Photo Friday Theme – Tranquil

I had the opportunity to attend an event at the Living Sculpture Sanctuary in Davie Florida. They had a beautiful 12 ft driftwood sculpture used as a planter for orchids, and other plants. I just took a section of the piece but it definitely had a feeling of tranquility to me. -Kim

House of the Sun

Photo Friday Theme- Heights
This shot was taken at the top of Haleakalā on the island of Maui.

 The tallest peak of Haleakalā (“house of the sun”), at 10,023 feet, is Puʻu ʻUlaʻula (Red Hill). From the summit one looks down into a massive crater 7 miles across, 2 miles wide and nearly 2,600 ft deep. 

It was an extremely cloudy day and you felt like you could have been exploring Mars, but once the clouds lifted, the views were magnificent!

Lovely Street

Photo Friday Theme – Street Scene

Instead of the hustle bustle of a busy city street, I chose to share the street with a covered bridge that welcomes you to the town of Woodstock, Vermont. 

I used a guache filter on the picture to give it a painterly feel. 

This is the kind of small town street scene I love❤️


Neighborhood Bear

Photo Friday Theme: Large by Kim DSC_0163

This photo was taken on a beautiful April day in the high 70’s and clear skies. Everyone has decided it’s time to  come out of hibernation from the winter. My husband John and I took the dog on a walk up toward the reservoir. Nothing eventful during the walk, until after dinner when our shepherd, Bailey started growling…  well the neighborhood bear came out of hibernation too!

People were pulled over taking pictures of the bear in our neighbor’s yard and we pulled out our camera too…. Floridians remember?   He disappeared for awhile and then reappeared with the neighbors garbage can and was having a nice smorgasbord in their yard! I remember hearing  of the “neighborhood bear” and to not put out your garbage until the morning of pick up!

We did see him a few more times wondering between the homes and definitely have him in my mind when I take the dog out for a walk.  No worries though, it’s winter and we are back to hibernating!

Spanish Moss

photo friday theme: large

spanish moss

A large Spanish Moss covered tree I found while on a photo hike exploring Koreshan State Park. I love huge trees with branches like this. It makes me think nature is stretching. – Diane

Winter’s Colors Framed

  Photo Friday Theme: Winter Colors

I take photos daily of the colors of the sky coming through the trees but I have had a hard time making anything stand out. I decided to frame them with my family room windows and I feel it looks more interesting.
Winter’s colors in the northeast are definitely cooler and muted compare to the warmer times of year.

Welcome back my friend Diane! I missed your voice and vision on our blog!

Yes Virginia, This is Winter


Photo Friday theme: winter colors

First I have to say it feels good to be back on Ennui again, I have missed posting with my friend but I had to spend some time taking care of my husband and then life just gets in the way. Kim, I thank you for keeping the ennui alive.

Now for the picture. It doesn’t look very wintery but I assure you I took this photo today, January 7, 2016. It was a “cold” 70 degrees here in South Florida. We just don’t get those amazing shots of glistening white snow here. Instead, these are the colors of winter in the south. – Diane

Pondering Life

Watching Sunset

Photo Friday Theme: Best of 2015

It is always difficult to look over your work for the year and clearly choose what you consider your best photograph. Some are pure luck… catching a moment by chance and others can be planned and prepared for.

This location in the Florida Keys was not planned as we were on the road but knew we wanted to take some sunset shots. It worked out that they had a great sunset pier.

My co-blogger Diane and I set up our tripods, cameras and were there for a long time pre and post sunset. I took many shots at different vantage points but I chose this one as someone walked out to enjoy the last light of the day. (One of those pondering life shots!)

This is a simple shot but is a mix of luck, timing and being set up to catch the moment. May or may not be my best, but the journey to get there makes it one to remember.

Wishing my co-bloger Diane, our Ennui subscribers and of course my husband and girls a very Happy New Year!