An Autumn Day at Planting Fields Arboretum

A few days ago, I spent a quiet weekday morning at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY and I practically had the whole place to myself. Autumn is my preferred time to visit my favorite garden spots because you still get the flowers in bloom with the backdrop of the leaves starting to change….

Au Revoir 2017

2017 was both a good and bad year. When I think of the highlights of 2017, traveling to Nepal is definitely number one on the list, followed by meeting one of my favorite artists, Gavin DeGraw after a concert and finally seeing all five members of Fleetwood Mac together in concert. But, the year also…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

In my travels over the years capturing nature with my camera, I would often get shots of a bee, lady bug or ant on a flower, but a butterfly was something I was never lucky enough to capture. It wasn’t until one day on my many trips to Eisenhower Park that I was finally able…

My 5 Favorite Photos of 2016

With only a few days left in 2016, I wanted to share 5 of my favorite photos I took this year. Thanks to my huge creative block, my resolution of exploring more with my camera in 2016 did not go exactly as planned, I can always try again in 2017! Being at Clark Botanic Garden at the…

An Unexpected Visitor

While capturing some late summer flowers at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, New York a few days ago, a butterfly kept trying to evade my camera lens. Eventually the butterfly decided to not be so camera shy anymore and landed on the zinnia flowers I was photographing so I could get a few shots of it.

Garden serendipity

When I’m photographing dahlias at my favorite dahlia garden, I always encounter a good number of bees that stay still long enough for me to photograph them, but I rarely get a butterfly that stays put long enough for me to set up the shot. Last week when at the garden I came across a butterfly…