“Welcome October” ~Wordless Wednesday #14

Sunset sky down by the river, the last night of September ... welcome October! I loved how the sun looked like a sunburst 🌅 . . . And all the little sunbursts glowing along the water from the rays of the sun It was such a beautiful evening after Hurricane Ian had left Florida . … Continue reading “Welcome October” ~Wordless Wednesday #14

Wordless Wednesday #13 ~ September 28, 2022

“You cannot defeat darkness by running from it, nor can you conquer your inner demons by hiding them from the world. In order to defeat the darkness, you must bring it into the light.” ~Seth Adam Smith Beautiful swallowtail butterfly, at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, Palm Coast, Florida, last week. Note: As I post … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #13 ~ September 28, 2022

Wordless Wednesday #12 ~ September 21, 2022

“Enjoy the beauty of a sunset, nature's farewell kiss for the night." ~Sharon Rene This is a just a sampling of the many shots I took during Sunday evening’s sunset, taken by the St Johns River in St Johns County, Florida. Get outside and enjoy the beauty all around!

Wordless Wednesday #11 ~ Let the Sea, Set you Free . . .

"Sometimes the strength within you is not a big fiery flame for all to see; it is just a tiny spark that whispers ever so softly 'You got this, keep going.'" Author Unknown Sometimes we stumble ... Sometimes we feel like giving up ... Sometimes we just need motivation ... But if we see the … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #11 ~ Let the Sea, Set you Free . . .

Wordless Wednesday #10 ~ St. Augustine Sunrise

~Take life one step at a time.~ “A day at the beach begins with a sunrise and ends with a smile.” 😊 Photos taken Labor Day morning in St. Augustine, Florida. To see more photos, visit my new website! ~Kristina

Wordless Wednesday #9 ~ August 31, 2022

“Down by the River 1” taken in June Wordless Wednesday #1 included my follow up photo to this one. I love them both, they each set a different mood. Which do you prefer? Comment below! You can purchase a print of these and other photos in my new Etsy shop! I will be sharing a … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #9 ~ August 31, 2022

Wordless Wednesday #8 ~ August 24, 2022

~Let your dreams set sail … you never know where they might take you.~ Schooner Freedom lined up with the St. Augustine lighthouse Schooner Freedom sailing into the sunset, St. Augustine, Florida Thanks for stopping by, be sure to check out the Schooner Freedom online. Photos taken August 20, 2022 from Vilano Beach. ~Kristina

Wordless Wednesday #7 ~ August 17, 2022

“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.” ~Henry Ward Beecher The best for last … well, at least my favorite:) Photos taken last month at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida. Lilies always seem to capture my 👁 … how about you? Until next time, … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #7 ~ August 17, 2022

Wordless Wednesday #6 ~ August 10, 2022

~Sometimes you just have to pull over and take in the view~ Photo taken somewhere along A1A in Flagler Beach, Florida 😎 Thanks for looking! Enjoy your day! Kristina

Wordless Wednesday #5 ~ August 3, 2022

“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” ~Wassily Kandinsky Rio, a beautiful Blue-fronted Amazon parrot that resides at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm in St. Augustine, Florida. Check out my Instagram page for more photos!

Wordless Wednesday #4 ~ July 27, 2022

American Water Lily “You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.” ~Victor Hugo American Water Lily, Jacksonville, Florida, Photo taken by me July 16, 2022

“The Most Magnificent Creature”

“The most magnificent creature in the entire world, the tiger is.” ~ Jack Hanna The tiger has always been one of my favorite wild animals and I love seeing them when I visit the zoo. Most of the time when I visit the zoo, they are either in a spot that is hard to view … Continue reading “The Most Magnificent Creature”

Wordless Wednesday #2 ~ July 13, 2022

“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day.” – Jhiess Krieg How will you brighten someone’s day today?☀️ (Photos taken by me at St. Augustine Beach, Florida June 26, 2022 ~ HDR setting) Please do not share or print photos without permission. To see more of my photos, check out … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #2 ~ July 13, 2022

