Spring in Virginia

I’m experimenting with a product called Canva and thought I’d create this to see how it looks. I’m not sure about the service – the bottom pictures were cut off in Facebook and I was unable to import this into Lightroom to run it through my export settings and downsize the picture. As a result, … Read More

Red Tulip at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Looking Up From the Ground

I become so focused on my photography, that sometimes I forget to look up and just enjoy the moment. The other day, I was intent on photographing this robin while I was at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens: What appealed to me were the rich colors of the feathers on its back, as well as … Read More

Overlooking Lake Sydnor at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond, Virginia

It’s Beautiful Everywhere

One great thing about spring in Virginia is how pretty it is everywhere. I thought I’d show you what I see as I’m driving around! A word of warning though – these are not drop dead gorgeous shots. They can’t be. The locations are bad and on the days I shot these, so was the … Read More

A Late Winter Walk

The world is but a canvas to the imagination. – Henry David Thoreau A few days before the official start of spring, I took a walk at one of my favorite places, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. The shadows were lovely, even though the trees are still bare. The crocus were in bloom – just … Read More

The Joy of Common Work

. . . Do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. – Robert Lewis Stevenson It’s easy for me to get caught up in wanting everything fancy, just like I think everyone else has it. But … Read More

What Is Orange?

So what is orange? Orange is warmth and sunlight, whether on my face or basking in a smile from my daughter. Orange is the glory of flowers, showing off their brilliance for all to see and enjoy. It is delicate sunrises and spectacular sunsets. It is fruits and vegetables, lined up gaily, whether for eating or … Read More

A Walk At Night

After a diligent weekend of doing laundry, cooking and paying bills, I skipped out after supper to take a night walk at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  I wasn’t planning on taking pictures – I really wanted just a walk – but I hadn’t taken any daily pictures.  Oops.  So I took my camera and … Read More

Photo Galleries

Since my pictures tend to be all over, I put together some galleries to show various subjects in a single place.  This is still being worked on, so new galleries will be added in the future!   Night Photography  

Looking up the staircase during Christmas at the Jefferson Hotel.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

This week’s photo challenge was for descent – “a perspective looking down”. One of the most beautiful staircases I’ve ever seen is at the historic Jefferson Hotel, in downtown Richmond, Virginia.  According to their website, the hotel was built in 1895 by the tobacco magnate, Lewis Ginter.  It nearly burned down in 1901 and was … Read More

31 Days Wrap-Up

October was an eventful month, from work having the number one tax return deadline of the year (October 15) to traveling with my daughter to Maine for a long weekend.  In-between all of that, I blogged daily for 31 Days. Back on October 1, I set out my expectations and reasons for doing it: To focus … Read More