Category Archives: Vacations

Celebrating the Scot in Me

After a week of holidays spent at home relaxing and reading, what a better way to end my time off than by celebrating my Scottish background at the Scottish Festival and Highland Games in Fergus, Ontario.  During this three-day event, … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap!

Did you know that staycations can be really awesome?  Although it would have been nice if Mikey could have taken this week off with me, being home alone for a whole week has allowed me to spend a huge amount … Continue reading

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Tired, scared, or just plain shy?

My hubby has recently taken a liking to photography, but he is a snap and go type of guy. He sees a scene before him, grabs a couple of shots, and leaves satisfied.  For me the process is quite different. … Continue reading

Posted in Beaches, Birds, Blogging, Composition, Inspiration, Isle of Palms, SC, Motivation/Inspiration, Nature, Photography, Photography Experiments, Vacations, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Fuzzy grass, fuzzy brain

Does you brain ever feel fuzzy when you have been overly busy for a few days?  Mine certainly does tonight, and being in this semi brain-dead state, my mind wanders from one random subject to another, which tonight included remembering … Continue reading

Posted in Abstract, Blogging, Flowers, Trees & Grass, Isle of Palms, SC, Nature, Perspective, Photography, Photography Experiments, Random Photos, Sunshine, Vacations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

My Shadow

Books have always played a very important role in my life.  In fact, some of my earliest happy memories revolve around books, and one in particular that I have incredibly fond memories of is A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert … Continue reading

Posted in Beaches, Blogging, Books, Composition, Happiness, Hobbies, Isle of Palms, SC, Memories, Photography, Reading, Shadows, Vacations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Sea oats in the sunrise

When I first started this blog, I managed to publish a post every day for over a year without missing a single day.  How I managed that, I still don’t know.  Lately, I seem to be only posting a couple … Continue reading

Posted in Beaches, Blogging, Colours, Curves, Lines & Shapes, Composition, Flowers, Trees & Grass, Isle of Palms, SC, Memories, Nature, Oceans, Photography, Reading, Scenery, Silhouettes, Sunsets/Sunrises, Vacations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 48 Comments

Skimming the waves

Exploring my South Carolina photos once again, I realized something else that makes me feel peaceful and relaxed – birds in flight!  While walking the beach, we were always on the lookout for pelicans because I was determined to record … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Blogging, Isle of Palms, SC, Memories, Nature, Oceans, Photography, Relaxation, Vacations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Another sigh of happiness

Three days into my four day long weekend, and I am feeling totally relaxed.  There’s nothing better than a long weekend where you get to do multiple things that you enjoy.  On Thursday night Bryan arrived home from college, and … Continue reading

Posted in Atmosphere, Beaches, Blogging, Celebrations, Easter, Family, Happiness, Isle of Palms, SC, Memories, Photography, Relaxation, Spring, Sunshine, Vacations, Weekend Activities | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Promoting a sense of peace

Work has been crazy busy lately, and I have had a nasty headache for two days, so I thought it would be nice to post a photo tonight that promotes a sense of peace and quiet and restfulness.  Although there … Continue reading

Posted in Beaches, Blogging, Colours, Curves, Lines & Shapes, Contrast, Emotions, Happiness, Holidays, Isle of Palms, SC, Memories, Nature, Photography, Random Photos, Relaxation, Vacations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

What are you looking at?

I don’t know about you, but I love wildlife!  Unfortunately, my everyday life does not afford me many opportunities to see wildlife other than the normal robins, squirrels, and Canada Geese.  So, whenever I am on vacation I always keep … Continue reading

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