First snow of the season in Maryland…

First Snow of the Season in Maryland I’ve been quiet on the blog – have lots to post but have been spending 12-14 hour days finishing up the holiday images.  Yesterday I was determined to go out for a few minutes and just grab some shots around the house.  I…

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Zinnias…. and a personal confession….

red zinnia

At the beginning of Spring 2017, I received a free packet of zinnia seeds with something I purchased.  I can’t even remember what it was.  At any rate, I don’t like clutter so I didn’t want the seed packet sitting around, so I put the seeds in some little expanding…

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Creative and Inexpensive Garden

garden boxes for deck

Garden Deck Decor I love to upcycle or repurpose. I’ve been wanting some containers to grow some lettuce and small carrots near the house.  I noticed when I had my gourmet lettuces growing in the garden, I would forget about them and not use them until they got too big…

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Harvesting Again – Perennial Seeds

seed harvest

Perennial Seed HarvestSo adding to the typical busy season, it’s busy at home as well!  Perennial Seeds!  So much to do for the end of the growing season.  I am just about finished harvesting some flower seeds.  While I am all about perennials, I have some areas  I would like…

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Backyard Chickens and Gardening – Part Two

how to grow mushrooms

Gardening — If you just got here, don’t forget to read part one – backyard chickens – revisited. As I mentioned, I re-purposed wood from an old deck into raised bed gardens for gardening in our chicken run and then decided to purchase chickens.  Gardening and chickens do not go…

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Backyard Chickens and Gardens – Part One

yellow sex link chicken

Backyard Chickens Again Life has a funny way of changing or “circling back”….. When I was growing up, gardening was a normal part of life.  My father had a huge garden sitting in the middle of an acre in the suburbs of Baltimore County.   I remember spending hours picking…

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Snow horses

Catching up on some photos and took a few minutes outside yesterday to photograph our horses in the snow.  I have two canvases in my front hallway of two of our three horses, and have been waiting for a good snow to add the third.  It’s nice to have a…

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Fall Colors – Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

There is so much beauty in this world that I’m always amazed when we overload our photographs or artwork with unnecessary items – all the overlays, props, textures, etc.  While sometimes these things can enhance an image, oftentimes they are overdone because we get carried away.  Have you ever made…

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An unexpected hurdle – horses

champagne horse

In Yesterday’s Post, I wrote about my life changing yet again and discussed the morning routine with the horses.  This is kind of a continuation.  It’s really a great thing that my work situation changed.  I needed to get a hold of the balance of work and life and an unexpected…

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Life Changes Again

Around two years ago, after over 10 years of being a full-time photographer, I announced I was heading back into “corporate America” as an accountant and then later on, a controller. Photography became secondary and part-time.   I left my position, and this past month, I moved photography back to the…

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