Saturday, December 31, 2011


If you can read this, you are too close.
~(from a Bumper Sticker)

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I'll let this one speak for itself.

Friday, December 30, 2011


"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." ~Hans Christian Anderson

It's been so warm this fall and winter that many of our butterflies stayed around a little longer than usual. I came across this Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) playing in the grass. Several of them have been visiting my garden for quite some time now. They are welcome to stay as long as they like for they give me many moments of real pleasure watching them flit about.

Thursday, December 29, 2011


The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
~Burton Hillis

The stockings are empty, the boxes unwrapped and my son has returned to Annapolis. Another Christmas has passed and all that is left is the memories of a lovely family holiday. But the tree still stands till the New Year arrives and then that too will be packed away till Christmas Future arrives.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Hello to all my blog friends. It's been a while since I've posted anything, but my self-imposed hiatus is over and I'm looking forward to posting new pictures, and catching up with all of you. I hope 2012 brings all good things to each of you.

To start the year off, I've created a new blog called Bayside Picture Perfect Moments where I hope to post the best of my 2012 pictures. One of my new year's promises to myself is to clean out my picture files and keep only those really worthy of archiving.  My new blog address is I hope to see all of you there at some point this year.

The winter sunsets here can be spectacular and make it hard to do them justice in a picture, but I continue to try.