A Drive Through Mississinewa Reservoir

A drive through Mississinewa Reservoir in Indiana and we discovered some beautiful scenery and photographic opportunities. The road looked more treacherous than what it was. This was a pretty nice quiet drive with no traffic and other people in sight. No radio to distract our thoughts, just us and nature.


1 Reservoir Road

It’s amazing what you can see and notice if you just sit still long enough or drive slowly enough. The two animals that caught my attention were the bald eagle and an adorable raccoon. I was able to capture a few shots of each. Warning: they are a bit blurred. I believe the eagles we did see were aware we were there and watching. The one perched higher up and through the branches kept turning his head back and forth as if he/she knew we were there.

The raccoon was adorable, I’m not sure if this was a small one or large one as half the body was hidden. These little adorable creatures are destructive if they get into an abandoned building or say a house that is left unattended while you travel through China. However, perched up on the tree, he does look harmless and cute.

1 Raccoon

2 Raccoon


What else did I discover? I discovered I need a new lens. The Nikon 70-300MM F/4.5-5.6G VR sounds like the next step. If you have other suggestions, please let me know as I am just learning and love the hobby.

Have a wonderful day. Be still and enjoy some quiet time and solitude, be one with nature and yourself. Hugs!


Exploring Shanghai via The Shanghai Metro Map

What’s a woman to do with so much time on her hands? According to my husband, I should go do something I love. Take advantage of the time I have in China and explore. Great advice and in early January, I decided to do just that, explore!

Earlier in the year, I spent some time pouring over the maps, researching different blogs, and pin pointing destinations. If you are following my blog, you probably have noticed some of different locations I have visited and posted about starting January 2013. Such as: Ocean Aquarium, West SheShan Bamboo Park, Church of The Holy Mother in China, The Sculpture Park in Songjiang District, and NanXiang Jiading District.

So, with my Nikon D5100 in tow, maps, notebook, & iPhone I’ll keep trekking along the Shanghai Metro Stations and taking a look at both highlighted touristy stops and spots along the unbeaten paths, my favorite! Out of my next 5 stops, I think I’m looking forward to seeing the Jewish museum, inside the old Ohel Moishe temple the most. Stay tuned….