Winter twilight (redux)


I needed to simply rest today and just get lost in this shot.   My hope is that it will also provide you with a moment’s rest!  Enjoy this snowy shot of our “Big Red” lighthouse at twilight!
     With love,
   Gracie K.



Artistry Untouched

           I was scrolling through my previous photographs,
                     and found this gem. I had to share it.  🙂


artistry untouched

                          This was taken in Holland, Michigan at
                                Holland State Park. No filter, no editing;
                                        Just #PureMichigan

More Toys!

I simply couldn’t resist a few more photos of the Vintage Toys on display here in Holland, Michigan.

Additionally, look at all the opportunities available for some quality time:

The Toy Exhibit runs until just after Tulip Time 2016, so hurry on over! =)

More information on The Holland Museum for this and other exhibits is found here.

This is post number five out of seven in this series.  The previous links are below:


Perspective at The Holland Museum

“Lightplay” at The Holland Museum

My Hideaway



A wave of nostalgia sweeps over me and I remember lazy afternoons in a myriad of antique stores and flea markets, hoping to catch a glimpse of a vintage tin toy.  I snap out of my reverie and smile.  The Tom and Merrill Taylor Collection of Vintage Toys has been extended at The Holland Museum and it is delightful!


Not only is the collection immense, but there are also interactive parts to the exhibit as well.

This kid-friendly collection is heart-warming for kids of all ages!  What a sweet retreat from the hustle and bustle of life (or uncooperative weather). =)

Hopefully you will bring your friends and family for a walk down “memory lane”; and leave with new memories!

If I’m there, I promise I’ll even take turns with the wind up toys 😉

This is my fourth of seven posts in honor of The Holland Museum. The other three posts are listed below:

My Hideaway

“Lightplay” at The Holland Museum

Perspective at The Holland Museum

Lightgathering PM & AM

I couldn’t resist this extra post today.

I took photographs last night of the sunset in Zeeland,MI and

then today, I captured the sunrise in Zeeland.

I’m struck by the similarities between the two sets.

I’ve labeled them “Lightgathering” because in Ancient Hebrew culture, the sunrise and sunset were

called “lightgathering”.

It’s poetic and beautiful.

Enjoy the gallery, especially knowing that each take is unedited.

The shots were all taken on my Canon Coolpix L330, using the sunset setting.

I did not add any filters or looks.