Photograph to Product

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Original Old Alexandria Photograph

I have a “shop” on Zazzle called Designs by Peggie.  I created this tote bag, and additional products, from a photograph of hanging Wisteria taken in Old Alexandria, Virginia.

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Wisteria Tote Bag

Using Adobe Elements I processed the original (lighting, tone, sharpness, color) then cropped it to fit onto the tote bag.  The result is pretty cool.  It’s amazing to think that a photograph of hanging wisteria taken several years ago can be adapted to create a product that can be of use as a shopping bag or just to carry items around.   Check out the Wisteria Tote Bag and my other products on Designs by Peggie in Zazzle.

RV Living in Vermont

RV Living RV Trailer VermontA friend was kind enough to invite two of us to join her for a girls’ weekend at the RV Trailer her husband and her own in central Vermont. It was the first time staying in a trailer for the two of us. This photo shows the “line up” of the RV’s. What’s nice is that the RV’s are staggered so each one has a lovely view.  Plus, there is plenty of space in-between to park the car, and each trailer has a picnic table. The RV’s all open to the side where the table is located, so there is a feeling of privacy.

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Cilley Bridge

We spent an entire day finding and photographing the numerous covered bridges that populate this area of Vermont.  The residents in the area are very proud of their bridges and stopped to let us know where there were more. The Cilley Bridge dates to 1883.

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Mill Bridge


The Mill Bridge also dates to 1883.  It’s located just off a main road of little town center.




Mill Bridge Sign
Mill Bridge Sign

It has a great sign at each end of the bridge. One has to wonder when the last time the fine was applied to a driver.  Although, some of the drivers going through the bridge should have been fined.



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Misty Sunrise in Vermont

We loved every minute of our time in the RV and the gorgeous beauty of central Vermont.  Early in the morning on the day we were leaving Mother Nature presented us with a stunning misty sunrise.  We sure do hope we are invited back for another “girls weekend”!

Roadside America and Beyond Video

Tonight I wanted to checkout a friend’s website. I did a search and something I had forgotten about came up. About seven years ago the South Shore Camera Club, which my friend and I belonged to, had a “Fall Foliage Road Trip” to Vermont. Four of us made the trek to northern Vermont for the long weekend. For the next several days we roamed around and about the area and stopped frequently to photograph various places and sights thanks in part to Roadside America.

The camera club put the call out for member videos of the road trip. My friend and I decided to combine our photographs into one video. I had no idea that it was out on YouTube. Here is the “forgotten” video of Susan and Peggie’s Road Side America and Beyond! Thanks to Susan for putting it together with our photographs and the music.

Double Rainbow

After spending the afternoon with my cousin I was heading home. It was spitting rain, just enough to use intermittent wipers on low. As I passed by a group of trees on my left, this beautiful double rainbow appeared. It’s such a rarity to see one, so I pulled over and snapped this photo.

Most rainbows don’t last too long, but this one seemed to linger for a while. What is curious is that it wasn’t raining, just a few drops here and there. A mile or so down the road, I made a right turn. The rainbow was now behind me. After a mile or so I was able to pull over again and took this shot. What a gift from Mother Nature!


Thank you for stopping by my new website. I enjoy many activities such as photography, travel, writing, genealogy, sewing, crafting, history, or anything that happens to come along that interests me.

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I learned a long time ago that it’s quite okay to be interested in a lot of things and subjects. My website will most likely be ever-evolving, with a variety of topics. It will be fun to see what emerges!