From the time she could speak, my daughter wanted a dog. I was absolutely, positively, dead set against the idea. My husband, a 20-year cat owner, backed me up 1,000 percent. We were not, under any circumstances, getting a dog.
Lazy Days Arts and Crafts Festival
I’m not a festival person. While I love all of the components of a festival – arts, crafts, live music, and good food – there’s something about putting them all together that’s usually a turn-off for me. Maybe it's the parking, the heat, the milling around – I don’t know. Festivals almost always sound better than they actually are. However, the Town of Cary’s Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival was an exception.
National Harbor, Maryland
Scenes in National Harbor, Maryland While the east coast of the U.S. is known for having beautiful sunrises, anyone who has visited the west coast will say the sunsets here pale in comparison to those in west coast cities like San Diego. This adage was proven wrong during my recent visit to National Harbor, Maryland, … Continue reading National Harbor, Maryland
San Diego, California
La Jolla, California Traveling has always been a priority for our family of three. As someone from a small town who had barely left my home state before going to college, I wanted my daughter to grow up knowing through first-hand experience that the world is vastly bigger than her immediate day-to-day surroundings. Beginning when … Continue reading San Diego, California
What I Learned in My First 6 Months of Blogging
This month, I am celebrating my 6-month anniversary as a book and photography blogger. Sixty posts, 2,012 views, and 880 visitors later, what do I have to show for this milestone? Well, I’ve had fun, explored my creative side, and made lots of connections with other writers, book lovers, bloggers, and photographers. But, most importantly … Continue reading What I Learned in My First 6 Months of Blogging
The Great Outdoors
Photo by Flash Mama Photography I have a confession to make: I’m not really an outdoorsy person. Odd, I know, considering I’m a landscape photographer. But, up until I started taking nature photos in 2019, I was much more comfortable in the cozy, temperature-controlled indoors. I’d take occasional walks with my family and friends, and … Continue reading The Great Outdoors
Spontaneous Sunset View
Sunset on Topsail Island This image was taken on Topsail Island on Mother’s Day weekend. My parents booked a stay there without realizing it meant they would be away on Mother’s Day. Feeling down after a particularly stressful week, I decided at the last minute to make the 6-hour round trip drive to see them … Continue reading Spontaneous Sunset View