These past two weeks were hectic and crazy with all the Christmas prep. A near constant drizzle added a dreary dimension. I stayed inside most of the time trying to stay warm and dry, and working like a maniac to get handmade gifts finished and mailed in time for the holidays. I wasn't completely successful, … Continue reading 2013: A year in photos
Photosynthesis Refashioning chlorophyll Changing green to red *Photo venue: Lenior City, TN. I grew up in East Tennessee, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Fall in the mountains is absolutely beautiful. Every possible shade of red, gold, orange, and purple can be seen. It's breathtaking. Here in Florida... pine and palm trees are the … Continue reading Fall foliage
Patches of sky seep in Filtered through sun-hungry leaves Showering bits of brilliance into the gloom Kaleidoscope patterns dance in the shadows Bringing light to the darkness *Photo venue: Short Springs State Natural Area, Tullahoma, TN
I had the rare opportunity to accompany the Mister on a trip this week. While he was doing his official business, I went off on a photo hike at Short Springs State Natural Area in Tullahoma, TN. A bit more ambitious that I realized, I later found out the elevation changes for the particular trails … Continue reading Short Springs: A Tennessee photo hike
If you've been following along, I spent most of last week on the road with my dad and step-mom, driving to Ohio (about 2,200 miles round-trip from Florida) to attend a family funeral. I thought I'd be able to get a few photos on the trip north, but only managed some snaps from the passenger … Continue reading Road trip: iPhone edition
Over 40 hours driving, three days, approximately 2,200 miles, through seven states - from The Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes - makes for a very monotonous road trip. Crazy-funny traveling companions, beautiful scenery and reuniting with distant family, make it worth the effort.