The old man fished and the heron looked on.

The old man offered his new friend a snack.
The heron said, “Thank you.” and enjoyed his snack.
Then, the cycle started again.

What’s Next

After Hurricane Sally struck the Gulf Coast of Florida, September, 2020, I visited the coast. I saw a boat with the name ,”What’s Next” that had been thrown on the shore by the hurricane and left among hurricane debris and other heartbreaking discards.

Seeing this, it lead me to the thought of what is next? Just food for thought on many levels and different areas of concerns this year…What’s Next!

Take care and be safe.

You Matter

Yesterday, we drove by a church that welcoming all people with a sign outside saying , “You Matter”. I loved seeing the sign, even though I did not go or plan to go to that church, I appreciated the thought.

With this in mind, I also, saw a unique looking horse on a recent trip. Relating to the “You Matter” thought that the church displayed, I thought about the horse’s unique look and how beautiful she was. Different, Yes…but unique and beautiful just the same. She was a special horse that mattered.

Concluding that we are all beautiful in our own way and unique as well, like this horse is. We all matter. You matter. Enough said.

Thank you for stopping by. Just thoughts along the way.

While RVing for a few months trying to get away from all the virus prone places, we happened upon a Wildlife Refuge that we had never heard of in the State of  Washington. The Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge was named after early pioneer Cyrus Turnbull and it was set aside as a refuge in 1937.

We had no expectations as to what we might see, but were so happy that a mother moose and baby appeared for a shot visit ,as well as a nesting pair of Trumpeter Swans! I was able to capture a quick snapshot before they disappeared.

I give thanks that wildlife conservation is important to some folks,  and that those people have made every effort to allow folks like me the opportunity to enjoy nature. Thank you!

The place was Red Cliff, Montana.  The time was July, 2020. We were camping under the stars when we were fortunate to see the Milky Way!  I tried to capture the beauty and the awe.  What a special treat for my husband and I.  It was a very humbling experience and certainly puts life in perspective.  I certainly give thanks for this moment.

Thank you for stopping by.

The butterflies flitted here and there from flower to flower.  The sun was shinning and the day was cool.  As all this was happening the cardinal stood by silently gazing at the action with little reaction at all.

As I sit here at my computer, the reality of the corona virus settles more deeply in to my life.  A neighbor’s daughter has a confirmed case, so it is hitting our neighborhood and the worst is yet to come I am afraid to say.

So, we will try our best to avoid social contact and stay home as much as possible. The reality is that we all will be exposed eventually.  We will hope for the best outcome and the safety of our families and friends.

On a more upbeat note, this isolation period has given me time to write a blog and share some beautiful places in Florida that I have had the good fortune to visit earlier in the year.  I will share a few spots with you.


This is Blue Cypress Lake.  There are many birds and old Florida beauty there.  I was thrilled to visit and go with “Steve” our local guide for the day.

So Many Egrets

Another place I visited for photography was Joe Overstreet Landing.  We again went out in a small boat to look for wildlife and birds but it was just pretty walking around the landing.


The Snail Kites had migrated to the area, so that was a special treat to see as well.067A6620

Of course closer to home was Merritt  Island which is just down the road from us and usually we can find something to shoot. A few days this winter, we really lucked out and saw an eagle praying ( Probably preening ) and an owl with chick nesting.

Hopefully, there will be more fun shoots in the future.  It is always so fun to get outside and enjoy the views.

Take care everyone, and BE SAFE!

The time was about 8:00 pm in Oceanside , California.  I was using my tripod and wide angle lens on my 70D Canon camera.  The sunset turned into the most amazing blaze of color! I was really enjoying the view and snapping images.

All of a sudden, a girl stepped to the side of my camera view.  Her boyfriend was taking a cell image.  It was totally a flickr shot, quite by accident, but I couldn’t have planned it better if I had tried. Didn’t move my tripod or change settings.  Sometimes things happen for the best.  I kind of like the results of their actions.  Wish I knew who they were so I could give them a print!

Hope you are having a great day! Thank you for the visit.

ps  This image had very little post editing.  The sky was ablaze!  Really! What beauty we live in if we take time to see it!


What brought happiness to you as a child?  I loved art and art lessons.  Today while on an RV trip, we went into a country hardware store.  In the back of the store, a local art teacher was giving a free art lesson using chalk as her media. The class was given for local children that were interested.  I stood by and watched and waited.  I wanted to join the activity so I ask the teacher if I could join and she said, ” Yes.”

Well, usually, I am too busy to do something like this, but I took the time and join in with the fun.  The experience made me feel happy .  There was joy in the creating even though my creation was juvenile as best. So, what did I learn today?  Think about things that make you happy, or used to make you happy, and do them!  Ha Ha..even if the result isn’t to exciting, the “journey” was fun!  So be it!



So, my thought for the day is, you will have a happy Mother’s Day if you have good children.  I wish all the Mom’s out there, Happy Mother’s Day and good children.

I am blessed, thank you!


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