Wednesday, January 22, 2014

slowly coming back

winter sunset

So...here it is almost three months since my last post. I had to take a break. I'm slowly starting to
feel like taking photos again. I needed a rest from photography, blogging, and social media. Sometimes you just need to take a break and start fresh. That works for me. I'm excited about the new year and have lots of changes coming my way!
 
xo laney

Thursday, October 24, 2013

last autumn

fire on the water
 
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pinecone love
 
I'm still waiting on fall. These photos were actually taken last year at this time, but I never got around to sharing them. I'll have to be more patient, it's just a little late this year.
 
Hope everyone is having a good one! I'm off to buy jeans...ugh.
 
xo laney

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

botanical beauty

a living wall
 
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camelot cream foxglove

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The last photos from summer. I took these at our local botanical garden. I wanted to see the
new living wall (top photo) and it was amazing!
The flower that really caught my eye was that gorgeous camelot cream foxglove. I mean wow...
I must plant some of my own someday. I hear they attract fairies! ;)
 
xo laney
 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

silence in the woods

the woods

I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods. ~ Georg Trakl

 
I've been spending every day off from work that I have in the woods. It's the one place that I can go to rest my brain. To find peace. And take lots of photos. So good.
 
I'll share some soon.
 
On friday I found out that I'll be taking part in the little craft show again this December! I can't wait!
 
xo laney

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

pretty ladies

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On a recent hike at Tanyard Creek I got to photograph some beautiful butterflies. The first one is a
Albino Female Orange Sulphur and the other a Gray Hairstreak. Both were gorgeous and I was beyond excited to spot them. There is nothing better than starting my day with a walk and my camera. You never know what you will see. This has been a great summer for photography with all the much needed rain we have had. I'm going to miss summer when she goes.
 
xo laney

Thursday, August 15, 2013

a flashing ruby


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the hummingbird
 
The sunlight speaks. And it's voice is a bird: It glitters half-guessed half seen half-heard.
Above the flower bed. Over the lawn ...A flashing dip and it is gone.
And all it lends to the eye is this - A sunbeam giving the air a kiss.
 
~ Harry Kemp
 
xo laney
 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

poppy and the bee

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One early morning in June, I was lucky to get to share a rain soaked poppy patch with the bees. I sat
for hours watching them buzz all around me happily working away. Something about the gentle sound of their buzzing from flower to flower is so calming to me.
 
I hope to someday have my own flower gardens and maybe even a hive or two of bees. I want to make my property pollinator friendly. Lots of flowers and sweets for the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. I will give them what they want and I will get their company in return.
 
Sadly, the sweet little pollinators are in trouble. We can all help by creating more habitats and NOT using any pesticides! Please check out the links below for more info on saving our pollinators.
 
 
 
If you want to watch a beautiful nature documentary about our pollinators check out Wings of Life.
It's STUNNING and narrated by Meryl Streep.

xo laney