Thursday, December 26, 2013

US Botanical Gardens

During our Christmas break we headed to the Botanical Gardens in Washington DC.  They have a nice
 display of poinsettias and some of 
DC buildings created with natural materials. 

 I love the contrast of the greens and reds 
throughout the gardens.

I think Abe's head is an acorn!

 We walked around and looked all the
 different colors of poinsettias. The green houses were full of all sorts of tropical plants.

Bird of Paradise 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you 
had a great Christmas.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Winter Birdies

Downy Woodpecker
We had a little snow storm today.  The snow always brings out all the birds to my feeders. These pictures were taken from inside, so forgive the dirty window glares.  Enjoy!
Red Headed Woodpecker

Cardinal;  I love the red against the snow.

Chickadee and Tufted Titmouse

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Outer Banks, NC

 Today I am bringing you a few more of my favorite lighthouse photos that I took 
on our trip to the Outer Banks, in North Carolina.

 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a very famous light.  It was moved back in 1999, saving it from falling into the ocean.

Ocracoke Lighthouse was our last lighthouse on the Outer Banks.  It wasn't open to the public, so there weren't any good angles to get creative in my picture.
The Ronanoke River Lighthouse was In Edenton,NC.  It had a lovely park/dock area to get great views of the light.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Outer Banks, NC

I thought I would share my favorite lighthouse pictures
 from our trip to the Outer Banks.
We added six more lighthouses 
to our list of visited lights.
I am sharing three of the lights today.
Below is Currituck lighthouse.  
You can read more about this light HERE 
 I added a vignette frame to these two photos. 
 On in the town of Manteo, on Roanoke Island, is the Roanoke Marshes lighthouse.  It is a replica of the light that was located at the at the entrance to Croatan Sound.  The town has a great waterfront area full of shops and eateries.  

Our next stop was at the Bodie Island Lighthouse.  It just opened up for tours this past April.  You can read more about Bodie island HERE
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Stunning Sunsets

We just got back from the Outer Banks in North Carolina. 
 Since it is a barrier island you can see
 some AMAZING sunsets!  
 The refection in the above photo was just fabulous. 
 I couldn't stop snapping pictures.  
 These geese flew over us and I was able to grab a couple good silhouette shots. 
I found a good article on capturing a STUNNING SUNSET
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the skies show His handiwork" 
Psalm 19:1 NIV
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Photographing Rainbows

Sometimes you know of a place where rainbows show up like at Rainbow Falls in Hawaii. But most likely they will be a spur of the moment kind of picture.  Recently while on a cruise, I looked off my balcony and saw this.  I ran to get my camera before it disappeared. 
 I remembered some of the tips from this article I read, "Photographing Rainbows" over at DPS. I like that I was able to capture the end of the rainbow as it fell into the sea.  Then another rainbow appeared faintly above this one.  
As quickly as the rainbow appeared, it disappeared just as fast.  What beautiful moment.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Word Art Wednesday

It is time to get this blog back up and running. This photo was taken on the island of St. Maarten, in the Caribbean.  I love the roughness of the shingles, the shape of the windows and the teal that pops on the doorway.  
 I am using the the scripture from Word Art Wednesday challenge site.  Please go read this weeks devotion on the importance of studying God's word everyday.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!
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