Stockholm is surely an urban planner's dream. Everything works. Everything looks good. – Janine di Giovanni Exactly one year ago tomorrow I woke up in a charming boutique hotel in an area of Stockholm, Sweden called Solna. The sun was streaming in through the windows and it was a gorgeous day. I was nearly over… Continue reading Metro-politan Surprise
I just returned from a short trip to the Outer Banks, aka OBX...barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. The sunrises and sunsets are incredible. Here's one of my sunrises this week: — Raina K Morton October 16 2014 *Lyrics by James Taylor - "Carolina In My Mind"
…won't you carry it in? In your head, in your mouth, in your soul. Do you ever feel like that? It’s been my experience that people tend to belong in one of two camps; Mountains or Beach. However, I’ve met lovers of both. There are certainly many reasons to love both. It may directly… Continue reading The Ocean Breathes Salty
[Each photo can be enlarged by clicking on it] Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees. — Rumi Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it. — Rumi The moment I first heard love I gave… Continue reading Rumi’s Words…by the Sea
I’m sitting here lakeside today, our last full day here at the “compound”. My husband and much of his immediate family are scattered around enjoying this beautiful summer day. In a couple of cases there are three generations present. Currently two nephews, a niece and her friend are out playing together in the paddle… Continue reading In the Summertime When the Weather is Hot
Jukebox plays… You know those movies and episodes of television shows set in little seaside enclaves, filled with beach rentals, sand sculptures, clam bakes and ice cream stands, right? Places like Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Myrtle Beach and Old Orchard. The idea is such an archetypal part of a classic American summer. I’m sure it’s not… Continue reading Long Hot Days, Cool Sea Haze
Far off views of the rain from summer squalls pouring down onto the Blue Ridge Mtns, simultaneously mists rise up from the around the mtns in Shenandoah National Park forest, at sunset...
A lovely 'Canadian Flag' bench. I want one here in my VA garden... — In the Village of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia 2009
Where Land & Sea...Farming & Fishing...meet Cumberland County, Nova Scotia
A piece of sea glass..just waiting for me to collect it! Pugwash, Nova Scotia
Heather Beach in Nova Scotia...
Upper Economy, Nova Scotia A lovely view from a gorgeous perch...just made travel plans! NS we'll see you in one month!!
A hummingbird drops by for some eats at my parent's house by a lake in Nova Scotia.
It's campfire season...time to toast some marshmallows...this one's a little overdone!
Gorgeous spot to relax! — Looking toward York, Maine from Cape Neddick
Sunset at the pier. - Wachapreague, Eastern Shore, VA
Seagulls in Atlantic City I'm missing the ocean & my dad today...
A hummingbird at the Phoenix Zoo! — Phoenix, AZ Dec 26/13
Cactus close-up! ― Goldfield Ghost Town, Apache Junction, Arizona
The Superstition Mountains, a range of mountains in Arizona, east of Phoenix
Beautiful Windmill on the island of Djurgården...an oft painted scene ~ Stockholm, Sweden
A Snowy Evening on Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden March 2014 — I snapped this photo as we were cutting through a side street on our way to the fabulous "Fem Små Hus" restaurant on the island of Gamla Stan, on a trip to Stockholm, Sweden back in March. It had begun to snow just before… Continue reading ~My Photo Share~ #13
Hummingbird and Bee Balm by the old tricycle — Wallace, Nova Scotia
Sunset at York, Maine
Sea Gulls off Ocracoke Island, OBX, North Carolina, taken from the ferry, a second ferry in the background.
"Swedish Waterfowl Group Hang" • 25 seconds of the swans, geese, ducks and other water birds swimming around their designated area