What is the value of family? Priceless. Our recent vacation took us to Mt. Pisgah in North Carolina. Yes the camping was great and the food was great. We did a little bit of hiking and little bit of shopping. But we did a WHOLE LOT of family.

It was an absolutely wonderful time with family relaxing in the woods eating s’mores, chatting, eating s’mores, hiking and then eating s’mores. My daughters had nearly twenty cousins to enjoy their time with.

Why mention that here? For the simple reason that the only thing that we have to remember this by are the pictures that _DSC0832 remain (that and a few pounds from all the s’mores.) I love creating lasting family portraits with the camera – it is my artists brush.

I am only including a few here from some of the landscape images that I had some time to capture – and one image of the s’mores.