Saturday, July 23, 2016

Summer Flowers

Just  a few from the gardens here at the house.

Monday, July 18, 2016


Pop! Pop! Bang! Bang!

The noise.  The lights. The anticipation.  I love it all!
This year's display comes for my local township.  We usually trek all the out to Nottingham where the Herr's company sponsors a fantastic show, but this year we had a puppy to consider so we stayed local.  I have to tell you I was pleasantly surprised at what a nice show Bethel Twp. put on.  After arriving early and listening to some music this is some of what I saw!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


President's Day, a day off from school, and a snowstorm
were the perfect reasons to try to capture some snowflakes. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Sub-frozen fun!

The highs yesterday were in the teens and it was windy. The stubborn Irish in me wanted to give frozen bubbles another try.  Dressed in layers, I went outside to find a location somewhat protected from the wind.  I was semi-successful and even tried again this morning with slushy bubbles (that's what happens when you leave them in the unheated porch) and managed to get a couple of shots of a bubble imploding on itself!

These would only stick on the hot tub cover-

These stuck to a black blanket-

Valentines Day

White Roses
for me this year.  
I'm a lucky girl, but not high maintenance.  Any kind of flowers make me happy.  I just like knowing that's he'd thinking about me!
I just love how simple, yet complicated, and beautiful these are.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

P52-Weeks 1-6

P52 is a project I'm working on in 2016.
A group of ladies who took a composition class with me are joining together to continue to hone our skills.  Each week the group leader gives us a prompt and it's up to us to find a way to incorporate that prompt into our images. 

Week 1-A selfie

Week 2-Intentions
In lieu of a New Year's resolution, I promised myself to make every effort to learn to use my flash off my camera

Week 3-Routine
I'm beginning every day with a  short, inspirational passage 
and I end each day reading whatever happens to peak my interest.

Week 4-My favorite thing
My favorite thing(s) to shoot are flowers, with my macro lens.

Week 5-The four seasons-Part 1
Winter in my backyard

Week 6-Finding the Light

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Who's going to be next to get married?

That was the question posed by my niece, Julie, at the wedding of my nephew Tom, last year in Connecticut.  Was it going to be her sister or brother? One of my boys? One of my brother Tom's kids?  I'm not sure who was the favorite and who was the long shot, but it didn't matter. They all would have been wrong.
In the spring my dad met a really great lady who lives in the same senior living community.  He met her in church, though, not through the social activities at the "Grove."  Since they are both a bit older than 85, neither felt the need to wait to get married.  So on October 10th, surrounded by their children and grandchildren, they did just that.  
The church was beautiful.  The bride was beautiful.  The groom, handsome in his tuxedo.  They wanted it simple, but their happiness made it simply beautiful.

Saint Cornelius Catholic Church

Kay's oldest grandson, Kevin,  gave her away!

My brother, Andrew was my dad's best man and Kay's first daughter-in-law was her matron of honor.

Oh, and the conversation about who's getting married next, is still going on......