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Nightfall

Nightfall

Nightfall

I love this photo.

I took it years ago, when our community was mostly undeveloped land. At the time there were a mere 10 families living in Villas and Townhomes, and we were among the first to move in to the community. Back then, the kids and I would take walks every morning, and sometimes again in the afternoon/evenings, enjoying the empty fields.

The fields have been turned into townhouses, houses and an apartment complex. The apartments are what block any similar photos from ever being taken again. Too much has changed. It does make me sad that the area has been urbanized, the empty fields vanished. But in fairness, the townhouse we live in was also once farmland.  The herd of deer that once wandered the area has long since moved on.

We were returning from our walk when I snapped this photo, and the kids were still young enough to feel excited about being outside after dark. Looking at this shot, I remember how Dave herded the children toward the townhouse so I could play with my camera. I loved how the moon looked that night, and the fading of the sunset into nightfall. I don’t normally like silhouettes, but the trees add an interesting element to this photo.

 

Nightfall

This print is available for purchase in two sizes at my Etsy store

 

Scully of the Pot Dragons

Scully of the Pot Dragons

Scully

The existence of dragons with wings is scientifically impossible. There are more logical explanations as to how Dragon eggs end up in planters. Scully just has not figured it out yet.

Please help give her a loving home!

About Pot Dragons

These small dragons bury a single egg in a freshly potted plant. The dragonling that hatches resembles the plant that shares its pot. Once the dragon reaches adulthood, they grow wings and leave their childhood home behind. You may not have even known you had a pot dragon, only to discover one morning that one (or more) of your pots had been knocked over during the night!

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at the Kentshire Studios Etsy Shop.

 

Stumpy of the Pot Dragons

Stumpy of the Pot Dragons

Stumpy

Nice cactus, but it is greedy with the water.
Who knew cacti were so selfish?

Please help give him a loving home!

About Pot Dragons

These small dragons bury a single egg in a freshly potted plant. The dragonling that hatches resembles the plant that shares its pot. Once the dragon reaches adulthood, they grow wings and leave their childhood home behind. You may not have even known you had a pot dragon, only to discover one morning that one (or more) of your pots had been knocked over during the night!

Find Stumpy and More

at the Kentshire Studios Etsy Shop.

 

Hana of the Pot Dragons

Hana of the Pot Dragons

Hana

Small little Hana waits patiently for the day she can fly off and explore all the pretty flowers in the world.

Please help give her a loving home!

About Pot Dragons

These small dragons bury a single egg in a freshly potted plant. The dragonling that hatches resembles the plant that shares its pot. Once the dragon reaches adulthood, they grow wings and leave their childhood home behind. You may not have even known you had a pot dragon, only to discover one morning that one (or more) of your pots had been knocked over during the night!

Find Hana and More

at the Kentshire Studios Etsy Shop.

 

Butterfly on Sunflower

Butterfly on Sunflower

butterfly on sunflowerA few years ago we decided to plant sunflowers in the planting beds bordering our sidewalk. Over the years we have attempted to plant various flowers and plants, only to have them die.

I have been known to kill a cactus, which is impressive in it’s own right and places me on a level so far from having a green thumb that plants shudder in fear when I enter a plant nursery.

I am legend. My home is where plants go to die.

With that said, it was to my surprise that not only did the sunflowers survive, but thrived and actually provided us with sunflower seeds. I honestly don’t know what happened, and nothing has grown in the beds since, but I’ll take the win.

Sigh.

To prove I could actually grow SOMETHING, I took my camera outside to record the evidence. In addition, I wanted some photos to try out a new technique in Photoshop for making black and white photos on. At the time, I belonged to an online photographer moms group. One of the “professional” photographers in the group went on a rant about people clicking the black and white option in Photoshop or in their camera, which actually is a grey scale, not true black and white. She posted instructions on how to make a black and white action, which I dutifully followed and tweaked to my standards.

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Van Jensen of the Pot Dragons

Van Jensen of the Pot Dragons

Van Jensen

Van Jensen gets it. Flowers are pretty and smell nice. However, she’s fed up with people picking the flowers in her pot.

Knock it off.

Please help give her a loving home!

About Pot Dragons

These small dragons bury a single egg in a freshly potted plant. The dragonling that hatches resembles the plant that shares its pot. Once the dragon reaches adulthood, they grow wings and leave their childhood home behind. You may not have even known you had a pot dragon, only to discover one morning that one (or more) of your pots had been knocked over during the night!

Find Van and More

at the Kentshire Studios Etsy Shop.

 

A Stroll Through Lancaster, In Autumn

A Stroll Through Lancaster, In Autumn

A Stroll Through LancasterLancaster, PA is one of the oldest inland towns in the United States. It’s also a very artsy city, with a small gallery row and many arts and crafts stores.
The town is also known for its large amount of trees,and in the autumn the streets and sidewalks are full of colorful leaves. Driving through the city is a treat for the eyes, as is walking down the streets of downtown. The combination of the charming old buildings and the autumn leaves caught my eye one day while walking with my family. I snapped this photo, hoping to reproduce the charm.

 

A Stroll Through Lancaster City, In Autumn

If you like this print, you can order one at my Etsy shop.

Regan of the Pot Dragons

Regan of the Pot Dragons

Regan

Regan thought she shared a pot with some exotic and colorful plant… Who does she complain to about her plant placement?

Please help give her a loving home!

About Pot Dragons

These small dragons bury a single egg in a freshly potted plant. The dragonling that hatches resembles the plant that shares its pot. Once the dragon reaches adulthood, they grow wings and leave their childhood home behind. You may not have even known you had a pot dragon, only to discover one morning that one (or more) of your pots had been knocked over during the night!

Find Regan and More

at the Kentshire Studios Etsy Shop.