Friday, June 19, 2015

Six and Sixty

On this very week six years ago, I began a journey. A journey that would take me to many places throughout the Eastern United States. Places I would capture through photographs carefully crafted in composition, and later cropped or lightened or darkened, and usually sharpened.

My journey has taken me to places such as Pictured Rocks and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashores. To Chincoteague, Assateague, Mustatatuck and Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuges. To parks such as Acadia National Park, and the infamous and oftentimes visited, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To the Midwest states of Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan. To the Mid-Atlantic states of Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. To beautiful New England to visit Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine, with a day trip over to the gorgeous island of Nantucket. And least I forget, Tennessee, where I now reside.

Six years and many miles behind me in my rear view mirror. I hope you have enjoyed the journey just as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you. With every image I have tried my best to also craft the story of how that image came to be or share a memory or a thought with only the slightest hope that I might inspire you in some small way. I promise there will be more photos to come as I hope to go for another six years.

Before I leave you today, allow me to share one more tiny piece of news. This week I also celebrated my 60th birthday on June 16th. Oh Boy! I have spent an entire lifetime defying the aging process. The one thing I have come to understand is that all one can really do is smile and soldier on. As I leave you now, I just want to thank all of you for your graciousness over the years and your wonderful heartfelt comments. I cherish each and every one. ENJOY!


  1. Oh no!, you're leaving us!? I've enjoyed your pictures so much. Hope life is good for you whatever you do next.

    1. I'm not leaving. I promise. Just wanted to mark the date. I am so glad you love the photos. Carol

  2. Geweldig om daar op z,on mooi moment te zijn dat is heerlijk genieten.

  3. Happy Birthday! Be like me and stop paying any attention to the number--- just enjoy YOUR day. Loved the shots.

  4. Carol, you youngun! Happy Birthday and many more. I've enjoyed your travels and your photos over the years. I've learned from you.