May Day in Annapolis

A time-honored tradition in Annapolis since 1965 is the celebration of May Day. Sponsored by the Garden Club of Annapolis, May Day is the day of beautiful flower baskets throughout the historic town. Both residents and business alike join in for the celebration of spring and each year the creative expressions are inspiring. When walking…

The Milky Way in Shenandoah

Night photography is starting to intrigue me and even more, finding the elusive Milky Way along the eastern seaboard of North America. I’ve had two opportunities recently to get away from the bright city lights. First in the lowcountry of South Carolina, and most recently in the Shenandoah Mountains. The first thing that I’ve learned…

Rose River Falls

In search of waterfalls that tumble down from the top of Shenandoah Mountains, I was looking for some that had an easier access than others. Along Skyline Drive there are several trails that head down the mountain along beautiful streams but can pose challenging treks for many. One of the easier waterfalls to reach is…

Island Deer in Beaufort County

There are some darling mascots along the golf course and roadways of Fripp Island, South Carolina. Island Deer are a smaller variety of our common White-tailed deer and are protected in gated communities like Fripp Island. But with that protection also brings challenges. Growing deer populations and distracted drivers have lead to an increase in…

Chasing the Sun

I chased the sun as best as I could. The beach holiday was sultry. The air heavy with humidity, but that wasn’t all the air was filled with. It was filled with mosquitoes. Mosquitoes as big as hummingbirds. They were relentless, they were busy all day long from before sunrise to after sunset. They mobbed…

Hunting Island Lighthouse

The Hunting Island Lighthouse was built in 1875 and is a Segmented cast-iron light house design. One of two which the other is Cape Canaveral light in Florida. With 175 steps inside, you know I had to walk all of them to get to the top and enjoy the view. It was hot, I was…

A Change of Scenery

There’s been a change of scenery for me. Heading to a small island off the coast of South Carolina that I never would have known about. A good friend of mine is having her wedding, and when I heard it was on the beach, there was no way I wasn’t going to go and not…

The Old Bridge

The old bridge, strong for over a hundred years. The tales it could tell. Of the babbling brook that flows beneath or of the footsteps that walked above. This bridge, of man-sized stones tightly bound. Even Mother Nature with her attempts, blizzards, earthquakes, heavy rains. The bridge remains Presidents and dignitaries have enjoyed the cool…