Wonderful Waterfalls

Wonderful Waterfalls

“Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

This past weekend, I had a fantastic time chasing fall color and photographing waterfalls in the mountains of North Carolina.

I spent the weekend learning and photographing with

Charleston On My Mind

Charleston On My Mind

“In reality, you don’t ever change the hurricane. You just learn how to stay out of its path.”
― Jodi Picoult

If you follow my blog, you know that Charleston, SC is a very special place for me.  My first teaching position took me to Charleston, SC.  I had the pleasure of calling Charleston my home for five years.  Although I left Charleston, Charleston never left me.

One of the harshest lessons I learned while living in Charleston was

Back to Botany Bay

Back to Botany Bay

Each time I visit Charleston, South Carolina, I feel compelled to go to Botany Bay.  When my husband and I spent Labor Day weekend in Mt. Pleasant, I made sure we set aside one morning to go to Botany Bay for sunrise.

We have been to Botany Bay for sunrise many times.  In order to get there in time

Parent’s Weekend at USC

Parent’s Weekend at USC

“Your children are not your children.
They are sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you.
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.”    Kahil Gibran

A new school year is always quite a transition for me and those who live with me.  It is challenging to go from two months of unstructured time to so much structured time.  It often takes a month or so

Maine:  Water, Waves, and Whales

Maine: Water, Waves, and Whales

There were so many magical things about my summer trip to Maine.  Among all of the wonders, I was so captivated by the water, waves, and whales that I encountered during my trip.

I am always trying to capture what I

Lighthouses of Summer (Part One)

Lighthouses of Summer (Part One)

This has definitely been a summer of lighthouses for me.  I have had the opportunity to explore lighthouses in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, on Assateague Island, and in Maine during my summer break this year.

My first stop for lighthouses was

Outside of My Comfort Zone

Outside of My Comfort Zone

Photography has completely changed my life in the past nine years.  Things I never would have imagined myself doing, I now do on a fairly regular basis.  I go to places I never would have gone, experience things I never would have