Mountain Love: Escape to Virginia


I spent New Years in Virginia- right outside of Hubbard -at my aunts house. While the farm was great (you’ve seen the pigs – their fb page is here) the views were out of this world too. Her house sits right on top of a mountain. We hiked a bit and I stood for a good thirty minutes on the back porch taking pictures of this sunset. I can understand the drive to be out there. It was all around peaceful and slow, and I can’t imagine a life completely like that, but boy do I hope I have it some day soon.

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Sunset Dunes

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These were taken in Bald Head Island, a little place off the coast of North Carolina that doesn’t allow cars. Everyone is on golf carts or bikes, sea turtles are (protected) neighbors, and the stars shine 100xs brighter because of light laws.

It’s a beautiful place without any doubt. I love what a bright sunset will do to the lighting in my photos. Loved these shots.

The Sun Sets World Wide:

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These are older pictures I wanted to share, just because I rediscovered them myself. These were taken in Aruba two summers ago, hint the title. I swear sunsets are always more beautiful over the ocean, or really over anything that’s not a building. Finding peace. Where’s yours?