Category Archives: Photography

Shooting squirrels


After I had to delay the release of Squirrel Mafia due to the pictures, I was up and running trying to find new pictures. The little buggers who were always around and under my feet simply were no longer around. It’s like they knew I needed new photos.

This past Sunday my husband and I went out with the intention of doing so at the site we took the originals. While the color version of the book is fine, the black and white copy needs some adjustments.

At first when we sat down on benches, in the hot as heck North Carolina weather, I had no luck. A few minutes passed that turned into 10 that soon turned into 20 minutes again with no luck. The little demons were purposely avoiding me.


Then I heard it. The sound of empty nut shells falling on the payment by the bench I was sitting on. Looking up I noticed the little guy above staring at me as he busily ate. I was so giddy I had found one I almost missed my shot. But he wasn’t going anywhere as he kept on eating the food that was around him. That taught me to instead of looking with my eyes that I needed to listen with my ears as I heard in other nearby spots the sound of shells hitting the payment and the tell-tale sound of the squeaking, for lack of a better word, of them communicating with each other.

It didn’t take long after that for me to end up with a selection of pictures that I hope will end up in the book so it can be released. I will sort through them, and send them off to my editor after which when she is done, will order a new proof to see if I was successful.

Cross fingers everyone. Hopefully soon I will be able to add this book to my list at

Northern Maine:Home

I was raised in Northern Maine, just a few miles from the Canadian border. It is a piece of heaven with the scenery that is before the people who live there. I just want to share some shots.

This one is the lake behind the house I was raised in.


This is from the mountain showing a great view of Long Lake.


The natural border between Madawaska, Maine and Canada.


The bridge in Madawaska that carries you into Canada.


The natural border between Fort Kent, Maine and Canada.


A view from Frenchville, Maine.


This is home.

Spider: We all need hobbies


Every now and then we need to stop and smell the roses and step back from our writing. One way for me is to take pictures. This was taken at a small park in town. I love the fact I got it when the spider was spinning its web. This is just icing on the cake.

It took me a bit of time to take this photo. I had to make sure I did not disturb the little worker as she worked her magic as she went round and round. This shot was taken as daylight was falling. This photo also gives me memories of the trip to the park and the fun I had with others as we snapped away. I have many hobbies to occupy my mind, this is just one of them.

I hope the rest of you have hobbies that help you get away. Even if it is just your back yard.