Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Photos from the Trail: February 27, 2019 at 04:26PM


“Get your kicks” - It’s been over 30 years, but the spirit of the #openroad lives on in #faded #signs and the hearts of dreamers. #TeamCanon takes a #Roadtrip under #blueskies along the remains of #Route66 with the #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. #shootforgreatness #canonfanphoto via Instagram https://ift.tt/2TnuT5d

#WordlessWednesday: The Fall

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Photos from the Trail: February 26, 2019 at 10:46AM


“Bones of the #Desert” -Plaza Blanca juts out from the barren #landscape like the rib cage of a fallen, ancient giant. #TeamCanon explores the #haunting #mystery of the #Southwest with #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 55-250mm STM lens. via Instagram https://ift.tt/2XooGVI

Monday, February 25, 2019

Salty Pepper....gets a snack

TinyDog was quite salty that we didn't take her to the Western North Carolina Live Paranormal Roundtable yesterday.

After the RoundTable event, we had an opportunity to eat at a "local" steakhouse (the definition of local is pretty reaching out here).

The food was okay, but I had already filled up on snacks at the event, so a majority of my meal went home. 

Pepper was sooo pitiful, but I think the steak cheered her up.


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Photos from the Trail: February 23, 2019 at 08:59PM


“Canyon of Conquered #Souls” -The barren remains of the Jemez Historic Site. At one point, a Gíusewa Pueblo, then the San Jose de los Jemez mission, then overtaken again in the Pueblo #Rebellion, and finally, overtaken by nature. Officially adopted as a state monument in 1935. If you stand still, you can hear someone or something older than the stones around you...and if you wait long enough, you may actually see it... #TeamCanon and #PicsArt #explore the #forgotten #history of the #southwest with the #CanonEOS SL-1, EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. #newmexicotrue via Instagram https://ift.tt/2XmE8lw

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Photos from the Trail: February 21, 2019 at 02:11PM


#ComingSoon: Awesome #stickers for everyday #hikers. Amazing new #Swag from #StickerMule. #ProductPhotography in the #BlueRidgeMountains: #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 55-250mm STM lens. via Instagram https://ift.tt/2V8rsMY

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Photos from the Trail: February 20, 2019 at 08:56AM


“The Chicken Lady” - #Update on the lovely lady I #rescued back in December! She #wandered into my yard this morning, looking #healthy and #happy. Her feathers have grown back in from where she was nipped by unseen foes, but she’s still a little wary of my zoom lens and had a few “choice words” for my new career as #barnyard #paparazzi! TeamCanon getting them #chicken #portraits with the #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 55-250mm STM lens. #shootforgreatness #canonfanphoto via Instagram https://ift.tt/2Ipv4bZ

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Photos from the Trail: February 19, 2019 at 10:16PM


“The Chicken Lady” - #Update on the lovely lady I #rescued back in December! She #wandered into my yard this morning, looking #healthy and #happy. Her feathers have grown back in from where she was nipped by unseen foes, but she was still a little wary of my zoom lens and had a few “choice words” for my new career as #barnyard #paparazzi! TeamCanon getting them #chicken #portraits with the #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 55-250mm STM lens. #shootforgreatness #canonfanphoto via Instagram https://ift.tt/2TXkqdL

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Photos from the Trail: February 16, 2019 at 02:13PM


Solid #Splash: There’s always an opportunity to practice #Aperture, ISO and #ShutterSpeed. #PhotographyTips: It helps to practice in #blackandwhite to avoid overly “blown out” shots. #ShootforGreatness and #FindYourPark with #TeamCanon #explore #waterfalls in the #blueridgemountains: #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2Ne7qy0

Friday, February 15, 2019

Photos from the Trail: February 15, 2019 at 04:33PM


#FridayMood: #Majestic Pepper the #TinyDog walking up to the #trailhead like 💁🏻‍♀️. #TeamCanon #exploring #LinvilleGorge in #blackandwhite with the #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2BzxOO4

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Photos from the Trail: February 13, 2019 at 01:03PM


#WaterfallWednesday: There’s always an opportunity to practice #Aperture, ISO and #ShutterSpeed. #PhotographyTips: It helps to practice in #blackandwhite to avoid overly “blown out” shots. #ShootforGreatness and #FindYourPark with #TeamCanon in the #blueridgemountains: #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2UWCnZX

