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Late fall color in Linville, North Carolina.

Reflection of Fall at Ripkin Lake, Tennessee.

Time for a feel-good flower pic. Welcome to my kitchen deck! I took this shot right before the cold snap, a last look at summer.

Sunflowers have to be some of the happiest flowers.  Just seeing them has to make you smile. No matter the size or the variety, I love the way they turn to face the sun as the day progresses. We are in the Fraser Fir capital of the country and there is a Christmas tree vendor not far from me. Every fall, a few months before the trees are cut, the lot is… Read More

Raindrops glistening on new Gerbera Daisy blooms are so bright and fresh. These pretty flowers always make me happy. Have a good week!  

Inspiration & Interpretation Having been inspired by some of the photographers I have been following (TXS Cee, Patti, Tina!), I decided to get back into things a bit more creatively, with my own yard as my palette. I put down my iPhone, popped my macro lens back on my Nikon, and headed into my yard with its never-ending weeds and deer devastation. I had forgotten how much fun it is to look… Read More

Since you allow artificial flowers – I had to post this one. My good friend has an artificial arrangement on a wall, pretty high, near her front door. That didn’t stop mama and papa Junco from building a nest for their latest brood. The first photo is from a week ago, the other from last night. I think they will fledge soon. Hard to focus when I’m on tip-toe holding my phone… Read More

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