Thursday, September 10, 2015

End of Summer 2015

from left to right: my hubby and son, younger brother brother, me, old brother ;

Celebrating my brother and his wife buying their first home :)

root Beer
my oldest brother

We camped at George Washington State park in Chepachet,RI.
The two mile hike around Bowdish lake was just enough for us as the heat and humidity were both high that week.

Resting by the lake, it was a wicked hot day
making s'mores :)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Summer 2015 in pics :)

Spent time with my mom for a few weeks during her visit from Georgia :)

Ate a Lot of ice cream!

Observed a beetle do stretches...

and aerobics on a flower ;)
Helped a friend nurse a newborn piglet back to health

Piglet thrived with so much T.L.C

Piglets siblings at one day old.
Photographed Janessa to practice lighting and posing

Janessa is a terrific model!

Went camping in R.I., George Washington State Park

Sunsets on Bowdish Lake were awesome
Took the final photos of a friend's dog, Asha, a few days before she crossed the rainbow bridge <3

Spent time with my kids :)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Disney vacation 2015

We recently vacationed at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We stayed at the Wilderness Lodge, which was pretty nice. We went to the Magic Kingdom the first day. I was really looking forward to seeing the newest additions,but we ended up going to indoor shows and rushing to make the fast pass times and ran out of time that day. Dinner was at the Crystal palace at 4:00 so it cut into the park time a lot.
 We got to visit with Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore. So much fun!

 The second day, we went to the Animal Kingdom. It was a lot of fun, especially the Dinosaur ride! We went on the animal safari and a few other things but I ended up getting really sick (possibly from the food) and we went back to the hotel. I felt better after a few hours, but it was not magical :/
Magic Kingdom train ride

White rhino
Balloon trickery

 The third day, we went to Hollywood studios. It was a rainy day so the theaters were a bit packed. When the rain let up the air felt very warm and sticky. The favorite thing we did here was the Indiana Jones stunt show. We ate lunch at a 50's restaurant and had a really good day altogether!
 Sean and I later went out for Disney's extended hours, and went to the Magic Kingdom. There were hardly any lines at all and the air was much cooler. We saw the electric parade twice that time and were able to watch the entire parade without being rushed.
Magical hours
 Our last day was spent at EPCOT. It was a very hot day and we walked around a Lot! The area was full of lovely Spring flowers, along with it being the annual flower show there the entire park looked beautifully arranged. We saw several shows, including one about Nemo. It was done using large puppets, but it was done so well it was an  emotional show for every one there.
We ate dinner at the rotating garden restaurant. It was unique and a great dinner. Sean and his dad ended up being glad they didn't go back to the hotel as they whined about most of the day ;)
We went back to Sean's favorite part of Disney, the hotel pool! We let him stay in a little longer before heading to the room and packing up to go home the next day.

Wilderness falls

Friday, June 12, 2015

Spring 2015

School's final message!

close up of fence for photo class. needed pic of diagonals

photo for 'Lines"

cool pic of prism in branches

noticed web had 'Diagonals'

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring walkabout

After the long winter we are still defrosting from, I have been taking walks around the neighborhood to capture Spring awakening once again.
 One of my favorite places is Moody Park, a serene place where people love to take leisurely walks, use the bike trails and to walk their dogs.
  I have been taking an online photography course and am learning how to use manual mode almost exclusively. It is frustrating at times, but the pics are getting better as I use it more.
Here are a few I recently took at and near the park in the past few weeks. i hope you enjoy looking at them, and your comments are always welcome :)
A couple walking their dog.

Mount Ascutney,Vt.

Runoff stream from melting snow.

Tree tops at sunset

Future site of Grace River church.
First rounds of Spring!