The End of Summer – A Tanka

Autumn winds entreat – slivers of silvery moon burnished in the slough, fairy nymphs crying raindrops mourning the end of summer. Colleen Chesebro Happy Friday!   Continue reading

A Visit to Fairy Swamp

Welcome to Fairy Swamp, the inspiration for my book, The Heart Stone Chronicles – The Swamp Fairy. While I am away on vacation, I thought it would be a great time to share some photos and video from 2015 so you can see where my inspiration came from. We had… Continue reading

One Word Photo Challenge – “SUN”

The creative Jennifer Nichole Wells topic this week is the sun! Many thanks to her for hosting this fun photo challenge that is weather related! To participate: Create a new post on your blog titled “One Word Photo Challenge: Sun” Include an image or images that you feel fit the… Continue reading

One Word Photo Challenge – “Rain”

Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge has reset for a new year! This year her challenge will feature weather related events. Check out her blog here to learn more. Jennifer says, “The challenges will still just be 1 word long, for you to interpret in any way you please…. Continue reading

Ephemeral Fairy Swamp

Fairy Swamp is changing quickly here in Pensacola, Florida, as emerald leaves frame this image in time.  The bright green leaves of spring will soon give way to the cool darkness of the summer swamp.  The leaves and vines will soon be thick, making it near impossible to see into… Continue reading

Pink Fairy Slippers–Fetterbush

I have had numerous people ask me about the type of bush my Fairy Slipper blooms come from. I had no idea, so I turned to a favorite website that I have been using for research on my book: Floridasnature.com. I now believe I have solved the mystery of what… Continue reading

The Clinic: Photo Rehab #8–Grey Dawn

Fairy Swamp is slowly starting to come to life after the dry winter.  Rainfall has begun to fill the slough.  The sounds of birds and frogs could be heard, as I slowly walked past.  Crickets were starting to chirp.  It won’t be long now… This is my entry for Lucile… Continue reading

Word Snap Weekly–The Winter Swamp

It’s Sunday and that means it is time for Amanda, from Unique Art Chic’s Weekly Word Snap Weekly Challenge! A unique weekly challenge, designed to inspire creativity from photographers, visual artists and creative writers. There are no formal themes or set prompts, you are free to choose your own –… Continue reading

In the Shadows

I love the way images look in shadows.  The depth of the shadow sets the mood for the shot and can convey many feelings with the placement of light.  I enjoy sharing my photos of Pensacola, Florida – the world where I live. I love the deep shading on the… Continue reading

The Swamp Fairy–The Full Cold Moon

I awakened early this morning, excited because the day I had been waiting for had finally arrived. Today, I would learn more about the elusive Swamp Fairy that revealed herself to me a few weeks ago on one of my early morning walks. You can read all about my adventures… Continue reading