Category Archives: Outdoor Still Lifes

Up,. Up and Away

Earlier this month, The Villages hosted a Balloon Glow event.  It was a huge success as about 10,000 people came out to our Polo Grounds over the weekend to see the hot air balloons, and even get free tethered rides.  I prefer to stay on the ground, thank you.  But I was eager to see what kinds of photos I could get.

I arrived early to watch the crews inflate their balloons.


There was a steady stream of folks going for rides.

Once the sun went down, throughout the evening the balloons would fire up their burners simultaniously and give the dark sky a glow.

Of course, I couldn’t resist using a little Photoshop magic to get rid of the tethering ropes on some of my photos…because this is probably as close as I’ll ever get to a real hot air balloon experience.




The big front porch on the Sales Office in Lake Sumtner Landing has comfy wicker furniture and vintage, shabby chic decor galore. Here are two of my favorite birdhouses.  And what better way to accentuate the wonderful texture of their crackling paint than to add texture backgrounds!

Wash Day



Oliver 70


Tennis Court Shadow

A Little Patch of Beauty at Water’s Edge

Little Cemetery Angel

Skateboard Shenanigans