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Posts tagged “nature


Saw these red coneflowers growing along a fence line and had to stop and get a photo.

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#7/52 – Curves

Macy and I spent the weekend at Lake Cumberland celebrating the 1 year birthday of baby Hanson!  We stayed at a dear friend’s house, and this is the view off her back deck.  Natural curves 🙂

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Photo taken with iPhone 4s and edited in Instagram.

#37/52 – Duty

Pollen collecting duty!

(photo taken with iPhone 4S)

#16/52 – Nature

It rained here yesterday, and after it stopped, I found the fattest, most beautiful rain drops on my lily leaves.  Love nature!

#11/52 – Colors

Spring has sprung in northern KY, and colors are everywhere.  I couldn’t resist a shot of some yellow forsythia against that amazing blue sky.

#2/52 Outdoors

I spent the weekend at Lake Cumberland, KY where I met some amazing women and made some lifelong friends.  I am truly blessed to have been a part of this fabulous weekend.

This was the view off the back deck of the home we visited, just as the sun was going down.  Photo is SOOC also.

You Buzzed?

One from the archives today.  Found this wasp hanging out on some Queen Anne’s Lace.  SOOC.

All this cold weather has me already longing for sunshine and flowers.  And buzzy things.  Enjoy!

White Dove

When I was on the photo shoot with the Hightower’s a few weeks ago, we came across this white dove.  I upped the contrast a little so he would pop since the sky was so dreary.

Family Photos

In preparation for the wedding I’ll be photographing coming up in February, I asked my niece Bridgette and her husband Troy to let me practice taking “people” shots of them.  Thankfully they were very supportive and more than willing to pose for some shots.  It took us some time to get our schedules coordinated, but we finally did and I had a blast with them!  They brought their pups, Penny and Peyton, along too.

I used the “1960s” effect on this family portrait and I love the warm tones it brought out.

And I absolutely adore this photo of Bridgette and Penny…so much love.  🙂

Thank you so much Bridgette & Troy for allowing me photography you and the pups.  And thanks for dinner 🙂

Graceful Transition

I love how the leaves on this tree are gracefully transitioning to their fall colors.  SOOC.

Sunset at the Lake

Here’s another shot from the lake last weekend.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  I could totally get used to seeing this every day.  🙂

Fall at Lake Cumberland

Macy and I went to visit my sister-friend Kim this past weekend, and we got to explore a little more of the beautiful countryside by Lake Cumberland.  After stopping at the fish hatchery, Kim took us down to this little creek where we found some more geodes.  Don’t be surprised to see some photos of them in a later post!  🙂

For now, here’s a photo at the creek.

Fall Flower

SOOC except for a slight crop.

A Girl & Her Guitar

I have been practicing my “people” shots, and Macy was a fabulous model for me tonight. We went to the Florence Nature Park and got some shots of her with her guitar just as the sun was going down.

This winter, I’m going to learn how to post-edit in PSE and LightRoom so I can have grass in ALL of the photo. 🙂 I worked on this one for a while and finally settled on a texture and B&W.

Capturing Beauty

Thanks to my wonderful friend Tammy, I heard about Traci’s blog “Ordinary Inspirations”, and her Monday “Capturing Beauty” post.

I took this photo last fall, but it’s one of my favorites from my Project365.

Thank you Traci for sharing this with us!  I am super excited to link up with Traci for this post (and to find her blog!) so head on over there and check it out for yourself.

New Site!

After much prayer, consideration and encouragement…I now have a website!  Well, it’s still under construction, but it’s mine and I’m so excited!  You can also check out my Facebook page or find me on Twitter.

I’d love for you to visit and of course, as always, comments/suggestions/criticism is welcome and appreciated.  Thank you!

Lost in Thought

I took this photo back in March when the Ohio River was well above flood stage in Cincinnati.  I liked the calmness of the guy against the motion of the water, and how he seemed to be lost in thought.


A few weekends ago, we visited my dear friend Kim and her husband Randy, and they took us to Lake Cumberland in southern KY.  Kim was showing us around some points of interest when she asked us if we’d ever seen geodes.  Of course we were like “what?”  So she took us to one of the boat ramps and we commenced to searching for these amazing rocks.  We found 7 that we brought home and I couldn’t wait to get the hammer out and see what was waiting inside them!  Among them, we found this beauty!  SOOC.

The kind of geodes found here in KY contain quartz crystals.  There are geodes that contain amethyst in other parts of the country.  Amethyst is my birthstone, and I’d really love to have one of THOSE geodes.  In case you find one somewhere.  Just sayin’.  🙂

Mystery Red

I have no idea what kind of flower this was, but they were everywhere on the resort in Riviera Maya.  I love the little fuzzy orbs on the end!  SOOC.

Cancun Lily

While walking on the path to the beach in Cancun, this beautiful lily caught my eye.  I think it’s some sort of spider lily.  SOOC.


Found this blooming coneflower in Mamaw’s flowerbed.  I think it’s amazing how they start out .  SOOC.

Obsessions Continue

Remember my obsession with Queen Anne’s Lace?  And wild chicory?  Sure you do.  Well…the obsessions continue.  And how cool is it that I got two for one?  SOOC.  🙂

Cancun Beach

One of the amazing beach scenes from Cancun.  SOOC.

Sky on Fire

Macy and I were driving around last night and had to stop and capture this amazing sunset.  No editing, no saturation…all God.  🙂