Thursday, October 23, 2014

brave

Came across this little lovely yesterday.  
It is strong enough not to be touched by this grey, chilly, rainy, windy October sky.
A lesson learned. 
Thank you, my friend, for sharing it with me.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

fallen palette

Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile.
                                        -William Cullen Bryant

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

fallen brights

Sometimes I do believe that the rain just makes the colors pop even more.
xo

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

little house on the pond

This little house floats on the pond I shared with you yesterday.
I think it is so sweet.  Imagine a little family using those stairs!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Mother



My Mother 'finally' let me take a photo of her yesterday.
I love this picture of her. She is such a beautiful woman.
Joyce Charlotte (Lentz) Bigda  
Rutland, Vermont  
October 14, 2014

morning pond

The magic of light dances on this morning pond.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

color path

"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."
                                           ~ Elizabeth Lawrence


Monday, October 13, 2014

color snap

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Bristol, Vermont
xo

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

bee happy

I love bees.
(I was only a little afraid!)
bzzzzz
xo

Friday, October 10, 2014

light

Lots of people I know need light and love and prayers right now.
Let us all send out kind and gentle thoughts to those in need.
thank you
xo

Thursday, October 09, 2014

learning

A father and son learning from each other on the New Haven River 
in Addison County, Vermont.
xo

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

autumn skies

The skies might be grey and rainy today but we have flowers.
I heard talk yesterday of folks still picking bouquets from their gardens!
How wonderful for October 8th.
xo

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

autumn silence

A Great Blue Heron stands motionless and statue-like amongst the Autumn splendor.

Monday, October 06, 2014

color view

I love cows and autumn leaves together!
xo

Sunday, October 05, 2014

dappled gray in his full glory

dappled gray

Despite the rain, Dappled Gray (I made up that name!) was a true gentleman in every sense of the word.  
He allowed many photographs and posed for the lens in a number of locations in his field.
I want to go back and bring him some apples and carrots as a thank you gift 
for his sweet gentle kindness.
Yesterday was World Animal Day.  Every day is animal day to me.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

happy

I'm so  glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
                                                                ~L. M. Montgomery

Friday, October 03, 2014

sitting

Sitting and reflecting upon nature's beauty.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

porch views

The perfect spot to sit and dream and watch the goodness of nature during this Fall season.

Monday, September 29, 2014

wishes

Sweet Wishes
::taken on Saturday, September 27, 2014
at Otter Creek Park 
just before sunset

Sunday, September 28, 2014

it's s a sign of the time

There is nothing quite like that honking sound made by the Canadian geese.
I love the way you can always hear their call before you see them.
Last evening I dropped what I was doing and stood perfectly still looking overhead and awaiting their familiar V-formation.
They fly over so quickly it is often hard to capture them.  
I pointed my lens into the sky and was temporarily blinded by the bright sky!  I pressed the shutter and hoped for the best.
It is always a guess to see what happened.
This time I was rather fortunate.
xo

Saturday, September 27, 2014

fairytale path in the forest

Taken on Thursday, September 25, 2014
on the path behind the Summertime Cabin 
of the Poet Robert Frost.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

after two years of looking.....

I searched for two summers and early autumns and today was the day I was waiting for.
I saw this girl in a meadow lighting on this bunch of wild purple New England asters.
Isn't she beautiful!
How happy I am that I was able to capture her because I must admit I was 
s-h-a-k-i-n-g with delight!
Notice that lime green beetle that was waiting for her, too.
I sent her off with my best wishes and love as she now heads to Mexico.
Safe travels, my sweet.
xo

.:no parking:.

The curious part of me wonders what is behind those closed doors!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

quiet green

The palette is still green here in our town.
I'm glad because it means that the season will be extended even further.
This little knoll is one of my favorite spots.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

monday raindrops

*celebrating the last day of summer*
The Autumnal Equinox 
tonight at 10:29 PM

Sunday, September 21, 2014

at the golden pond

Goldenrod is the flower of the hour right now.
It was just like being "On Golden Pond" while visiting here yesterday!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

a tender good-bye~

All of our local news reports are warning of a hard freeze tonight.
They are telling us that this will be the last of the flowers and gardens for many folks.
It has been such a sweet stretch-of-time for me, this fleeting Summer of ours.
I loved every moment of photographing my beloved flowers.
Now onto the vast beauty of Autumn in Vermont.
I do believe that it is a bit early for a hard freeze on September 18th, though!
Where Have All the Flowers Gone...by the Kingston Trio...keeps playing itself over and over in my mind.
Enjoy every moment of today, my family and friends.
xo


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

new england asters

Late summer asters for pollen collection.
Ripton, Vermont
September 2014
xo

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

viewpoint

Sometimes it is all in the way you look at things.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

forest find

Peace and beauty all found in the forest.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

gentle thoughts today

Sending out many, many gentle thoughts to our world today.
peace + love
xo



Monday, September 08, 2014

those big eyes

We were out yesterday afternoon on a long hike. 
 I was in search of spotting one of my beloved Monarchs.
It was such perfect sighting weather, sunny, warm, and just a touch of a breeze.
 And much to my delight and surprise I saw one!
Wait until you see the wildflower field in which I was knee-deep attempting to capture it on my camera.....
I moved ever-so-gently as I tried to follow my nectar feeding friend. But it was too fast for me to photograph.  There is still plenty of time for another try!
*Just so incredibly happy to have finally seen one.*
Instead this bright crimson dragonfly stopped just long enough for me to snap a picture.
I love those transparent lacy wings, the intense red color, and those big eyes!


Sunday, September 07, 2014

stuck on you

I found this grasshopper with the early morning dew droplets still on its body.
It was holding on to that Queen Ann's Lace stem as tight as can be.
I love how the colors of its body match the colors in the flower garden.
Look at those big black eyes...
I know they were looking right at me!

Saturday, September 06, 2014

magic flowers

early september 2014
at the marble works
middlebury, vermont


Friday, September 05, 2014

straight line

Twenty-two geese all in a straight line showing off for me.
You should have heard their honks (laughter)!
Are they using this time as a stopping spot before they leave for the winter, I wonder.
We have just about completed the first week in September already.
Enjoy every moment.
xo

Thursday, September 04, 2014

september spider

In the early morning hours on Monday I stopped to capture the sunrise in a beautiful valley. 
While warming in the sunshine this little friend showed off her tummy to me! 
I noticed a brown papery sack behind her on a stalk in which she laid her eggs.
All the Mamas seems to be having babies this time of year.  
Yesterday the Turtle and today the Spider.
Yet another thing to love about September!


Wednesday, September 03, 2014

stopping for a photo

I was out and about yesterday when this little friend crossed my path.
A woman walking her dog came by and said that she was a Mama Turtle and was walking across the road to find a place to lay her eggs. We gently nudged her safely to the other side. 
Mama T was very nice to stop for a picture!
I have seen so many creatures lately...I'll share them all with you this week.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

september

Oh September,
How did you get here so fast!
September - the month to watch things turn to honey gold.

Monday, September 01, 2014