A Few Photos From July

Home sweet home.
Meadowlark Botanical Garden
Meadowlark Botanical Garden on a very hot summer evening.
Meadowlark Botanical Garden
It seems these flowers attract butterflies ~ Meadowlark.
Meadowlark Botanical Garden
There’s a bride & groom photoshoot going on in the garden that day … perhaps an engagement session? It was so hot though … not a single breeze in the air. ~ Meadowlark
Meadowlark Botanical Garden
Pretty sky bokeh. ~ Meadowlark
Meadowlark Botanical Garden
A Korean temple and garden in Meadowlark.
Meadowlark Botanical Garden
Such beautiful details.
Meadowlark Botanical Garden
A special blessing it seems … or cloud art. Either way, it was magical.
Meadowlark Botanical Garden
Red & green.
Meadowlark Botanical Garden
The Korean alphabet looks deceptively simple yet quite elegant. Wish I could read Korean.
Meadowlark Botanical Garden
6-o’clock self-portrait.
Meadowlark Botanical Garden
That light!
Meadowlark Botanical Garden
Have a thing for clouds. Always. Forever.
Pretty Mama Dove has been under our deck for a few weeks now. She hardly moves. I wonder if Papa Dove comes at night to relieve her duties. At least then, she could go hunting for food. She must be so hungry.
By the water …
Pretty dragonfly with ember wings …
This summer our Hydrangeas bloom modestly … last summer none at all. A huge improvement. I’m grateful.
After a stormy afternoon, we had a double rainbow. The second one quite faint so I could only capture this brighter one. Life is beautiful.

Day Trip to the Mountains

Back in May, I needed to get some fresh air and get away from being home all the time. A drive to the mountains provided a lovely escape. The 4-hour round trip to Shenandoah National Park was so worth it. Posted a few photos before from this outing, but here are a few more.
Beautiful view of the Shenandoah Valley from a mountain overlook.
Spotted a baby bear, one of five I saw that day! The others were too far away for my lens. This baby bear was so cute. He took his time crossing the road … giving me plenty of time to take his pictures.

Summer of 2020

A strange, awkward time we are living in. Will things ever be back to normal? Mr. Turtle comes to this spot for his suntan every afternoon. His place in the sun. He is more free than the rest of us right now.

My First Zine: The Quiet Side of Rehoboth Beach

One of the reasons why I’ve been on a break from YouTube is to create and publish my first zine. The subject of the zine is the quiet side of Rehoboth Beach, my favorite “local” beach town (just about a 3-hour car ride away from home). The zine is available now on Blurb and you can also preview a few pages before purchasing. I initially wanted to publish a smaller size zine, but after testing out a few different sizes, the larger 8.5″ x 11″ size showcases the photos so much better. I hope you’ll like it! Being a fan of zines for years, I’m so excited to share my first zine with you!

Official Laurels

The official laurels for our two wins from The Scene Festival arrived in the email box today. So proud of our ALTERED crew. And so grateful as well. It takes a fabulous team to make a movie – no matter how short. Thank you Kat, Kayla & Ashley! You are the cream & sugar in my cup of coffee. And you know how much I love both!

Altered Earned 3 Independent Shorts Awards

So happy to learn that ALTERED is taking home 3 awards from Independent Shorts Awards, a film festival held by Los Angeles International Short Film Festival: Best Sound Design (Bronze), and Best Horror Short and Best Microfilm (Honorable Mention Awards). The little film that didn’t know it could continues its amazing 2020 ride through the film festival circuit. We, the ALTERED team, are still in disbelief. Thank you Independent Shorts Awards!