I can't believe it's been six months since I last posted.  Without realizing it, I had become tired of everything I was involved in, including photography and this blog.  So one day after the other passed and then it became easy to just ignore the blogging world for me and in general.  I am sorry I haven't kept up with my friends but hopefully that will change in the near future.

The Spring and Summer have been busy with a week of family time at the beach during Easter, then a Disney Cruise with my daughter's family in June and a week of family vacation at the beach in July.  We were happy to keep the 'little boys' a week in May and then our eight year old grandson spent a week with us in July.   Sweet Fisherman and I have enjoyed lots of three and four day visits to the mountains.  He was out of the country a couple of times leaving me the wonderful opportunity of spending the month of June at the beach.   I think the salt air and long walks on the beach helped clear my head and renewed my energy to attack all the endeavors I enjoy so much.

After dinner ice cream at St. Simons Island, Ga

We loved having this sweet kid for a week and it made him so happy that Papa gave him another set of lessons on fly fishing.

We loved having this sweet kid for a week and it made him so happy that Papa gave him another set of lessons on fly fishing.

Fly fishing is the man's happy place.  So glad the water was up enough in the creek that he was able to fish to his heart's content...

It's been a very restful and fun summer.  I've read several books I'll share with you later and knitted a few pieces as well as played in the flowers.  I have mainly been using my phone camera but looking forward to getting my 'big girl camera' out and returning to the photography I love.

This is a recap of my summer....can't wait to catch up with you and see what you've been up to...

Don't miss my post later in the week as it's a special one on a very inspiring woman I met recently...

Hugs and blessings,


Spring Days at the Beach

"One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few."   Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments"  Anne Morrow Lindberg

"Perhaps this is the most important thing for me to take back from beach living: simple the memory of each cycle of the tide is valid; each cycle of the wave is valid; each cycle of a relationship is valid."  Anne Marrow Lindberg

"It is only in solitude that I ever find my own core"  Anne Morrow Lindberg

Hugs and blessings,


Refreshing Mountain Stream...

   "The Mountain is calling and I must go"...John Muir

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”

― John Muir

“No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied – it speaks in silence to the very core of your being.”

― Ansel Adam

Oh, the peace and calm of walking around in the mountains listening to the leaves crunch under each step and listening to the rush of the water as it cascades down the mountain.  It seems as though I have left any troubles behind and entered a sacred place of peace, calm, and true joy.  It always refreshing and renewing to spend time in the blue ridge mountains.

Thank you so much for dropping by.  I appreciate your visit and your comments....  Hugs and blessings, Nanci

Snow vs Sunshine

We usually have snow several times a year ranging from an inch to six to eight inches.  One of those times was last week and we got six inches.  I like it for a day or two.  Just long enough to cosy up in front of a fire while reading a book and sipping on a hot chocolate.  After that I want it to go away because we usually have some ice and it makes getting around difficult...(For those of us not used to it)....

Last week we got six inches just a day after we left on a planned trip to the beach.  Heading six and a half hours south to St. Simons Island Ga, we were met with 68 degree temps and lots of sunshine.  Perfect for long walks on the beach, exploring the island, and sitting on the porch reading while listening to the waves hit the shore....Pure heaven....

Tankers from all over the world come in to port at Brunswick and pass very close to the St. Simons shore line....I always wonder where they are from and what they are hauling....

Sunsets were magnificent....

All things must come to an end....We returned home yesterday relaxed and ready to start this new year with all it's adventures before us.

Hugs and blessings,