This is just a little peek of some of the views in the valley from the last two weeks. It has been a week of major technical difficulties so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to recover much more. I guess that just means I’ll have to go back 😉. Swannanoa Palace, Gerties Country Store & Chiles Peach Orchard.
Sunday afternoon (after a somewhat stressful week) I decided to leave my camera gear at home, turn my phone on airplane mode and just spend a few hours 100% submerged in toddler life. I witnessed, first hand, the excitement in smelling flowers, the thrill of watching a truck speed down a slide and the fun of splashing water in a pool filled with rubber duckies. And I did it all without being distracted by the worries of the world. It was wonderfully refreshing and so much fun!!!!
I’ve been meaning to visit Chiles Peach Orchard in Crozet, VA for nealy a year. But it seems that whenever I have the free time, I forget about it. Yesterday, as luck would have it, I was detoured around some construction… and that detour took me straight to Crozet! Soooo… I decided to take a break and check out Chiles. I wasn’t disappointed.
My son, who will be turning 2 next month, has a bit of a speech delay. He responds well to images, so I am working on putting together photo collections of a variety of images… everything from household items to animals. This weekend, I captured some truly WILD wildlife images.
This little project happened a bit by chance. My photography journey has taken me on many adventures. One adventure was on a search for waterfalls. Crabtree Falls is a lovely local spot that I’ve been fortunate enough to visit several times this year. While sorting through some of my images, I realized that I had taken a photo in ALMOST every season… every season but Spring. So last week, I made my way to Crabtree Falls for the 4th and final piece to this seasonal set.
Along with my passion for photography, I assist entrepreneurs and small business owners with visual communication and implementation.
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While visiting family & friends in Baltimore, I made sure to take time to photograph some of my favorite places.
I wasn’t blessed with the ability to paint, draw or dance with grace. But something special happened when I picked up a camera… I couldn’t put it down. But that alone doesn’t make me a photographer anymore than loving spoons makes me a chef. The moment when I knew photography was “my thing” was in a moment of total failure, a moment when I realized that I had no idea what I was doing. Normally that would have made me doubt myself and maybe even give up altogether… but that isn’t what happened. It was in that moment, when I was motivated to learn more and work harder that I knew my journey had begun. And now I am here…
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