One day’s ramblings

A little over a week ago, Jason and I spent a few days in Chicago. It started as a business trip that I got to tag along on. During Jason’s busy day I reconnected with a high school friend and spent the afternoon at the art museum (more on that later), but then once business was…

Night Lights by the River

  Much of the appeal of walking around a large city in the evening is due to the dramatically lit buildings. (If it weren’t for that, you might as well be walking through a dim canyon under an overcast sky.) Our first evening in Chicago, the promise of a lit city view drew us to…

Chicago Impressions

Last week I was able to tag along on Jason’s business trip to Chicago. Not only did it mean getting to spend more time with him and not having to sleep in our house alone (huzzah!), it also meant a trip to the Art Institute of Chicago on my own while he was busy, and…

Back from the Smokies

For the last three years, we’ve made it a bit of a tradition to visit the Smoky Mountains in either the Spring or early fall and do as many day hikes as we can fit in. Early this year, we planned a September visit to the mountains, not knowing then that I would be six…

Foggy Day

As impractical a love as it is, I do love the mystery of a foggy morning. In honor of the fog I woke up to today (and which I was a bit too lazy to go out and photograph), here are some shots of fog among the foothills of the Appalachians, taken as we drove home…

Sapphire Valley Memories

Although there’s much to  be said for being in the moment, without the intermediary of a camera lens, I’ve found that taking photos (without allowing that to take over) helps me to savor the moment as I revisit it later during the photo editing process. Here, then, are some images of memories from our two…

A rush of waters

Standing at the edge of where a mountain stream becomes a many-tiered waterfall, I am pulled at by conflicting desires. Beauty and wonder draw me in. I want to come close and feel the weight of the waterfall’s glory pounding down on me, sweeping me along in the gladsome downward abandon of leaping cataracts, where the…

August Bounty

This summer’s end profusion of fruit and veggies makes me very happy. The few shots above are from the Cashiers Farmer’s Market where we stopped for lunch on one day during a quick weekend road trip to North Carolina. (More photos–waterfalls! sparkling trails! tiny details!–will be coming soon.)

Inniswood Metro Gardens

Just northeast of Columbus, there is a lovely collection of gardens, groves, clearings, a marsh and a grotto or two known as Inniswood Metro Gardens. Jason and I wandered through this beautiful spot with my parents almost a month ago, though I’m just now getting around to sharing a few glimpses of it.