Monday, December 26, 2011

I hope you enjoy these shots. If anyone had been awake in the campground watching me take them it surely would have made You Tube. It took 45 minutes of running up and down the shore line around the bay to get the following clear shots. I swear the minute he heard the shutter he would dive and reverse direction! They are so pretty to see and listen to. They have been missing from this site for several years. Increased jet ski and boat activity sent them elsewhere. Happy to see they have returned.

Saint Lawrence Seaway Loons

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Enough Snow!

Seriously, enough snow is enough snow. We have had more snow, here in Vermont and NH. We drove to NH last night. Good thing because the other grandpa came over this morning and it took him 4 hours for the 2 hour drive. The mountains were icing and the highway was covered in heavy wet snow. Easter forecast is for much warmer and partly sunny conditions. I sure hope so. We have 144 Easter eggs and a Pinata to deal with, hopefully outside.  The house is small and there will be 13 adults and 9 children here for a hunt. Think I’ll sleep in.

The tulips out front will be happy for the warm up and we will be happy to see the flowers!

            season collage

Happy Easter everyone. Hope it is sunny and warm for you wherever you are.

Monday, April 11, 2011




     I am rushing the season! It rained last night and we woke to the grass greening before our eyes.  The flowers that were not there yesterday when I raked, were sending little green shoots up through warming soil! Tulip leaves are looking like rabbit ears.


                                                                         wild rabbit 2

          This little fella was scoping out the action on a farm last year. He wasn’t too concerned when we crept a little closer to get this shot. (pre-zoom lens!) We have a few lippity- lopping around the yard. I wonder if I will have any violets this year. These little shavers and the chucks shear the tops off the violets, violas and sunflower sprouts. That’s why I have to drive miles to shoot sunflowers!Sarcastic smile

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Good Morning

morning dove


    Good morning, Dove! We wake to subtle coos of this bird every morning. We have a nest, maybe two, in the barn next door. This morning this dove sat in the tree out back watching the lawn for the longest time. Maybe it had heard of the “early bird”.

Monday, April 4, 2011

We are so ready for green leaves and warm weather. This is not the best shot but I'm away at a conference and forgot my hard drive with my really good shots. Oh well, raindrops on webs are always a reminder of nature's gems for me. Peace

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Welcome to my new blog! This post is a test of the new set up. Please be patient as we begin this new space. It will be a work in progress for a little while as I get used to all the setting and design options.

For now a brief introduction of what this blog will be. For some time my husband and I have enjoyed photography. We dabble in it simply for our own pleasure. Now, with the wonder of digital photography we have even more fun. I have been posting some of our photos on my stamp blog for quite a while. Many of you have left wonderful comments and have emailed questions about our cameras and editing software. I hope to be able to answer your questions here.
This first photo on the new blog is the "supermoon" we had hoped to see last week. It was too cloudy to see the moon rise, but once it was up it made for some good shots.
Both of these photos were taken with a Nikon D40X, using a 150 - 500mm telephoto lens.

Simple editing: Crop and auto adjust in Windows Live Photo Gallery.

I have PSE8 but have not had the time to learn how to use it. There is so much to it I find it confusing right now. Maybe this summer I will play with it a bit. For right now what I have works!

I hope you visit often and find pleasure in viewing our new blog. We'd love to hear from you.