Sunday Snap 06.09.19

Waterlogged Blossoms In my neck of the woods, we are in our third day of heavy to moderate rainfall.  I believe this rose bush in my backyard has absorbed nearly all the water she can hold. Thanks for viewing, I hope everyone has a creative & wonderful day. – Mike    

Sunday Snap 06.02.19

Bushy-Tailed-Rail-Runner I caught this guy lounging on the backyard deck just a few moments ago.  I attempted to join him but he wasn’t having it!  He promptly ran off to the security of a nearby tree… Thanks for viewing, I hope everyone has a creative & wonderful day. – Mike    

Sunday Snap 05.26.19

Backyard Visitors… This morning I hosted a trio of visitors in my backyard.  I noticed them as I was pouring my coffee.  I grabbed my camera and snuck out the front door, carefully making my way towards the backyard.  I didn’t want to startle my unexpected visitors. I shot these photos at a distance, the …

Sunday Snap 05.05.19

Rusty Wind Chimes on a Rainy Sunday Morning… A quick shot from my humble abode this rainy morning.  The air is still and the chimes lay dormant waiting on a gentle breeze to stir them into singing once again. Thanks for viewing, I hope everyone has a creative & wonderful day. – Mike  

Sunday Snap 04.28.19

Unexpected Magic During The Morning Commute… As I’ve mentioned before I live in a rural area in the Foothills of northwestern North Carolina.  Each weekday I commute about 35 miles south to a nearby town for work.  The drive takes about 40 minutes and takes me through mostly rural farmland. As commutes go, I consider …

Southport Waterfront

As I mentioned in my last Sunday Snap post, we recently returned from a trip to Southport, NC.  This is a charming seaside town with good photo opportunities.  During this past trip, we walked along the waterfront near the mouth of the Cape Fear River and I took the opportunity to snap a few photos. …

Sunday Snap 04.21.19

Southport Bench Warmer… We recently spent a few days in one of my favorite seaside towns, Southport, NC. Southport is a charming community located in the extreme southeast corner of North Carolina.  The town has a lot of history and has appeared in many television and film productions.  We try to visit every spring.  The …

Sunday Snap 04.14.19

Rainy morning with a bit of rambling… This morning is starting out lazy and peaceful.  I am content as I sit in the room I use as a studio space/study.  Outside the rain is really coming down.  Today’s forecast calls for a significant chance of thunderstorms.  I’m hoping we get at least one good storm …

Sunday Snap 03.31.19

Chaotic Comfort… This is a photo of my wife’s workspace.  She is very creative, thrives in a chaotic environment, and always has multiple projects in various stages of completion.  She enjoys creating acrylic pour paintings and several of her pieces decorate our walls.  She also enjoys making earrings and pendants for necklaces.  When I noticed …

Sunday Snap 03.24.19

An Introvert’s Self-portrait? Roaming the yard with the warm morning sun at my back, I couldn’t resist this quick snap of my shadow on the wall. This image was shot with my iPhone and has been fairly heavily edited with Snapseed.  Nothing serious here, I’m just playing around a bit this morning. Have a great …

Seeking Solitude in Nature

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir There was a break in the weather.  A crack in winter’s grasp, spring has begun to gain a foothold, It was time to get out into nature for an afternoon. Last Sunday afternoon I took a few hours for myself. …

Sunday Snap 03.17.19

The forsythias are blooming… I shot this image in my backyard late yesterday afternoon.  The sun was low in the sky and I liked the light.  It’s just a simple shot taken with my iPhone. Have a great weekend, – Mike

Sunday Snap 03.10.19

Spring, it’s right around the corner… I actually shot this image in the spring of 2016.  But, I thought it would be appropriate to share in today’s post since all signs are pointing to an early spring in my part of the world. Also, I have been too busy…nah, the truth is, I haven’t taken …

Sunday Snap 03.03.19

Too cold for a swim… I took this shot of my 8-year-old son this past December while visiting Sulivan’s Island, SC We were actually staying in Charleston, SC and took a short drive to Mount Pleasant, Sulivan’s Island, and Isle of Palms.  The air temperatures where pleasant for December, but, way to cool to actually …

Sunday Snap 02.24.19

Visiting my favorite coffee shop… One of my more savory guilty pleasures is visiting Talia Espresso on a Saturday afternoon.  It’s a family-owned coffee shop in my hometown, serving a nice variety of coffee drinks and baked treats.  My family and I like to visit on the weekends, it’s a beautiful shop in a historic …