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.
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
theme – nature walk
I always say I need to get out more and explore the great things that surround me. The Morikami museum and Japanese gardens in Delray, Florida was one of them. Kim and I spent a day here taking a photo hike through the beautiful gardens. It was gorgeous and a place I hope to return to for another photo hike. – Diane
theme – spacious
This bridge was being built next to the Hoover Dam. My first thought was who in the world will want to drive over a bridge that far up? My second thought was how do you build a bridge that far up? To me, the answers to these questions didn’t really matter. I wasn’t building it and I would certainly not be driving over it.
I chose this photo for spacious because honestly, there is way too much space between the bridge and the water below. I will admit that even though this bridge scared the heck out of me just looking at it, I’m sure the photos you could get from being on it are spectacular. So, if you are ever near the Hoover Dam and get to drive across this bridge, take a picture for me. I would love to admire the view from the safety of the ground. – Diane
Photo Friday Theme – Nature Walk
theme – the end of summer
The end of summer. A time when everyone begins to move indoors. A time when the beaches become deserted and ice cream is eaten less often.
Wait a minute, this is Florida. The summer never really ends. Stay outside, eat ice cream and enjoy those sandy beaches. - Diane
photo friday theme – frozen
The theme frozen for this time of year, of course makes me think of the beautiful frozen ice cream bars I have seen on pinterest and tumblr. I was going to recreate my own version but decided to go into my first winter files and found this beautiful one from earlier this year. Our back yard was frozen, including our little koi pond. Amazingly all of our fish were alive in the spring!
photo friday theme – from the road
John and I were on the road doing all the Saturday errands - “the depot, the warehouse shop and gas stop, a Jersey diner” all places I won’t name because there may be some sarcasm in my tone as it’s the typical to do places. On the way home, I suggested we stop by the reservoir near our home to see the sunset. I took this photo from the crazy one-lane bridge. There are stories about this bridge in a book which involve mafia and other people you wouldn’t want to meet at night on a one-lane bridge!
For John and I, we enjoy it every time we are there and plan to purchase another kyak to enjoy this beautiful place from the water! - Kim