Beautiful Spaces

DSC_0011Photo Frida Theme – Architecture by Kim O’Neill

This is the inside of the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. I loved this space. It was modern, yet a peaceful place among many people.

Sport Support


Photo Friday Theme: Moody by Kim 

While spending summers with travel softball, I found that every player has a hard day from time to time. They play multiple games a day for 2-3 day tournament in the hot summer weather…  some dealing with injury and overuse. Girls give up the majority of their social lives during the travel season, dedicating their time to a sport they love.

In those tough moments, the “sport support” come in to give some encouragement, a laugh or TLC. These friends and family members being there for the girls make all the difference in what TEAM means.



Baynard Ruins



The Baynard Ruins are located on Hilton Head Island, SC. The ruins were once a grand and beautiful plantation house with slave’s quarters built by Captain Jack Stoney in the 1790’s. Around 1840 Captain Stoney lost the estate to William Baynard in a poker game. In 1861 Union forces invaded the island and the Baynards fled the area. The house was turned into Union headquarters during the Civil War. In 1862 there was a fire that destroyed most of the estate and gave us what we now call the ruins. The photo above shows a corner of what was the grand plantation house.


2 #4 Aug. 1976 Jersey Shore


Since this is a theme from last year (I’m a little behind), I thought I could use an old photo since I wasn’t entering it on Photo Friday. This is a photo of my mom probably taken by my dad in the early 1970’s. I love everything about this photo. The pose (although I believe it was just a candid shot), the style, those great sunglasses, and of course how beautiful and young my mom looks. This is one of my all time favorite photos. I’m glad I found a theme where I could share it here with you. – Diane

Strike a Pose


Photo Friday Theme – From Nature by Kimberly O’Neill

If you can’t find it in nature, visit your nearest nature center!

This ibis’ habitat is at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida. My fellow blogger and photo enthusiast Diane took this photo field trip with me. It was great to go to an attraction with a fellow photographer as we are in the same mindset.

Symbol of Freedom & Resiliency


Photo Friday Theme - BIG by Kim O’Neill

The Freedom Tower soars to a whopping 1,776 feet high (104 stories big)!

One World Trade Center is America’s tallest building and a new symbol of our country’s freedom and resiliency. This New York landmark was designed by David M. Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The 3 million-square-foot building includes office space, observation deck and world-class restaurants.

I took this shot recently as my friend Lana wanted to see the memorial pools and the new Memorial Museum. It was the first time I’ve been to the pools as an open park (not waiting in line and security)

The Museum was very subdued, respectful and informative on all we lost on September 11, 2001.

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Photo Friday Family – Thanks for voting this as a top fan favorite this week!
Aunt Judy

Photo Friday Theme – Portrait by Kim O’Neill

A beautiful moment of my Aunt Judy with her grandson.

She and my Uncle were celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

A very special day!

A Place to Dream


Photo Friday Theme – Solitude by Kim O’Neill

The Cliffs of Kerry

From high above I sit in solitude,

listening to the wind sing and waves meet the cliffs

greens, turquoise and deep blue wrapped in mist

brings me to a place of peace. – Kimberly O’Neill

Bird On A Wire




While waiting for the sun to set and the fireworks to begin, I found this bird perched on the mast of a yacht. Just one solitary bird. I started thinking about how nice and quiet it must be way up there out of the crowd of thousands. He also had one of the best seats in the house for the fireworks and when the show was over, he would be able to just relax or fly away instead of sitting in the traffic for an hour trying to get home. When I snapped this shot, I was jealous of his peaceful solitude. – Diane