Cold Water Flowers

A couple of years ago at the I Heart Handmade Market, I met Kate Stoner, from Cold Water Flowers. She was there with her sister selling beautiful dried flower arrangements, wreaths, and succulents planted in pumpkins. We got to talking and she offered for me to come sometime to take pictures in her garden. We tried for last summer, but it was too rainy and it seemed like every time we arranged for a meet up, it was way too wet…

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Waterfalls and the Blue Ridge Parkway

The TLC “Waterfalls” song is running through my head as I type this blog. Last week we went to Asheville, NC and did not visit the Biltmore Estate! Instead we ate our way around town and hiked to several waterfalls. I found some filters in my camera bag I forgot I had that would allow me to take pictures of the waterfalls and slow the shutter speed so that the water would appear more feathery and show more movement to the water.

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New England

Last summer we traveled west for our vacation. This year we went north. Our trip started in Canada, though most of those photos were taken on my phone. We spent a few days exploring the old city areas of Montreal and Quebec. The old cities in both of these places were beautiful. I loved the old buildings and cobblestone streets. My mother-in-law was correct, it felt like walking into Europe. 

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