Photo Friday Theme – Plant Kingdom
I had to go back in my archives as the plant kingdom around me is dormant as winter approaches. This is from our family trip to Key West in May 2013 where we stopped to visit the Hemingway House. Now I have been here many times before and I didn’t come back for the beautiful lush landscape with tropical trees and flowers, no I came back with Megan to visit with the six toe kitties that roam Ernest Hemmingway’s estate. I want to look at all the things that inspired him while Megan makes some new furry friends….
“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”
Photo Friday Theme – Winter’s Reach
“Winter is Coming” one of my favorite sayings from Game of Thrones, and a good reminder to be prepared. The past week a huge snow storm had cause chaos across the midwest with freezing temperatures and lots of snow. We ended up just within the winter’s reach with a light snow followed by sleet. This morning we woke up to our long, steep driveway looking like a huge sheet of ice! After an hour of John laying salt he was able to venture to work.
I stayed home and watched my dog try to skate across the backyard and later in the day ice was crashing down from all the trees around us. It definitely startled Bailey and me!
Winter is just around the corner but has definitely reached out to remind us its on they way!
Photo Friday Theme – Fiery
A great memory from my daughter’s 21st birthday celebration in Key West.
A beautiful sailboat, the fiery sunset and Sunset Key with a little Instagram manipulation.
Photo Friday Theme – In The Wild
John loves to hike and he knows I love photography so we decided to do a photo hike in a new area out by Long Valley called Hacklebery State Park. It was a good hike especially along the Black River where you were climbing over rocks. I didn’t love the uphill climbs as it reminded me how out of shape I am. We stuck to the hike along the water but there were definitely miles and miles of wilderness around. I always try to imagine how the first explorers felt when first exploring different places.
After our hike, we stopped off at the Cider Mill Farms for some homemade goodies and coffee. Lovely family place!
Photo Friday Theme – Swift
It is amazing how quickly Autumn passes by.
The leaves quietly start changing among the green landscape and then in a few weeks the colors are abundant, almost distracting you on your errands. Another week passes and most of the bright oranges and reds have turned brown and rust. After a few storms swiftly coming through, there are more leaves on the ground than the trees. I can begin to see the hills beyond the trees again and can see the sunrise and sunsets from my home.
Swiftly the seasons can pass, we have to enjoy the moments.
Photo Friday Theme – Autumn 2013
I was going down the hill to do my errands and decided to make stops along the way to take some Autumn shots. This is the Rockaway River that runs through Boonton and Denville. I love how still the water is right to the edge of the dam and the colorful leaves caught in the falling water.
Photo Friday Theme – Heavenly
This photo was taken on the last trip down to Florida. I always ponder heaven when I get a view like this.
You can’t help but feel a little closer since you are far away from your little spot in the world.
theme – heavenly
When I think of the word heavenly, I automatically think of sunbeams showing through clouds. I have always felt they are like a little glimpse of something so much bigger.
I took this photo in Topsail, NC. It is the first time I was able to capture sunbeams shooting out of the tops of the clouds instead of the bottoms. I was so mesmerized by the top sunbeams I didn’t realize I had also captured some from the bottom in the same photo.
When I can finally get a grasp on my Elements program and all the wonderful things it can do, I hope to be able to enhance the sunbeams even more. Until then, this is enough of a glimpse of heaven for me. – Diane
photo friday theme – lonesome
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
theme – lonesome
I’m guessing my dog, Sport, was feeling a little lonely and decided to see if any of the neighbors were around. Poor little guy. – Diane