couldn't catch it.  

Sometimes, I have to step back and look at what my camera is seeing, which was bright, new foliage on our red maple tree.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Top of the World

This is a tiny house finch perched on top of a 30-foot pine tree in my yard.  His song was loud and clear, but I had to scour the trees to find him.  After a few verses, he flew off.

Then my camera spied this wasp nest in a neighbor's tree.  I knocked on the door and told him we had a problem.  I offered to begin collecting rocks.  In the end, I gave him a can of wasp spray.

Mr. Finch reappeared, same song, more verses.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

A Lucky Glance Up

I happened to look up from my book and saw the sun setting.  As I pulled the memory stick from the camera, the sun set and these stunning colors disappeared.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Day After

Heavy, wet snow fell yesterday.

Today is beautiful.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Lunar Eclipse

Last night my husband stayed up late to watch the lunar eclipse.  Fortunately, he spied my camera on the kitchen counter.