Inspired by…sunlit sugar magnolia

One of my all time favorites…

Sugar magnolia, ringing that bluebell, caught up in sunlight, come on out singing I’ll walk you in the sunshine, come on honey, come along with me.

Shes got everything delightful, she’s got everything I need,
A breeze in the pines and the sun and bright moonlight, lazing in the sunshine yes
Indeed.

Everybody loves a bunch of flowers ..here is my bouquet for you!

Wouldn’t you love to have a branch or two of these in your entrance way…
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magnolia, photography, flower, pink, bloom,art
magnolia, photography, flower, pink, bloom,art
magnolia, photography, flower, pink, bloom,art
magnolia, photography, flower, pink, bloom,art
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And thats only from one tree! Imagine a boulevard lined with these…

Only in beautiful Vancouver , B.C. ~ April showers brings an explosion of May Magnolia flowers…

Do you have some flowers to share? Anything goes.. print, paper, paint and even jewelled.

Head on over to Lori Moon’s blog and join in her May Flower Challenge.

The sun is shining here. The birds are singing. I can even here a lawn mower…

Do I dare say spring is here!?

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Inspired by.. the shape,color and texture that nature provides.

One hour..

One kilometer..

One camera….

113 pictures later…

Ready??

Ok…I promise not to post them all.

big island, photography, flora and fauna, hawaii

big island, photography, flora and fauna, hawaii

big island, photography, flora and fauna, hawaiibig island, photography, flora and fauna, hawaiibig island, photography, flora and fauna, hawaii

flora and fauna, Big Island, hawaii, photography

flora and fauna, Big Island, hawaii, photography

flora and fauna, Big Island, hawaii, photography

And one gecko thrown in…

flora and fauna, Big Island, hawaii, photography, gecko

I love my zen time,camera in hand. Time to observe the beautiful show that nature provides. Unbelievable textures, shapes and always color.

Absolutely  madly in love with the Big Island….

Inspired by…bright lights, big city

What a whirlwind couple of weeks….

From deep in the mountains of B.C. to the fast paced streets of NYC. Last Saturday I skied for two hours by myself, not a soul in sight. Peace and quiet.This past Saturday I could barely walk down the streets of NYC without bumping into someone. Exhilarating and loud.

So different, yet so inspiring in their own ways….

Sitting at home now, I need to remember and capture what I drew in from all of my experiences. Lots of color and  texture for sure. Lots of energy. I could wander the streets of NYC forever, but there finally comes a time when I feel the need to do more, see less. I need to get all of my new ideas onto paper and outta my head!

I will leave you with a sprinkling of pictures. Unfortunately, I did not take enough pictures. I was a little too caught up in all the visual eye candy and didn’t want to narrow my vision with eye to camera. I am regretting that now!

NYC, photography, buildings

NYC, photography, cityscape

One of my favorite places within the city was the High Line. A public park built on a historic freight rail line. It is elevated high above the west side of Manhattan with beautiful views of the city and the Hudson. I loved all the natural and man-made areas to rest, relax and escape from it all.The following pictures are all from the High Line. Funny, but what intrigued me most about NYC was the juxtaposition between hardscape and nature.

Ok, I have to admit I was also a little intrigued with the women and their 4 inch heels…on cobblestone.

High Line, NYC, photography

NYC, high line , birdhouses, photography

A home a city bird could only love…

NYC, photography, High Line trail

A garden in the city…

NYC, Photography, Driftwood

NYC, Photography, blossoms

Will leave you with a bit of Fashion Week which we were lucky enough to experience. People watching at its finest. I need to get a little more comfortable shooting people especially considering so many were hoping to be photographed!

Fashion Week, NYC, photography

fashion week, NYC, photography

fashion week, NYC, photography

Lots more pictures and thoughts to come…

Did not take any food shots, but the food…fantastic!

Need time to process it all.

Happy to be back in my blogging world!

Inspired by…a change of scenery

I often forget how important a change of scenery is to liven up any outlook. For us it took an  8 hour jaunt through the mountains to travel from one ski resort ..to another.

Silverstar Mountain ~ A colorful, little ski town nestled in the mountains high up above  Vernon B.C.

A road trip to help renew our love for skiing, appreciate family life and a chance to bask in some glorious weather.

Silverstar Mountain, ski village, Vernon B.C.

Silverstar Mountain, ski village, Vernon B.C.

Bluebird days combined with a gentle breeze and beautiful views are enough to make anyone sing.

Silverstar Mountain, ski village, Vernon B.C. Alpine meadows chairlift

Silverstar mountain, Vernon, B.C.

A 2 hour nordic ski with only the sound of the crisp, dry snow under my skis. Not a soul in sight.

Silverstar Mountain, ski village, Vernon B.C.

Silverstar Mountain, ski village, Vernon B.C.

A little eye candy.

Silverstar Mountain, ski village, Vernon B.C. Nordica ski

Silverstar Mountain, ski village, Vernon B.C. Ice sculptures

Silverstar Mountain, ski village, Vernon B.C. Ice sculptures

Proud moments.Well deserved!
(he had a little cry this morning when I made him go to school instead of up the mountain)

Silverstar Mountain, Freestyle competition, Vernon B.C.

Silverstar Mountain, Freestyle competition, Vernon B.C.

Silverstar Mountain, ski village, Vernon B.C. Ice sculptures

Perfect Days.

Silverstar Mountain, Vernon, B.C.

Silverstar Mountain , Vernon, B.C.

A little fuel to feed the soul.

And now for something entirely different…Off to NYC!!