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Friday, September 25, 2015


growing, unfurling their petals late Summer

... and a little spider, trying to get away from my camera
squeezing through the narrow gorge,
to the safety beneath the broad leaves.

 Imagine- tiny corkscrews,,,   PRETTY!
First the bud opening up, then it's almost open, with tendrils curling all around.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

the sky tonight!

It was a tremendously humid day.

We've had record-breaking temperatures here in the NE of PA.

then.... AHHHHHH!

A beautiful sunset, with everchanging patterns and color combinations,
ending with purple accents on bluish-turning grey clouds.

Then the moon, almost full,
peeks out from behind the clouds.
hanging low in the sky.

good night moon!
GOOD NIGHT ALL! Sleep well.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Before you think it, or say it, Stop.

Open up to the peace inside you.

Help lift the clouds, ease the darkness.

Many people I know are facing difficulties lately.
seems like more than before.
dark clouds.
And many others seem to react more often with anger or fear.
more dark clouds.

I've been able to learn to pause,
block out all the noise, 
feel some peace and quiet.
happiness ~ JOY ~ sunshine

I said a prayer that each of us can can feel that same joy.
bright skies.
And share it with those we love, and with those we don't.
more bright skies.

This photo is a recent sunset. the clouds were beautiful... 
how they were lightening & brightening after a dark rainstorm,
letting the sun shine through before it lowered down behind my mountain.

Saturday, June 20, 2015



A friend posted a link about the planet, Venus, in the night sky, 
last evening, June 19, 2015,

So after reading this link:
I went to my window looking west. 
(the same window from which I take many of my MOUNTAIN photos.)

The crescent moon was low, just above the mountain ridge, 

and the bright orb above it - eureka!!


I'm in Plains, PA, next to Wilkes-Barre, looking west across the Susquehanna river, 
towards Dallas Twp, "the Back Mountain"... and all points West.

Sunday, June 14, 2015


The camera draws me in closer... closer... 
from the branches, 
to a berry, up close and personal. 
(the last is a macro photo - very close)
I don't know - What kind of berry is this?

Friday, May 8, 2015

SPRING is here!

FINALLY- Spring has arrived!
 Here are just a few of the beauties all around us.

this next is a closeup of japanese maple leaves, back when they were just opening, infurling themselves in the warm sunshine.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Eagles & hawks in the sky, OH MY!

A few days ago, while we were crossing the Susquehanna River on the CrossValley (Rt 309) , 
I saw a large hawk of some sort flying alongside, but down near the water. As I scrambled to get my camera out, it, rose... flew beside us, then rose up over the car. I remember how we used to watch hawks soaring in the sky as kids with Dad. This is the only shot I got - still a YAY day! :-) 

The next day I saw an eagle in the same area. It was flying high enough to clear the cars, 
but had to climb up quickly, about 4 more feet, to soar over a truck.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

SNOW TREE Reflection

Today the Northeast got lots of snow.
We expected 1-3"
We got 4-6"

Heavy wet snow to shovel, so I took a break and tried out my new camera.
Here's my 1st  photo with "reflection" setting.
(hard to believe the tree's really surrounded by houses, cars...)
A VERY TALL TREE with treeline in the background... and a telephone pole to the right.

Thursday, January 1, 2015


I delight in finding a lovely combination of colors and textures... 

even when strolling in supposed barren winter forests.

            Focusing in on something so real gets me to "stop and smell the roses"                               Sharing it, It's like a 2D sculpture - so many facets seen more with ones heart than one's eyes.