My Favorite Black Cat Photos of Skittle and Fontana

I take a lot of photos of my two black cats, Skittle and Fontana. Fontana has been living with me since 2010 when she and Richie (a crazy male cat who is now deceased) were adopted from a shelter in New Hampshire. Richie met an untimely end when he was killed by a fisher cat…

In the Yard End of December 2017

While the rest of the country is dealing with freezing temperatures (sorry), I was taking photos of my yard and garden in the December sunshine.

Remembering Life in New England

This winter photography recently sold in my Zazzle store as a postcard. It seems fitting as a reminder of how far I’ve come. Since I am no longer living in the northeastern U.S., and back down in the humidity of Florida, this scene makes me a bit sad.  I was born in New England, and…

Where to Find Beautiful and FREE Nature Pictures

Anyone needing to use some beautiful pictures of nature that are free, pay attention. There are many stock photo sites out there where you will find some awesome pictures that are supposedly “free”, but not all of them really are. In fact “royalty free images” will cost you something and you have to buy points…

How To Remove Unwanted Background Clutter From Your Pictures

Can you see a difference in these pictures? There is unwanted clutter in the first one.  The photo at the top has a garden hose in the background, but I have removed the hose using the “clone stamp” and the results is seen in the bottom photo. I just posted about my new, blue iris…

Gardening: Now it’s Moving Fast

As I walk around the yard getting photos of what’s growing, I realize how fast things are changing. The potatoes planted in the fabric pot are now huge. The zucchini and cucumber seedlings (they are in this photo) are now twice the size they were.  Many of the tomatoes now have little yellow flowers. And…

Photography Gives Flowers Eternal Life

Brides love blue hydrangeas and I’ve used many of my photos to decorate stationery I sell, however, most of the images were taken one particular year, when the blues were extraordinary. Photographing flowers is a pastime loved by many. I have a hunch that because most flowers last only a short time, we feel compelled…