Floral Friday – Beautiful Creature

Monarch Butterflies are probably the most recognizable and studied butterflies on the planet.  I am more into dragonflies but this little guy was so beautiful with his big orange wings laced with black lines. He was flitting and fluttering having its lunch on what appears to be some type of milkweed but considerate enough to…

Cherry Blossom

“Suddenly she was seeing the buds on the cherry trees around her; she could feel the energy packed within them, a bouquet of fireworks whose fuse had already been lit. She could smell them, too, a subtle essence of pink and lollipops, the sweetness deepened by the scent of the slowly warming earth below them.”…

Orchid Show 2019-Singapore

Singapore where the national flower is an orchid was the inspiration for this year’s 17th annual orchid show at the New York Botanical Garden and it sure didn’t disappoint. I love to see the kaleidoscope of thousands of spectacular rare and iconic specimens of orchids on display but because of the crowds I was a…

Silent Sundays #9182

“Minds are like flowers; they open only when the time is right.” – Steven Richards

The Trail

Go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. – Sue Fitzmaurice    

Secret Garden

Untermyer is a beautiful almost secret historic 45 acre garden offering peace and tranquility in the City of Yonkers NY. It is nestled on the Banks of the Hudson River and hidden behind a giant wall. It is a dream for historians, photographers and garden lovers. Untermyer is open to the public and it is…

First Day Of Fall

It’s officially cozy season. Whatever you call fall, it’s here! Can’t wait for hot chocolates, fluffy sweaters and warm fireplaces.

Playing with Fire

Who doesn’t love fire? It’s impossible not to be mesmerized by it. I had no prior knowledge of shooting fire but I love the way these came out. All you need is a dark background, lighter fluid (or rubbing alcohol), a piece of glass (I used an old picture frame glass), paper (I used a…