Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Stop and Smell the Flowers

Maybe I don't get out as much as I should, but I have never seen these flowers before moving to the Azores.  From a distance it's one beautiful flower.  But up close... just amazing.  I couldn't help but whip out the camera.  Taking time to stop and smell the flowers was worth it!   :) 

Friday, October 7, 2011

My Happy Place

On the top of an island in a far-off place is a beautiful clear lake surrounded by green, green forests, colorful hydrangeas, and filled with ducks and lily pads.  The trees, stumps, and forest floor are all coated in moss due to the fact that it is usually "up in the clouds".  This place is so quiet and serene, it is the perfect 'Happy Place' where I can enjoy my family, play with my camera, or just sit and think.  I'm not the only one who thinks so...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Buildings with Character

One of the things I love about the Azores is the style of their homes, buildings, and city streets.  They are old, mature, and uniquely beautiful.  It is refreshing how the people here take pride in their towns and homes.  The structures are repainted yearly, getting ready for the time of the festivals.  Those that have been abandoned are very apparent and photographic in their own right.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Farming in Terciera

The island of Terceira is covered in beautiful rolling farmland, quilted with rock walls, and dotted with rock sheds and farmhouses. I had a wonderful time touring the island this last week with my parents and our trusty cameras!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I Love Mommy

My boys are the cutest...no bias here!  I loved the sweet innocence in his eyes.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Beautiful Terceira

Terceira is a beautiful place, up close and from afar.  I am definitely going to go through withdrawals when we have to leave this beautiful island.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


I LOVE ART in its many, many forms.  I find joy in the small, simple, and quiet moments of life.  I have started this blog to post my works of art, be it painted, chalked, photographed, penciled...well, you get the idea.  I am a mother of five boys and keep very busy, but this is my way of keeping up with my art in whatever form it may take.  I feel that I have had a talent given to me, but I fail to use that talent as I should.  It haunts me every night as I go to sleep and see works of art created in my mind that never come to pass.  I have allowed these moments of joy to pass by me without recording any of them.  This void must be filled!  Thanks for allowing me to share.