Colourful Tropical Sunset

Over the coming weeks I will be updating the site with recent photos. Then over time I will be randomly adding in older photos as well until this is up to date with Instagram.   Thank you so much for looking and liking!  I greatly appreciate your continued support!

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Bright Blessings On This Winter Solstice.

The longest night and shortest day of the year is upon us….

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12/21/16: Winter Solstice – At 5:44AM, eastern standard time, Winter creeps in under cover of darkness just before dawn. The shortest day is upon us, and the longest night ahead,still to come. During this time of waning light and ever present darkness in the north, My best wishes of Bright Blessings for a happy Winter Solstice everyone! Remember the old ways. Remember and be thankful for all that Mother Earth has given us. May the light illuminate this longest darkest night. As the Yule fires of renewal burn, remember the sun shall return, and we shall begin the cycle of life and the seasons anew. Photo credit – Me. #winter #wintersolstice #seasons #cyclesoflife #lovemotherearth #brightblessings #light #returnofthesun #purify #renewal #beginagain #yule #motherearth #pagan #spirituality #nature #longestnight #solstice

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Back In Business!

img_2305     Hello everyone!   This post is to let those that follow this blog (if any anymore) that I am now back up and running.  My apologies for the very long (nearly 3 year) break.  Life sometimes gets in the way, and so does not having a computer to create content properly.  Those days are now long gone.  I am once again able to spend the time necessary to maintain my website / blog, commit to getting back to my photography in general, and best of all, I now have a brand spanking, shiny new, latest and greatest laptop computer to boot.

In the coming days and weeks you can expect to see work being done on the site. Things from continuing new photo posts, to updating / fixing old broken features and links, as well as new updated photos in my about me section, as well as regular updates to my Facebook page linked here. One major change that you will see, is that now I will be embedding Instagram posts directly into my posts here, instead of creating and uploading entire new posts.  What this does is enables me to share my work here in a far more speedy and timely manner, and makes it much easier and less time-consuming for me to do so.  I will also be seeking to look for and update ways to make this site more streamlined, connected, easier to navigate, and more interactive.  So please bear with me while I get back to work here.  Thank you so much for your patience with everything.  I would like to thank anyone and everyone that stuck with me over time.  Your support means everything to me and is appreciated more than you know.  Much love and may peace be upon you.  Happy holidays!

~ K.J.

Winter Snow Covered Farmlands

Snow and ice make for a picturesque winter wonderland on a western Loudoun County Virginia farm.

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12/9/2013. Hay bales, pastures, frozen trees and cattle huddle together to keep warm at the foot of 1,200 foot tall Short Hill Mountain which is shrouded in low clouds. The Day after 5″ of snow followed by 1/2″ of ice (freezing rain) on top. Just north of Hillsboro, Virginia in western Loudoun in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Virginia.

Lone Pine Tree With A Great View From The Top.

Lone Mountaintop Pine Tree.

 

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Looking west from one of the many rock outcrops near the summit of High Point Mountain, the 2nd highest peak of the Bull Run Mountains at 1,311 feet, just 58 feet smaller than the highest, nearby Signal Mountain. Bull Run Mountains along with the Catoctin Mountain just to its north are the eastern most ranges of the Blue Ridge Mountains in this area. This dwarf / stunted Table Mountain Pine has been the subject of many photos taken from here. This is one species common to this harsh, very windy, hot and dry environment. This particular tree stands just about 6 feet tall and is estimated to be 60-75 years old. You are looking west across the Loudoun Valley towards the main chains of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Photo taken in August of 2010. #blueridgemountains #blueridgemountainsva #bullrunmountains #summit #highpointmountain #tree #nature #tablemountainpine #conifer #sky #sun #country #rural #rsa_rural #rsa_trees #rsa_nature #jj_virginia #jj_unitedstates #freedomthinkers #photobest_11 #royalsnappingartists #insta_america #splendid_shotz #virginia #va #nova #igers_virginia

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Looking west from one of the many rock outcrops near the summit of High Point Mountain, the 2nd highest peak of the Bull Run Mountains at 1,311 feet, just 58 feet smaller than the highest, nearby Signal Mountain. Bull Run Mountains along with the Catoctin Mountain just to its north are the eastern most ranges of the Blue Ridge Mountains in this area. This dwarf / stunted Table Mountain Pine has been the subject of many photos taken from here. This is one species common to this harsh, very windy, hot and dry environment. This particular tree stands just about 6 feet tall and is estimated to be 60-75 years old. You are looking west across the Loudoun Valley towards the main chains of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Photo taken in August of 2010.

Cobalt Blue Icicle

12/12/2013: Icicle in cobalt blue. 2 foot icicle hangs from the roof if my front porch and seems to take on the cobalt blue hue from the crystal clear winter sky. Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of western Loudoun County, northern Virginia.