I am a complete infant in the photo world but I love to take pictures! I usually take my camera with me on most outings so I take alot of them. I don’t have a fancy camera, just a Kodak digital with functions I have yet to learn.
I admire the many true artists on this site and try to learn from their expertise. I am honored to be among them(you) and very flattered when I recieve positive feedback.
Currently, I live in Charlotte, NC. I have lived in several states, travel as often as possible-all state-side-and enjoy taking photos in all the places I have lived and visited. Hopefully, you will enjoy them.
I’ve become addicted to this site since my sister, Kate Purdy introduced me to it. I hope a few of my photos turn out nearly as well as hers. She continues to inspire me with her talent, strength and spirit and I will be eternally grateful for the blessing she has been to me in my life.

Top Ten Challenge Winner Backyard Photography

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Featured in the Virginia Group
Top Ten in Honoring Our Veterans Challenge

Top Ten in Florida Swamps Challenge

Featured in the Spirit of the American Native

Challenge Winner in Welcome to Wisconsin

Featured in the Virginia Group

Featured in the Eastman Kodak Group

Featured in Florida the Sunshine State

Featured in Eastman Kodak Group

Featured in Florida the Sunshine State

Featured in Virginia



  • Joined: January 2008


Virginia Feature!

I am very excited that – for the second time – one of my photos have been chosen to be featured! Virginia is such a beautiful state and packed with history — the opportunity for great images are boundless. The wonderful photos in this group are a great tribute and I feel truly honored to have one of my photos chosen to represent them. Thank you !
Posted over 9 years – 3 comments

Bit of a Nomad

I find I’m a bit of a nomad…don’t know anymore how many addresses I have had --- / I do find that it’s been quite interesting though to live in so many different places. / Once again, I find myself with a new zip code…..I have now relocated from Richmond, Virginia to Tampa, Florida. Can’t say I mind sitting outside this very moment, sipping my coffee with 73 de…
Posted almost 10 years – 2 comments

My Sister's Birthday

Today is my dear sister’s birthday. I am blessed to have such a sister and I thank God that she is! / Here’s to you, my best friend and beautiful sister…HAPPY BIRTHDAY! / May the coming year be as wonderful as you are… I love you!
Posted almost 10 years – 3 comments


The quality or state of being inspired. Inside yourself a moment when your view is changed in a positive manner. Like when a seedling breaks free of it’s soft outter casing or when the fire erupts from the embers. To draw area into your lungs and driving you forward. For some, inspiration comes easily and often. For others is a rare and spiritual event. Inspiration – In spirit. To da…
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