Here are some highlights from last year (Nancy’s 2014 Yearbook!):
Hummingbird on the Joe Pye Weed at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia
Vizsla sleeping on the couch, where he is NOT supposed to be.
Education Center at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond, Virginia
Brown’s Island from the bridge over to the island, in Richmond Virginia. The photo is processed using Topaz labs Impressions.
Vizsla adjusted with Topaz Black and White
Eagle Lake at Acadia National Park in Maine
See me photographing myself at the Biltmore Mansion gardens?
View outside the Trellis Restaurant in Williamsburg, Virginia
9th Street over the James River in Richmond, Virginia
Eagle Lake at Acadia National Park; Used Topaz Labs Impression filters to create a painting
Bolt on a historical hoist on Brown’s Island along the James River in Richmond, Virginia
St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church in Bar Harbor, Maine
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia
Day Before the Second Egg Sack- It’s Huge!
Flowers & a bee at the botanical gardens in Richmond, Virginia
Someone Needs a Tummy Rub
I can never get too many beagle pictures
A rare picture of all three them together!
Bee in Goldenrod; September 2014 at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond, Virginia
Clouds over the Smoky Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. Taken in the late afternoon.
Dragonfly resting on a tomato cage in the backyard
Strawberry with 7-Up bubbles
This was the finalist
Almond toffee, a truffle and blueberry rooibos tea.
Winter at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
My Favorite Posts
Some of my favorite posts from 2014 were:
A Gallery of My Daughter Growing Up – this was for a weekly photo challenge on endurance, of which I think parenthood is the ultimate test.
Books Everyone Should Read – these are not necessarily my favorite books, they were highly influential books for me.
Creativity versus Craft – on mistaking a lack of proficiency for a lack of talent.
What Inspires Me – my thoughts on what encourages me
Words of Encouragement – on change and what normal means in our lives
Working a Day Job – how my day job helps my creativity
In October, I participated in a 31 Day Challenge. I could pick any topic I’d like, but the goal was to blog daily about it for 31 Days. I blogged on Nurturing My Creativity, from a post that I’d written earlier in the summer (here). It was harder than I thought it would be, but I am proud of how it turned out. My landing page is here and my summary, in which I discussed how it went, is here.
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