great egret

The Great Egrets Are Back!

Great Egrets love to fish and roost around Cape Ann from Spring until late fall, and I love to find and photograph them. Today I saw them for the first time this year. It was colorless this afternoon and I noticed two white spots way in the back of a marsh in Manchester. I circled…

Mother Nature Streaks Through the Sky

The imagination is a carnival of thoughts and it is funny how it can connect things. Last night was an amazing display of color as Mother Nature quietly streaked across the sky, using various marker tips and her favorite contrasting colors. Looking South across Magnolia Harbor, Coolidge Point, and Kettle Island. I enjoyed seeing her…

Following the Light

As a photographer or artist, light is as important as it is inspirational. It sets the mood, changes colors, and defines the image. It’s true both in the studio and outdoors. Like many of my art friends, I have become obsessed with light; a silvery glint mid-day, a final wash at sundown. The sun casting…

Dancing Mug

The Dancing Mug

It’s a mid-December morning and rather chilly. I am still in PJs, slippers, and heating up the kettle. I select a mug for my tea. Almost Christmas. I think about my house, so filled with things—all six rooms—plus a basement. Surely I have everything I need on this life journey. What more could I even…

The Beach, the Hawk, and the Sparrow

Today was to be my traditional leftovers sandwich day but once the rain cleared, I skipped the stuffing and headed up the coast for a few super indulgent hours of walking alone in nature with my camera. The excitement was building as I tried to decide exactly where to look. What will I see today?…

Coloring with Nature

Autumn has always been my favorite season. I love the way it warms our landscape with its breathtaking hues—thick canopies of red, orange, and yellow line our paths, while golden light hugs us into the deep blue nights. Like most designers, I have developed an intimate relationship with color. I can recall exact colors by…