Morning at Mohonk is incomparable and unforgettable! We first discovered this many years ago, when we went to the Mohonk Preserve for the outdoor wedding of the daughter of a dear friend. We outsmarted ourselves by reserving the weekend at Mohonk Mountain House, rather… Continue Reading “Mohonk Morning”
She stood calm, in stark contrast to the rumbling, agitated heavens that served as her backdrop. She seemed to beckon: “Come! Find shelter here with me.” As we rode the bumpy coach from San Juan that would soon drop us off at our intended destination, the… Continue Reading “Cagüenõ”
Photo 101: Day Nine: Warmth & the Quality of Light
“…oft-elusive inspiration is directly in front if me, in a simple vase of unpretentious, freshly-cut tulips, blossoming in the warming rays of the morning sun.”
Bearing witness to the mostly-melted snow cover blanketing the yard, I allow thoughts of Spring to seep through the portal of my mind’s eye.
The high-ceilinged interior still purposefully exposes the original brick and mortar walls, and the entrance, though a welcoming glass-front facade, is guarded by a massive, man-made sliding door.
Equipment designed to travel throughout the plantation, straddling rows of tea plants, to reap the harvest. Charleston Tea Plantation.
Reflections on the history shared by our family at our dining room table.
I expect incredibly vibrant sunrise shots and mirrored reflections of the Seven Seas Lagoon; but some of my more memorable moments come from unexpected sights and sounds encountered along the way.
The drenching storms that caused such havoc through the night, were gone by morning’s first light. A clean and freshly showered landscape has always had a positive effect on my spirits and on this day, I knew I just had to go for a walk up to Brightwood Park, my favorite “Green Acres” reservation.
My photo essay, “Vivid” can be found on page 48.
When first I contemplated which photo to post in response to the Photo Friday prompt, “Patterns“, I immediately thought of the many knitting patterns that I’ve used, in creating beautiful handmade gifts; until I remembered this shot, taken a few weeks ago, of the… Continue Reading “Perspective”
He’d planned it so carefully, counting the years, ticking off the days until his last. After, it was all that he’d expected it would be, as weekends were no longer the times set aside to get personal things done. For four years, he rejoiced… Continue Reading “Back to School”