T H E C H R I S T M A S T R E E
It’s the one thing that has been a part of every Christmas since I can remember. Even if we are traveling for the holidays, the smell of pine and the beautiful lights brings the Christmas season into our home.
I love the family trip to pick out the tree, choosing the perfect one in our eyes each year. Although, putting the tree in the stand at home is always frustrating!
Other than that moment, our family tree is a treasure. It’s a place for family photos, watching our kids open gifts and a peaceful place to reflect… to be grateful.
Photo taken in Rockaway Township, NJ
Daily Post Weekly Challenge Local
I chose to post local outdoor spots that I like to revisit for walks, kayaking and of course photography.
Photo Friday Theme- black and white
This photo of my daughter was taken watching the sunset on the shore of Lake Champlain in Burlington.
This was a girl’s trip for us where we visited the camp she works at in her summers and then enjoyed our time!
“Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot” AristotleA coastal vista is the place where I feel most at peace and inspired.
“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Wyland
The Daily Post Challenge H2O
Those special moments with your children over the years that you come across can fill you with nostalgia of a simpler time.
This was from sweet little photo shoot I took of my girls in their oversized gap shirts and overalls which made great homemade gifts for the grandparents. Circa 1995
The Daily Post Photo Challenge – Nostalgia
The gorgeous flora on the island of Maui was so saturated with tropical color… I was quite taken with it all.
It’s even lovelier when you do not have to enhance or color correct your photo as it was as colorful in photo as it was in person.
Thank you Photo Friday community, for voting this photo as one of the Noteworthy for the week!
I caught this shot of my nephew on the first day of summer break. He’s naturally very athletic and fearless. I just love his stance as he is leaping off this very tall diving stand.
Daily Post Photo Challenge- Jubilant
Jubilant, adjective: showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant.
A birthday celebration, a job well done, a trip of a lifetime… all times to feel jubilant.
I find more so, are the everyday moments where we share laughter, toast to friendship and family and catch those precious snapshots of joy!
PS: Many of the “selfie” shots were taken by others as I am not so efficient❤️