Wordless Wednesday #22 ~ Backyard Birds

Osprey flying overhead looking for his next meal in our pond Eastern Phoebe on our fence Fluffy male Eastern Bluebird on a crepe myrtle tree in our yard Great Blue Heron walking by in our pond Palm Warbler in crepe myrtle tree in our yard Mallard and his reflection in our pond Cute little Yellow-Rumped … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #22 ~ Backyard Birds

Wordless Wednesday #19 ~ Sunset Silhouette

Spanish moss “sizzling on the sun” “Make sure to capture the sun before it’s gone.” Sunset mood Photos taken on Halloween Eve 10/30/22 down by the St Johns River, St. Augustine, Florida.

Wordless Wednesday #18: A morning at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

A “bowl” of Roseate Spoonbills Alligator walking underneath the boardwalk Anhinga taking a morning nap A surprise visitor! Female Belted-kingfisher Tricolored Heron with reflection Ring-tailed Lemur ~ “look into my eyes” Roseate Spoonbill coming in for a landing Alligator swimming in the “swamp” Great Blue Heron with a good view Another shot of the sweet … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #18: A morning at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

Wordless Wednesday #17 ~ What is your favorite color?

My favorite color is sunrise … Photos taken in St. Augustine, Fl October 2022 “May every sunrise bring you hope and every sunset bring you peace.”

A closer look at Castle Otttis ~ Wordless Wednesday #16 (with a few words)

~Castle Otttis, St. Augustine, Florida~ ~A hidden gem~ ~Christian symbolism throughout the castle~ Modeled after a castle in Ireland and inspired by a dream ~Like an Irish Abbey~ ~Tours are available by appointment only~ The owner, Rusty, shares many stories about how the castle came to be and so much more! “…all the grace of … Continue reading A closer look at Castle Otttis ~ Wordless Wednesday #16 (with a few words)

Wordless Wednesday #15 ~ October 12, 2022

“Sky above, sand below, peace within.” ~Unknown Sunset at Porpoise Point, Vilano Beach Photos taken 10/6/22 in St. Augustine, Florida

“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 #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 #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

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!

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

Strawberry Moon over St. Augustine

Glimmering blush in the sky just above the blue waters on a warm night in June Beauty and wonder lighting the night, its the Strawberry moon On June 28, 2018 I witnessed the Strawberry moon from a beach in St. Augustine. What a spectacular sight! The full moon, named the Strawberry moon, perhaps derived the … Continue reading Strawberry Moon over St. Augustine

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!  Before I had children and while they were young, I really enjoyed writing.  To me, writing is a way to share you heart, share your thoughts, and share your ideas.  Writing for me was an outlet.  Something happened to that "writing" person along the way of raising two boys. Life, busyness, … Continue reading The Journey Begins