Tag: beauty

Purple Mountain Majesties

The sloping landscapes of the Shenandoah mountains, come in many different colors. Green, yellow, orange and purple, these majestic mountains sing in beauty. Ray Charles’s rendition of America the Beautiful is the most soulful and heartfelt tribute to these Purple Mountain Majesties. Click on the image above and […]

Delicate Beauty

The Maryland Orchid Society offers a truly spectacular display and wide variety of orchids during the annual Maryland Home and Garden Show. I remembered this special event as being a superb photographic opportunity with many orchids close and personal. Well lit and clean backgrounds, who could resist the […]

Wings of Angels

I now know where angels get their wings from. They get them from beautiful and elegant Tundra Swans. With a wingspan over five feet wide, these swans can throw their hefty 20+ pounds into a hit. Can you imagine being hit by a twenty three pound bird with […]

Orchid Images

There is nothing like freezing cold temperatures and recovering from surgery that makes one sit down and actually work through one’s existing photo portfolio. My friends know that I’ve had memory and storage issues in the past year or so, with 100,000+ images (most likely duplicates or triplicates) […]

Bits and Pieces

Even though I’ve been running around like crazy this week, it doesn’t mean that I don’t have my camera on the ready. Sitting on the dining room table, the “baby” is always ready for action. So a few bits and pieces from the manor’s life this week. First […]

Ready to Ride?

The boys wanted to pop in and say “Hay! How ya doing?” Autumn has been pretty awesome and we’d love for you to come over to the barn so that we could ride a beautiful country lane. We can enjoy the meadows as well as the forests. We’ll […]

Like a Lotus

Rising from the muddy waters grows the stunningly beautiful and pristine Lotus flower. While hidden by their large lily pads, these lotus flowers are a symbol of purity and beauty among the Buddhist and Hindu religions. Egyptian scholars witnessed the Lotus flower recede to the murky waters at […]

Orchid Beauty

IN SPRING Your grasses up north are as blue as jade, Our mulberries here curve green-threaded branches; And at last you think of returning home, Now when my heart is almost broken…. O breeze of the spring, since I dare not know you, Why part the silk curtains […]