Photo Essay:: Oh, how I love you Chincoteague & Assateague!

If you’re a regular reader of Backseat Writer (and why wouldn’t you be?), you know that there’s no place I’d rather be than in nature, even though it makes me sneeze, gives me sinus issues, and makes me sick.  Still, I love you, nature!  Anyway, despite our turbulent relationship, my current favorite place on planetContinue reading “Photo Essay:: Oh, how I love you Chincoteague & Assateague!”

Frog Spotting 101

If you follow my frog spotting tips, you, too, can take a close-up picture of a frog in a pond.  This little fella lives at the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary. Tramping around the woods and marshes of Pennsylvania has taught me a few things about nature–walk softly, listen closely, and keep your eyes wide open.  ItContinue reading “Frog Spotting 101”

Beauty Divine, Twice Daily

When the sky is clear or even partly cloudy, humans have the opportunity to witness one of nature’s greatest wonders–the rising of the sun in the east and the place of its setting in the west. While I’m not usually awake early enough to catch too many sunrises, each evening I stare in awe atContinue reading “Beauty Divine, Twice Daily”

Photography:: The Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest (in sepia tones) by Katie Tang Katie Tang is a full time youth minister in Greensboro, NC who has a passion for her family, work and photography. She loves to take pictures of her daughter, nieces and nephews and particularly enjoys scenic photography. In her spare time (what little there is), sheContinue reading “Photography:: The Petrified Forest”

The Thrill of the Puddle Jump

I find summer storms thrilling–the dramatic thunderolls, flashes of lightning, the downpour of rain, and the smell of the earth.  While the world is storming, suddenly I feel at peace.  Once the storm ends and the sun reappears, rainbows are scattered throughout the sky and huge puddles dot the earth.  Besides being a dramatic outletContinue reading “The Thrill of the Puddle Jump”

Darling Duckies

Today Sarah, Shari, and I headed to the fish hatchery with Savannah the samoyed and Maddy the shih tzu in tow.  It was a beautiful Memorial Day, and even more exciting when I spotted some duck families.  Sometimes I get in this “photography trance” where I ignore everyone around me and start taking pictures.  IContinue reading “Darling Duckies”