This morning I got up with a really ancient hymn running through my mind: “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”. My thoughts were stuck on just a few words: “O sacred Head, now wounded, with grief and shame weighed down.” I felt weighed down, and as I researched information about doggie grief, I looked over at [...]
At last a tree hugger! It seems more important (at this moment) to write more about the tree in the Joyce Kilmer Forest than it does to give directions to the park, or talk about the path in, up, and back out. My only admonishment would be: go! We went several years ago and so [...]
The mouth of the Huron River on Lake Erie was one of the first ports of Ohio to be settled. As early as 1749, a French trading post operated from this port, but it did not survive the Revolutionary War. We were there to enjoy it for a day with family and friends. I love [...]
Okay, so this is an Amish buggy and notice how I waited for it to pass by before I took the photo! Honestly, I would not want someone to stand outside my home and snap photos of me. So, I get it. Plus, their beliefs really prevent them from posing for photos. End of that [...]
Amish sheep: The sun was setting and I saw these guys watching me. They stood perfectly still until I said, "Hi guys!" And then off they ran—over the hill. I only had a second to capture both photos.
I knew the author of the guide book Waterfall Hikes of Upstate South Carolina said this was an easy trail but my hope was for a little longer and steeper than what we experienced. The stream that runs beside the trail is beautiful and reminds me more of being close to the Chattooga River than [...]
I love photographing this little Amish school house at sunset. Best friends and like-family members Joy and Denny took me there years ago and every time I visit Mercer County in western PA. I'll be back there soon. It is the one place that reminds me of them the most. Notice the buggy wheel marks [...]
This is one of those summers when all it seems to do is rain. I guess I could get frustrated but I usually don't, especially when a camera is involved and when I believe you can learn from rainy days that you can't learn in sunshine. Last week, a few days after I [...]