Arc de Triomphe

The gateway to Paris’s city center is the historical monument the Arc de Triomphe. Standing strong and tall, this arched monument has honored soldiers who fought for France since the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Commissioned by Napoleon himself in 1806 after his victory at Austerlitz, the monument was completed during the reign of King…

Masterpieces at the Musee d’Orsay

Paris, home of countless museums that hold masterpieces of the ages. The Musee d’Orsay is one of the more notable ones due to the incredible collection of Impressionist art from the masters. Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh just to name a few. The Paris tourism bureau offers an excellent pre-purchase ticket pass that you can get…

Paris from a Different Perspective

Paris is most likely one of the most photographed cities in the world. With the advent of smart devices, everyone can have a camera in their pocket. I had visited Paris about five years ago, and security for photography was much tighter than it is now. Tripods are now allowed in public areas and places…

And So Goes the Old

The past two weeks has been a crazy whirlwind, and not in a good way. For those that have been following me for a while, you know that my home away from home, my serenity and peaceful haven ~ also known at Equilibrium Horse Center has been given an eviction notice. They only gave us…

Honored to Be Accepted

As a budding digital artist, there is a level of uncertainty as to whether or not other people think your work is worthy enough for exhibit. Entering into photo and art contests is not something I regularly do. There are many photographers that do and are quite successful with it. For the past two years,…

A Simple Sunrise

It was a long day for me yesterday when I spent the day at the National Cathedral’s annual Flowermart. It is a great event, but the weather was nothing short of foul. Cold, windy, drizzly and on and off rain throughout the entire day. Inside though, I did get to enjoy some beautiful floral arrangements…

Hey Foxy!

It’s fox season ! Actually all the time is fox season for me, but in particular this is the time of year that all area nature photographers are out on a fox hunt. Really what we’re looking for are darling little fox kits like the ones we get to enjoy at Bombay Hook National Wildlife…

Baby season!

Spring time is such a wonderful time of renewal and rebirth. Best of all is when all the babies start to come out. Mom and dad proud to promenade their little ones, while carefully keeping an eye out for trouble. There are now two Canada goose families that have found the manor’s safe haven. Now…

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…