Sleepy Sundays: April Showers

This weekend I’m adding to the new gallery with something old and a few much newer creations. The photos are from the early and mid 90s, and most of the artwork is from this year. They are proving to be great additions for the spring season and this holiday weekend around this region.

Feel free to take a browse as I continue to move new and older items from Snapping Turtle over to here at its new home at CardCastles in the clouds. 🙂

Have a relaxing Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: Lighthouse

Lighthouse © 2018 Snapping Turtle Arts |

It’s been quite a long while since we shared any photos here. This week, while making some tough decisions, I decided we do just that. This photo is extremely old. It was taken around 1991, and I’m not very sure just which member of my family took it.

If this site stays standing through the rest of this year, (much like this lighthouse still is) I plan on working this into my art somehow. I already have some ideas.

Have you taken any trips lately? Do you plan to?

Have a bright Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: November Chill

November Chill © 2017 Snapping Turtle Arts |

There hasn’t been many photo snaps here in the clouds lately. This weekend I aimed to change that. The perfect moment somehow drifted my way while my son and I were chatting about the noticeable chill in the air that came with November rolling its way in.

With last month being so unseasonably warm for October, we embraced this little bit of crisp with open arms. The changeover signals some events and adventures that will be happening for us as the year closes out.

Do you embrace change or shy away from it?

Have a breezy Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: Wind Whip

Sleepy Sundays

Wind WhipWind Whip

(Click image to view larger)

During the past few days there has been some wind flying through the east coast like nobody’s business. Needless to say I was quite inspired by it. I snapped a few photos, wrote a short story (which you may be reading here on CardCastles shortly), and sketched up this little beauty. I’m quite happy with it. Does it take you to a strange place?

Does the wind inspire you? Do tell. You know I love a good coffee chat!

Have a wind-whipping Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: After the Rain

After the Rain

After the Rain

(Click image to view larger)

It’s rare that I post a photo that has not been cropped or edited in some way. This brief moment in time was different. Some things are just better left untouched. If you look closely, in the center of the photo – there is a faint rainbow. In person, this rainbow was gigantic and dramatic in all of its hues. I so wish I had a better camera on me at the time, but, we were on our way back from grocery shopping and all I had on me was my phone.

Sometimes life has its ways of telling you everything is going to be alright.

When (if at all) was the last time you saw a rainbow? How did it make you feel?

Have a colorful Sunday!

Springtime in the City

My family took a trip to go see one of our lovely relatives in Brooklyn, NY. These are some of the photographic results. There are some interesting stories behind each one. Some photos have larger versions and can be viewed by clicking on each one. Just read the small blurbs beneath each photo for details.

Flowery Trees

Flowery Trees( Taken on the way. Click image to view larger. )

Urban Springtime Urban Springtime(Click image to view larger.)

Brooklyn Bridge_Clouds Backdrop

BK Bridge Clouds backdrop

(This was taken with the camera on an upward tilt while approaching the bridge.)

BK Bridge

BK Bridge shoulder angle

(Shoulder angle)

Structure Structure ground angle

(Ground angle)


(This is a neat one. When I loaded them onto my computer, I noticed a strange reflection that I can only assume is the sun interfering with the glass. Although, some of my family swears it’s some sort of spiritual sign. I’ll let you decide for yourself.)

Beautiful Brooklyn Bridge
Beautiful Brooklyn Bridge

(This is one of my favorites. It really shows off the beauty of the bridge. Click on it to view larger.)

Coney Island Noon
Coney Island Noon

(The larger version showcases the sparkle of the water & the gorgeous clouds. Click the image to view it.)

Bridge Blur
Bridge Blur

(On the way back home.)

BK Sunset
BK Sunset

(Wide shot. Bye, NY! See you again soon! Click image to view larger version and enjoy the beautiful details.)

City Lights
City Lights

(Back home at nightfall.)