Sunday, May 21, 2017

Trillium hike

A few weeks ago, hiked with friends on a steamy Sunday along the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, near Thompson Wildlife Management Area, in search of trillium.  And we found more trillium than I've ever seen! Along with many other wildflowers.  Made it back to the car just as the skies opened up in a crazy downpour.







 The trail - the white blaze signifies the Appalachian Trail - was flanked on both sides by fields of trillium.

Found it this way!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sherwood Gardens

A few weeks ago checked out Sherwood Gardens in Baltimore.  The tulips were 
very much on their way out but the azaleas were very happy.  
Lisa and I relaxed, I took photos and Elena climbed trees.  






Sunday, April 23, 2017

spring flowers

It's been a weird few months weather-wise with temperatures see-sawing warm and cold regardless of the season.  The bluebells came 
a little early this year and a few weeks ago, I hiked the Potomac Heritage Trail while they were in full bloom. 

 Went back the next weekend at the crack of dawn for some of that magical early photographer's light.  Bluebells already on their way out but wild blue phlox and red trillium were out.


 And violets and mayapples too.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Seven

Reminiscing about my trip to the grand canyon and sedona six years ago that I took to mark one year after my breast cancer diagnosis.  Today is seven.  







Tuesday, January 31, 2017

St. Pete escape

Last month, an escape from the cold and from everything to St. Petersburg, Florida.  I visited with my cousin and her son, walked and photographed the beach for sunrise and for sunset, and enjoyed the Dali museum and its Frida Kahlo exhibit.  The escape was much needed, much appreciated, and I already need another one!





Thursday, November 10, 2016

Finding the beauty

A recent stroll around the neighborhood and rock creek park, taking in the fall colors and beauty.