This morning at the lake

Sunrise is the promise of a new day. It can add a bit of optimism into your life, help heal a past wound, or even just give your heart some respite from a recent beating. With my Mom passing yesterday, this sunrise was all of the above for me.

I lit a candle to her and had a little chat as the sky burst into flames to celebrate her life. She was a wonderful woman and (as my Dad also) was a huge inspiration in my nature photography for the past number of years. The natural world when you open your heart to it, is a wonderful reminder that death is just a part of life and should not be feared. But rather, life should be celebrated.

I felt she was there with me in some fashion this morning and so I just wanted to share the view with a few special people that would appreciate it …

Just before sunrise

There is a wonderful moment that occurs just before sunrise each day, when the horizon begins to define and the day seems open to endless possibilities.

As I stood by the lake this morning, lost in such thought, I realized that no matter how singular we may think we are in our moment, there are always others sharing the same hopes for their own new day.

Enjoy your day and may it bring some wonderful moments along the way!


There are moments when we seek to find treasure and there are moments when it seeks to find us. But even when it finds us, we still have to take a moment to notice it or even pick it up.

This little one found me today and I thought I would share. A friendly Blue Jay dropped it my way this morning.

Yesterday on the trail

When the camera opens up a view on things that seem to be completely hidden from the naked eye … that’s when you have to stop and ask yourself are you even really looking in the first place!

In fairness, the drops in these images are so miniscule that they almost didn’t exist. But I am happy that they do exist and that I am able to share them with you to help start your week off in the right vein.


It wasn’t the most spectacular sunset ever but there was something very serene in the warm orange glow as the sun melted behind the clouds, over at Honeymoon Island on Friday night.

I thought I should share in hopes that it adds a little color to the week ahead for you!

A very deer friend

She sleeps in my yard now most nights, visits me several times a day, and the other morning (before I had my camera in hand), she walked her new born fawn across my back yard. I’ve begun a dialog with her and while I stay about ten feet back from her, she happily munches away while I tell her how beautiful she is.

As I head into another week, I wanted to bring a little innocent beauty into yours. Meet Mrs. Brisby, a very deer friend … and have a wonderful week!

Late night pic

Found myself in the company of some fun people on Friday night and when we can across some abandoned sand castles at Siesta Key, I asked them to imagine themselves as Gargoyles while a light source ran rampant behind them.

Not my normal nature pic I know, but hopefully this will help brighten your week!

All the best and remember … we’ve made it through Monday already!

Beyond a glance

Sometimes we get so busy that we give the beauty around us no more than a passing glance.

I found myself standing amongst roses yesterday, breathing in the most wonderful of smells and allowing myself to get lost in the whole world of beauty around me. What I love most about catching some of this with the camera is when I get back to the PC and get to see the “inner world of beauty” that my naked eyes can’t see.

I just thought I would share with you and wish you a wonderful week. Try to make time to stop and smell the roses.