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Jumping for joy during a gorgeous sunset at the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Maine. Weekly Photo Challenge: Jubilant

April: Macro in the Garden

Some of my kids rented macro lenses for me to try out for this week (early Mother's Day gift). I have always wanted to take a picture like this. Taken in New Jersey where you can find many of these... Continue Reading →

Lake Minnewaska

Relaxing at Lake Minnewaska at Minnewaska State Park Preserve in New York. Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape

Dances with the Daffodils

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing... Continue Reading →

State of Wonder

It's incredible what beauty you can find in objects and scenes that you pass by every day. Sometimes these magical places remain unnoticed. Yet often they reveal themselves when the setting sun's golden rays hit it just right. The above... Continue Reading →

Season of Thanks

I have found that in every season, there are blessings - reasons to be thankful and full of gratitude. This winter has been no different. Even though we have been hit with a bit of sickness, we have helped each... Continue Reading →


Warming up by remembering the sights, sounds, and warm breezes at the Jersey shore during the summer. Weekly photo challenge: vibrant

My Ray of Sunshine

During the various storms of my life in the past 30 years, I have been surrounded by rays of sunshine found in my children. They buoy me up during those times when I can't see past the blizzard of difficulties... Continue Reading →

A Girl and Her Shield

Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle

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