Monday, December 31, 2018

Photos from the Trail: December 31, 2018 at 11:51PM


#GoodBye2018 -I leave you in the dust with faded #memories and the setting sun. #TeamCanon in the #Southwest with the #CanonEOS T7i and EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. #HappyNewYear #HappyNewYear2019 via Instagram http://bit.ly/2AofXsI

Photos from the Trail: December 31, 2018 at 04:49PM


“Don’t park your heart in the past” -It’s been a rough year for everyone, don’t let the past twelve months get your head or your heart in the wrong place. Here’s to #NewYearsEve, the last #sunset of 2018 and bringing in the #NewYear with a glow! #TeamCanon explores the #BlueRidgeMountains with the #CanonEOS T7i and EF-S 10-18mm STM lens. . . . #mycanonstory #canonfanphoto #HappyNewYear #happynewyear2019 #grime #rust #abandoned #lostandfound #found #mystery #offthebeatenpath #neverstopexploring #insearchofquirk #digitalphotography #travel #explore #explorers #roadtrip #mondaymotivation via Instagram http://bit.ly/2AmgYle

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Photos from the Trail: December 30, 2018 at 04:41PM


#TopNine of #2018. From the deserts to the mountains, it’s been a long year. My #bestnine IG photos are driven by my passion for #hiking and #digitalphotography. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2EXVe2g

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Photos from the Trail: December 27, 2018 at 02:17PM


“Witches Fingers” -Well, when I’m #hiking, my first go-to #trail snack is NOT canned okra, but okay... Stumbled upon this very old canned good tucked next to a tree. Pulled it out and panicked at first “Aaaahhh human fingers!!! Oh, wait...” *No #witches were harmed in the making of this photo, we cool, sis. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2VcIk6g

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Photos from the Trail: December 26, 2018 at 12:06PM


“Frosted Corn Treats” -Looks like some critter abandoned their #breakfast. #Hiking thru some rolling foothills in the #WNC Blue Ridge. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2Ae1VK7

Monday, December 24, 2018

Photos from the Trail: December 24, 2018 at 11:05PM


🎁 Went for a mini #hike this morning to fetch my #DIY gift wrap since I’m just terrible at wrapping #presents. At least I’m pretty good at picking presents out. #MerryChristmas to someone on my list that definitely deserves this @columbia1938 jacket. #giftideas #hikinggear #HappyHolidays via Instagram http://bit.ly/2EMnKE2

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Photos from the Trail: December 22, 2018 at 02:56PM


“Frozen Milkshakes” -A cool pair of chocolate moo-girls playing #hideandseek with my telephoto lens. #MyCanonStory takes place in the #BlueRidgeMountains with #CanonEOS T7i and EF-S 55-250 STM lens. #canonfanphoto via Instagram http://bit.ly/2ShxPwm

Friday, December 21, 2018

Photos from the Trail: December 21, 2018 at 02:13PM


“Yuletide Feast” -My bird seed brings all the birdies to yard, and they’re like #NOMNOM... #TeamCanon #explores #WesternNorthCarolina with the #CanonEOS T7i and EF-S 55-250 STM lens. #NorthCarolina #BlueRidgeMountains via Instagram http://bit.ly/2QHhVPj

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Photos from the Trail: December 18, 2018 at 09:11AM


“The smirking Thief” -Not my best, but this fluffy jokester would wait for all the birdies to get settled in, eating birdseed and then deliberately run right thru the middle of them so they would fly off. #TeamCanon #explores the #SmokyMountains with the #CanonEOS T7i and EF-S 55-250 STM lens. #SQUIRREL via Instagram https://ift.tt/2Ercz38

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Photos from the Trail: December 16, 2018 at 11:50AM


“Dirty Paws, Pure Heart” -Sometimes I think she actually #loves the #snow. #TeamCanon #hiking the #SmokyMountains with the #CanonEOS T7i & EFS 10-18mm lens. via Instagram https://ift.tt/2LlGJXg

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Photos from the Trail: December 15, 2018 at 05:39PM


“Impression” - #TeamCanon in explores #SmokyMountains in #blackandwhite with the #CanonEOS T7i, EFs 10-18mm lens. via Instagram https://ift.tt/2EzazqL

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Pepper meets her favorite snack.

Would you believe that up until this week, Pepper had never met a chicken before?



We went for a wander through our part of the mountain. Met some neighbor dogs, barked at some cows...and then we met this chicken I met earlier this week just hanging out in the snow.  Pepper was fascinated. She's now checked on this chicken two days in a row. 



Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Photos from the Trail: December 11, 2018 at 05:47PM


“Forgotten Harvest” -When you’re so #rural even the corn whispers #lonely rustles... Sometimes it gets a little #creepy while #hiking out here. #TeamCanon #explores #NorthCarolina with the #CanonEOS T7i and EFS 18-135mm STM lens. via Instagram https://ift.tt/2GdW3Gm

Monday, December 10, 2018

Photos from the Trail: December 10, 2018 at 10:26AM


“Catawba Cabins” -It’s quiet out today... #TeamCanon #hiking my #NorthCarolina #Mountains with the #CanonEOS T7i and 18-135 STM lens. #littleredbarn via Instagram https://ift.tt/2Lf9AfT

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Photos from the Trail: December 09, 2018 at 12:46AM


#itsthelittlethings -I stayed up til 2am to see my first #NorthCarolina #snow! #WNC is a #winterwonderland at #night! via Instagram https://ift.tt/2Eln5tB

Photos from the Trail: December 08, 2018 at 05:58PM


“Futility in the Forest” -Stumbled upon a pile of six #abandoned and #rust covered contraptions while #hiking deep within the #WNC #forest. It looks like a whole logging crew said “screw it” and just walked away into the #wilderness. via Instagram https://ift.tt/2L5mddk

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Photos from the Trail: December 06, 2018 at 12:00PM


“Ready for my close-up” Playing around with #macrophotography using my new @aukeylens and #iphone8plus smartphone! This is a “mystery cab” -meaning it was a random rough rock at the bottom of sale bin at a crystal shop, and I polished it myself during a #lapidary class. It’s not the best (I’m still pretty new to #cabbing), but I’m surprised how it turned out. BTW, any of you #rockhound peeps know what it might be? #rockcollecting #rockhounding via Instagram https://ift.tt/2EiIjZc

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Photos from the Trail: December 04, 2018 at 01:44PM


“A challenger Appears” - When you shoot things #POV (Pepper’s-Ol’-View?), everything looks a lot more intimidating, or hilarious. #TinyDog’s arch-nemesis, Brown Cow approaches. via Instagram https://ift.tt/2zBLXJJ

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Photos from the Trail: December 02, 2018 at 04:57PM


“Met the Newt Neighbors” -One of my neighbors stopped by late last night. Didn’t say much, kinda judgey, tbh... #ncwildlife #Testing out my #macrophotography smartphone skills with the #Aukey clip lens. via Instagram https://ift.tt/2BMzyE8