Monday, February 11, 2019

Photos from the Trail: February 11, 2019 at 11:50AM


“Solid Illusion” Practicing shutter speeds and still trying to master ISO. #PhotographyTips: It helps to practice in #blackandwhite so you don’t disappoint yourself with “blown out” shots. #ShootforGreatness and #FindYourPark with #TeamCanon in the #blueridgemountains: #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2DuIBJB

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Photos from the Trail: February 10, 2019 at 12:20PM


“Fast & Still” -Practicing faster shutter speeds and still trying to master #aperture. #PhotographyTips: It helps to practice in #blackandwhite so you don’t disappoint yourself with “blown out” shots. #TeamCanon #explores the #blueridgemountains with the #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2thsbiW

Friday, February 8, 2019

Photos from the Trail: February 08, 2019 at 10:08AM


#Discover something new- Drove out to Balsam Grove only to find everything closed up/blockaded. Along the #BlueRidgeMountains parkway we marveled at ice, rocks, and even some damage that happened during the shutdown 😡. I went out there for landscape and mountain photos, only to get the exact opposite. Check out these little tiny #fungi. I wasn’t prepared for #macrophotography but I gave it my best, lol. #TeamCanon #exploring the overlooked with the #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 55-250mm STM lens. #VisitNC and #FindYourPark in #NorthCarolina. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2SvF1bR

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Photos from the Trail: February 07, 2019 at 09:23PM


#BehindTheLens and into the #Wilderness where I belong. #HappyBirthday & #TeamCanon #visitNC with the #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. #FindYourPark, #FindYourSelf, take a #Selfie and #ShootForGreatness. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2BtU9MZ

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Photos from the Trail: February 06, 2019 at 02:00PM


#BirthdayWeek: Day 2. Take yourself to a place you’ve never been. I need to get better at framing my shots, and editing. Here’s my first attempt at a #selfie within a #blackandwhite #landscape. #TeamCanon & #PicsArt #hiking the #BlueRidgeMountains with the #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 10-18mm STM lens. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2DVO5hQ

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Photos from the Trail: February 05, 2019 at 07:47PM


#BirthdayWeek - Day 1. Do something that scares you. #StoryTime: This is me & #TinyDog. Despite being avid #hikers, we’re honestly scared of something lurking in the #forest just outside our little 14 acre compound in the mountains of WNC. About 1.25-1.5 miles in, something spooked Pepper so bad she flipped out (bravest dog I’ve ever known), cried, made me pick her up and then our #chubby butts unintentionally went #trailrunning the whole way home. The #creepy thing was, before she got spooked, while we were ascending the #trail, a weird #silence and “vibe” overtook everything. The noise around us died, though we could hear all the people and machines carrying on in the valley below. Like a “bubble” of creep factor 💯. We still don’t know what monsters prowl the old logging road that wraps up around the mountain, but we’re also alive and planning to eat #dogfriendly cake. Not sure if we’re going to go #hiking that part of the mountain again without some friends....and laser cannons. Filled with holy water. Or bear spray. Or both. -Also, I dyed my hair #millenialpink even though I’m secretly an old lady. So that’s two scary things. #hikingselfie #selfie #birthdayselfie #unlikelyhikers #neverstopexploring #adventureisoutthere #thisiswhyIhike #womenwhohike #fatgirlshiking #fitnotfat #AmpleMovement #hikingwithdogs #scarystories via Instagram http://bit.ly/2UD46ie

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Photos from the Trail: February 03, 2019 at 09:18AM


Brush #Brunch - Young #bighornsheep graze along the most treacherous parts of the mighty #RioGrande Gorge. #Hiking along this windswept and craggy area, it was a first for me to literally stumble upon such large, well-camo’d #wildlife. #ThisIsWhyIHike the #Southwest with #TeamCanon & #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 55-250mm STM lens. #MyCanonStory #SundayFunday via Instagram http://bit.ly/2t34UBt

Friday, February 1, 2019

Rough-Housing Hooligans (My Neighbors’ Dogs in Slow-Mo)

Living in the country. Lots of off-leash dogs. At least these ones are well-behaved (mostly) when Pepper is around. They mess around like this a lot, but then they will cuddle up with each other and Maverick will clean Coopers ears!