Wordless Wednesday #1 ~ July 6, 2022

~Sunday evening blessing~ “The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Photo taken by me in Fruit Cove, Florida down by the St Johns River … one of my fave spots to watch sunsets. Have a wonderful day! ☀️

A Mother’s love is whole …

“A mother’s love is whole no matter how many times divided …” I write this blog post today in honor of my youngest son’s 18th Birthday! It’s hard to believe he’s grown into adulthood, time sure flew by! … In this blog post I will share photos of two baby Great Egret siblings and their … Continue reading A Mother’s love is whole …

Flowers are like friends …

(Rosa hybrida) Tea Rose, miniature rose {Opening Notes: For the past couple of years, I haven’t posted a blog (other than an update on one). My focus shifted more towards dabbling with my photography hobby. I very much consider myself a photo enthusiast but I am wanting to do more. So here I am, typing … Continue reading Flowers are like friends …

My Best Photos of 2019

One of my favorite "hobbies" is photography. I consider myself somewhat of a Photo Enthusiast. I love to take photos and I think I have a good eye for taking photos. I am not a professional, but I wouldn't consider myself a novice either. More recently, I have actually been learning how to use my … Continue reading My Best Photos of 2019

Princess Place Preserve: an “Off the Beaten Path” Place Worth Visiting!

  Princess Place Preserve in the northern part of Flagler County, Florida is rich in history and enjoyed by nature enthusiasts from all over. This beautiful preserve is just a short drive down I-95 from St. Augustine. I highly recommend taking the time to visit if you enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing, bird-watching, camping, or have … Continue reading Princess Place Preserve: an “Off the Beaten Path” Place Worth Visiting!

My Best Photos of 2018

I am a Photography Enthusiast. I like to take photos for fun; I like to take photos to capture the moments; I like to take photos to preserve memories; and I like to take photos for my blog. For me, photography is just a hobby, it is something I truly love doing. Though I am … Continue reading My Best Photos of 2018

St. Augustine Sunrise, a stunning sight!

One of my favorite things about living close to the beach is being able to get up early and witness a beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. There is nothing quite like it ... (well, I would include beautiful sunsets too!) One morning in June, my husband and I decided to get up early and … Continue reading St. Augustine Sunrise, a stunning sight!

Single Vision Animal Sanctuary … a MUST visit in Melrose, Florida

Do you love animals? Do you care for their well-being? If you answered "yes", then I have a place you must visit if you live in Florida or while vacationing in North Florida. I stumbled upon the Facebook page of this sanctuary a year or so after moving to Florida and have been following it … Continue reading Single Vision Animal Sanctuary … a MUST visit in Melrose, Florida

A beautiful park you must visit in Palm Coast, Florida

Washington Oaks Garden State Park is just a little down the road from St. Augustine in Palm Coast ... those of us that live in St. Augustine often call it one of "our" parks because it is so close. If you have never visited, it is a must see!  Located on a barrier island between … Continue reading A beautiful park you must visit in Palm Coast, Florida

Oh, What a Sight! So much to see at the beaches of St. Augustine

Living in Florida is such a blessing to me. Why? Because I love the beach! St. Augustine, if you've never visited, is a quaint little town with beautiful beaches along the northeast coast of Florida. It's not your typical "beach" town, and I think that's what I like!  The beaches here are family friendly and … Continue reading Oh, What a Sight! So much to see at the beaches of St. Augustine

Creating Your Own Photo Canvases

Canvas prints are a fabulous way to decorate the walls of your home, but let’s face it, they can be very pricey. I have splurged on a few occasions and bought already made canvases (professional photographers) and I have also used online coupons (Groupon) to purchase canvases with my photos. I am pleased with both, … Continue reading Creating Your Own Photo Canvases