The Quiet Place

The Quiet Place

“The world is quiet here.”
― Lemony Snicket

In May, I was given the perfect gift, the gift of time in a place where I could find peace.

The trip was an absolute perfect combination:  time with

The Present of Being Present

The Present of Being Present

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.”

-Robert Wyland

My best friend of 45 years, Dena, invited me to spend time with her at her beach house located in Carolina Beach, North Carolina.  I looked forward to the trip for so many reasons.  First of all,

Photographing a Less than Magnificent Sky

Photographing a Less than Magnificent Sky

“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.”

-Dorthea Lange

Beautiful skies are such a welcomed sight to a nature photographer.  Magnificent, colorful skies add so much to a landscape image.  Often, the nature photographer will be rewarded with brilliant skies to enhance his/her composition.

Unfortunately, this past weekend in Charleston, there would be no help from

Morning at the Beach

Morning at the Beach

“Carolina beach music,” Dupree said, coming up on the porch. “The holiest sound on earth.”
Pat Conroy, Beach Music

There is not much better way to start the day than by greeting the new day on the beach in the Carolinas.    Recently, while staying at Garden City Beach, my husband and I were sure to make our way out on the beach to see

Beach Reflections

Beach Reflections

Whenever I get the opportunity to be near the water, I am always on the lookout for beautiful reflections.  This past weekend, while visiting Garden City Beach, I was sure to pay attention to reflections on the water.  The best time I have found for finding beautiful reflections on water are the times shortly after the sun rises and shortly before the sun sets.  The quality of the light helps to produce beautiful reflections at those times of day.

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Beautiful Botany Bay

Beautiful Botany Bay

Whenever I visit Charleston, South Carolina, I never miss a chance to go to beautiful Botany Bay.  Botany Bay is a wildlife preserve located on Edisto Island.  It is about an hour’s drive from Charleston, South Carolina.

Edisto Island holds a special place in my heart as it is