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A Simple Shutterbug

A Simple Shutterbug
Montgomery County, Maryland,
November 29
I'm a photographer not a writer. Became a photographer when I realized I was better behind the camera than in front of it. This is an experiment to see if the beauty of my words will ever live up to the beauty of my photographs. so far the photographs are winning, but I haven't given up yet.


JUNE 8, 2013 9:43AM

The Beauty of New Life

Hello OS, once again I must apologize for disappearing for so long.  This spring has been cold, reluctant and very uninspiring for me. It feels like all I've been doing is waiting. Apparently I'm not the only one who felt this way. About a month ago a pair of Canadian geese… Read full post »

I know I said I was back and now here it is a month since I posted but honestly there hasn't been much to say or show.  Spring has been slow coming and every time we think winter is done it keeps coming back for one more blast like someone who's… Read full post »

Hello, OS, Long time no see. Yes, yes, I know I was the one who left, but sometime around December it seemed like most everyone I knew was packing up and leaving to.  

I couldn't deal with starting anew on OurSalon but let's face it, it wasn't easy doing anything… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 22, 2012 7:45AM


I am thankful for the wooded paths

for the leaves of red, gold, and brown,


for the geese that fly above in a V

    &n… Read full post »

OCTOBER 20, 2012 8:40AM

Leaves on the Water

Autumn leaves fall softly on the water

 Forming ever changing mosaics

on a dark swirling canvas.









©2012  Simple Shutterbu… Read full post »

OCTOBER 14, 2012 8:19AM

OC - Snap It! Write It! - Autumn Sky



Early morning, autumn sky with the maple leaves showing a hint of red. 


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You can have the pastels of spring and the greens of summer (to quote Paul Simon) but give me the bright, vivid colors of autumn.  In summer, every leaf looks the same, all blending into one large green canopy, in fall every leaf transforms into something unique.  So here is a… Read full post »

Its hard not to walk through the woods at this time of year and not admire the beautiful, jewel like colors that are beginning to appear but I've always tried to look beyond the bright colors to see the shapes, forms and textures found in nature and to me nothing captures… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 7:50AM

7th Challenge - Another Tragic Anniversary

At the park near my home stands a small memorial.


The media dubbed them the "DC Sniper" but it was later known that there were actually two of them.  Although they say the shootings occured in the DC area, in reality, most of them occured in the suburbs of Montgomery… Read full post »


 Sometimes you're just in the right place at the right time.

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AUGUST 31, 2012 1:00PM

Goodbye to Summer

The blue sky breezes seem to say
August is here for just one more day .
So take a moment,
the time is short
September is knocking
at your door.
So enjoy the birds,
enjoy the sky
enjoy the crickets

First of all I want to say thank you to everyone who has participated in this challenge.  I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed seeing what everyone has been up to this summer, especially since I wasn't able to get away myself.

As some of you know, I lost my… Read full post »

I must admit that this theme was difficult for me.  I don't feel very energized these days but if I had to name one thing that I'm always drawn to when I'm feeling low it would have to be water.

It can be as simple as the creek that runs behind… Read full post »

                              Witchhazel in the snow2

                                                    &… Read full post »



 Icy reflection

in still, frozen water

waitng for warmth and life to return

once again.


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JULY 21, 2012 7:51AM

Some Flowers...Just Because

This week has been rather sad for so many reasons, so instead of spreading more doom and gloom, I'll do what I do best. 









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For as long as I've owned a camera I've been pointing it skyward. When Stathi announced this challenge certain images immediately came to mind. 

                                          &nbs… Read full post »

I am a shutterbug, but you know that already. I am also a history buff and and an antique (or depending on how you look at it), junk collector.  My uncle gave me my first 35mm camera when I was in high school, that's when I discovered I loved taking pictures.… Read full post »

In response to all the doom & gloom around OS these days, mine as well as others, I've decided to share a little somthing I make to bring happiness to myself and those around me.  In fact, it might even be better than my photography,  ahem....3 time blue ribbon winner at… Read full post »

JUNE 20, 2012 11:12AM

So Here I Am....Unemployed....Again

First of all, my apologies to my OS friends, I really haven't been here much lately and haven't been very attentive when here. You see, I've been a bit distracted, my job ended last Friday and try as I may, I haven't found anything else yet. 

No, this wasn't a surprise,… Read full post »

MAY 20, 2012 8:44AM

Raspberry and Honeysuckle

Late spring is probably my favorite time of year, when everything is green and alive before the hush and the heat of summer have settled in. Nothing represents this season more than the sight and sweet smell of honeysuckle. 


That scent always brings back memories. It w… Read full post »

Its been almost 2 years since I decided to take the plunge and try blogging. I came to OS because I was already familar with the site. Someone I know and admire posts regularly on here and I thought, "What the heck? What have I got to lose?" As I started… Read full post »

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MARCH 24, 2012 10:01AM

A Walk in the Park, Brookside Gardens in Spring

Although the equinox was earlier this week, the strange non-winter we had in the Northeast has brought spring on quite a bit early. But to celebrate the actual beginning of the season I went to one of my favorite places. 

The minute I got out of my car I could hear… Read full post »

MARCH 10, 2012 1:50PM

Cats Play by Their Own Rules

I have a cat, just one cat and that's plenty for me. For those of you that don't have cats, cats play by their own rules. No matter how much you want them to do or NOT do something, they pretty much do what they want most of the time and… Read full post »

JANUARY 29, 2012 3:53PM

A Decision to Make

Over four years after my grandmother's passing I still haven't finished sorting through her belongings. I know, I know....four years? And I'm still not done? Don't ask.

Today I came across a sealed envelope labeled "Private - Do Not Open" below that was my name and the words "Please destroy, do… Read full post »