Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day is a sacred holiday in this family.  It's a day we remember those who "gave all"  so that we may enjoy the freedoms we've come to know.  Our traditions started with Boys Scouts and now Dan continues as part of the military firing squad.  The vets begin at Brandywine Battle Field, continue onto Elam UMC and then finally to Siloam UMC.  These are just a few of the images I captured.  

Photography Camp at Longwood

Friends of mine started a kids summer camp this year and asked me to help out as an instructor for a  few days.  All I can say is "Wow, what I great experience for the kids!"  
The material was well thought out and age appropriate.  I was amazed at how much the kids absorbed in only a few days. I was even more amazed at their creativity when told to "go shoot!"  
When they received a dozen or so printed images on the last day, I couldn't believe how many images they took that I had no idea were taken at Longwood Gardens or that I never "saw" before.  Part of what we tried to teach was to "see" the image before taking it.  Kids as young as 8 took some shots that blew me out of the water! They also motivated me to go back into Longwood, both with my Nikon and my cellphone!  Here are the few of the images that the kids inspired me to take! 


Friday, August 12, 2016


...at the beach!

My body clock loves the morning and the rest of me doesn't mind getting up so early when I'm blessed to witness the beauty of simple sunrise!  

Taken on the beach of Wildwood Crest with my iPhone!  

They are laughing at me....

...the deer that is!  

Almost every night the deer come into the yard to eat the apples that have fallen from the trees, or sometimes corn that we leave out, but either way it's a joy to witness the same deer year after year and to watch the new fawns venture out from the woods for the first time.  
A few nights ago I was determined to capture them through the open window of my porch.  My patience paid off when a doe made her appearance.  She meandered around avoiding the camera but when she finally got close enough for me to get a clear shot, I was rewarded with attitude! 

Then a couple of nights later a different doe came to visit and I got a little attitude from her and then she laughed at me!  

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.