The beauty of nature. Intimate landscapes, woodland and water scenes, and More.
B. Nature's Beauty
Mother Nature's Variety.
BetterPhoto Contest Finalists, Winner
C. Flower Portrayals, Butterflies
Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands.--Japanese Proverbs
Some of the images in this category are studio shots, but my favorites are those that show their environment. I owe my love of flowers to my grandmother Amelia. She touched a plant and it grew.With a few exceptions, these are lovingly grown in my garden.
CC. . Black and White and Monochrome Floral ...
So many flowers show their design and structure so well in black and white, while others demand their gorgeous colors be shown.
as the old proverb says, , flowers are food for the soul.
D. Waterlilies, Oriental, Asiatic and ...
. I love all of them.
Included are Calla Lilies, native to southern Africa, which are not true lilies.(Zantedeschia)
Many images but not really my most favorite flower, I just love photographing them.
F. . Sunflowers
Never too many images of sunflowers1
G. . New Mexico
Scenes along the Turquoise Trail, the High Road to Taos, and in the vicinity of artistic Santa Fe. It is not difficult to be captivated by this "Enchanted Land".
H . Backroad Scenes of Vermont and Maine
Photos of a back roads trip through Vermont and Maine. A mere sampling of scenes showing the beauty nature has bestowed on these two states.
I.Colorado and Utah
As my camera and I could not do justice to the well-known icons of these states which are widely photographed by the pros, my images are merely fragments.One must be there in person to enjoy the magnificent beauty a nd to contemplate the mysteries of the desert, I think.
J. North Carolina and Tennessee
Intimate Landscapes of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and scenes along the backroads.
K. . Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware ...
There are many beautiful and interesting sights along the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay areas of the eastern shore. Both land and water. Included here are a few images of a tobacco plantation working museum.
Pieces of American history.
The Mail Pouch barns were painted from 1890 to 1992. in advertisement for the West Virginia Mail Pouch chewing tobacco company. My collection include those of Pennsylvania , Ohio and West Vitginia. .
An increasing number have fallen into dilapidation or have been demolished.
M. My Favorites
As my photography is a hobby rather than a profession, my images, other than those of Mona, consist mainly of those that are reminisences of photography trips and of my garden.
MM. Barns and Country Scenes
A collection of barns and country scenes that have inspired me to photograph Included are "Hex" barns of the German settlements
As the main structures of farms, barns evoke a sense of tradition and security, of closeness to the land and community with the people who built them.
N. Of Time Past
A miscellaneous collection of the passage of time. This category also includes abandoned structures.<
O. Covered Bridges
A collection of covered bridges. Most of these images were taken on scenic drives through Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Many are listed in the National Register of Historic Places..
P.. .Civil War Historic Places
Historic places relating to the Civil War. Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, Antitam.
A weekend in Gettysburg led to a visit to the library!
Q... Black and White and Monochrome Images.
A beginning interest in this art form.
Some of these images have been toned.
S. Shenandoah National Park
This fabulous park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. These mountains are noted for their emerald green forests shrouded in a blue fog. I found this unique condition quite captivating to photograph.
T. .Scenes Not Far Away
A few scenes, here and there.
V Winter Scenes and Snow Images
Always nice to have a snow day to beautify the drab late winter environment.
X Country Market, Fruits and Vegetables
A stop at a roadside market and images of fruits and vegetables
No rhyme nor reason here. An unrelated collection of photos that I like for one reason or another.
Frivolous images that bring a smile to my face. ....Maybe yours too/?
Z. Digital Whimsies
Warning! !Not serious photography. As a hobbyist with no professional guidelines to uphold I often "photoshop" my images for fun.