New Year’s Trip to Charleston, SC (Part One)

New Year’s Trip to Charleston, SC (Part One)

My family and I had a trip planned to ring in the New Year.   Our original plans were to going skiing in West Virginia.  The trip was a Christmas present for my son and his girlfriend.  Although we were all set for skiing, mother nature had other plans.  It had been unseasonably warm in our part of the country for weeks leading up to New Year’s Eve.  On Christmas Day, we were contacted by the ski resort letting us know there would be no snow on the dates we were scheduled to be there.  We turned to look for a plan B trip.

Charleston, South Carolina has always been

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

Reflecting Upon 2015 (Part Two)

Reflecting Upon 2015 (Part Two)

Last time, I shared with you my favorite images taken in the winter and spring of 2015.  Today I would like to share my favorites from summer and fall.

My summer folder is always filled with more images than any other folder.  This is not necessarily because it is my favorite season.  The reason my summer folder is so much fuller is

Reflecting Upon 2015 (Part One)

Reflecting Upon 2015 (Part One)

Photography has become such a big part of my life in the past nine years.  When I take time to reflect at the end of each year, it is not uncommon for me to look back on my photography from the year.  I feel that each year I grow as a photographer.  It is interesting to look at my work from each of the nine years to see my progression.

I tend to photograph and classify my photography by

Christmas Town USA

Christmas Town USA

Since I was a teenager, visiting McAdenville during the Christmas season has been at the top of our list.  McAdenville, also known as Christmas Town USA, is a popular destination for all ages during December each year.

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McAdenville was established in 1881.  This is the sixtieth year of the Christmas light display.  The light display begins December first and goes until December 26th.

Visitors arrive in McAdenville in buses, cars, limousines, and motorcycles to view the lights displayed on every house in the town.  This year I even spotted visitors riding in a

A Trip to the Winter Wonderland Craft Fair at the Dairy Barn

A Trip to the Winter Wonderland Craft Fair at the Dairy Barn

A major event has taken over the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year in Fort Mill, SC.  It is an event that grows each year.  This event is the Winter Wonderland Craft Fair at the Dairy Barn.

This event has been taking place for  years at the Dairy Barn. I went to the event for the first time about five years ago.  At that time, I went with my mother and our relatives who were in town for the Thanksgiving holiday.  There were craft vendors inside the dairy barn and set up in tents just outside of the dairy barn.

This Saturday, I discovered that much had changed

Day Trip to Grandfather Mountain

Day Trip to Grandfather Mountain

One of my favorite places to visit for a day trip when I have company is Grandfather Mountain.  Grandfather Mountain is located in Linville, NC.  If you plan to stay overnight, you can choose from places in Linville, Pineola, Boone, and Blowing Rock.  Each of these locations are within a half hour drive to Grandfather Mountain.

I am so fortunate that Grandfather Mountain is a two hour drive from my home.  This makes the trip one that can be made

Reflections of Elk River Falls

Reflections of Elk River Falls

This weekend, I revisited Elk River Falls with my husband and some friends.  The waterfall is impressive and a short walk from the car.   We had finished a day filled with hiking and decided to take the short walk to show our friends this waterfall to conclude our day.

On the way to the waterfall, my eye