Heron fishing in the Potomac River

All photographs on this website were taken by me! Except for the pictures OF me...that wouldn't be so easy. Taking photos is a hobby of mine that I really enjoy. What better way to experience and showcase the beauty of God's creation than through photography?  It provides the opportunity to admire what a truly beautiful and wonderful planet we live on, and hold on to it.  

One of my favorite locations to take photos is along the Potomac River.  Traveling along the river by kayak offers an amazing opportunity to commune with nature and the indigenous wildlife up-close and personal.  Living in the Northern Virginia area for most of my life, I was surprised to discover that there are American Bald Eagles nesting all along the Potomac River.  That's my favorite bird! I was so thrilled that I did all I could to get the perfect shot of one.  I quickly discovered that it was not going to be easy to get photos of the eagles; the American Bald Eagle soars so high that it makes it nearly impossible to see it in the sky.  I also discovered that turtles aren't as slow as I thought!  You have to be very quiet while approaching them to get a good shot.  I was, however, able to get a photo of a blue heron fishing in the shallow waters of the river.  Blue herons are beautiful birds that live along the Potomac River as well, you can't miss them.  They stand about 3 feet tall and have a wing span of 6 feet...a truly magnificent bird!

Experiencing nature along the Potomac River brought the following scripture to mind:

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;  or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind."- Job 12: 7-10