Thomas is a photographer, writer, and artist. She
and her husband
Steve and their son
specialize in landscape, nature, and wildlife photography.
They are always happy to share their passion for photography
with you! If you would like to learn more about taking photos go
The Bog Garden is a wonderful place. Though small, it's filled with a
myriad of plants and animals. As soon as you enter the Bog
Garden it will invite all of your senses to participate in the
experience. The sound is marvelous. I especially love to be
there in the summer when the sound of the saccades are
almost overwhelming. Then there are chirping crickets, frogs,
and lots of birds including ducks, geese, herons, owls, and
osprey. When you walk around to the other side of the Bog Garden
you will begin to hear the small waterfall rushing down the hill
and into the stream below. To top it off there are the beautiful
trees giving the garden the feel of a forest and a variety of
flowers that fill the air with a new smell at every turn.
I can only capture a little of what the Bog Garden is like with my
photos and words. I wanted to share more. Click on the link
below and listen to the bog's waterfall...
Greensboro Bog Garden Waterfall
Beauty is all around us. All we have to do is
see it." Stephanie
"Tree and Pond"
The Tree and the Pond read by Stephanie
The Tree and the Pond
The tree, once strong, now uprooted, lies in the same pond that
nourished it. It reflects on life at the edge of the pond. It
remembers the first time it felt the caress of morning light,
the joyful weight of a late spring snow on its limbs, and
especially in its early years, remembers swaying with
the gentle summer breeze. With fondness it recalls generations
of birds and squirrels that came and went, sometimes making the
branches their home. Its limbs reached out sheltering younger
trees and saplings, its children that grew and still grow
strong. With pride, it recounts the many storms it has weathered
and survived. The tree succumbed to the storms, or age, or
illness, but that matters little now, for after a good long
life, without hesitation, in the end, it gives its life back to
the pond that gave life to it.
Stephanie & Mack Arrington
"Pea Island Sunrise"
"Perfect Day" Pea Island, Outer Banks
"I don't just see beauty, I
experience it. I don't just capture an image, I feel the moment.
When I share my photos with people, I let them into my world to
see what I see and feel what I feel. For some reason I am
compelled to share it. Standing on the mountain means little if
I can't capture the feeling and awe of that moment and give it
to someone who needs it." Stephanie
are interested in Stephanie's book
"Pushed to the
Corner" go to:
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are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is
a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. --
David and Stephanie
enjoyed spending a week taking photos in the breathtaking
"Cloud Sprawl across Maroon Bells"
"Cascade on Lake Creek near Twin Lakes"
"Aspen Mountain - Arrowhead Balsamroot "
"Independence Pass - Panorama Accent to
Mount Twining "
"Common Dolphins Surfing" Ventura
and David spent a couple of days in the middle of August
climbing up, climbing down, falling down, and scrambling to
shoot some of North Carolina's gorgeous waterfalls.
"With our photos we hope to
reacquaint people with the beauty that surrounds us all while at the
same time promote an appreciation for nature and encourage
"Cullasaja Falls NC"
camera allows you to focus in on what’s important, while at the
same time cropping out the distracting elements of the rest of
the world.” Steve
If you have never been to Hanging Rock,
you should take a weekend to go up there and explore the
beautiful cascades, falls, and mountain view. It's hard to
believe all of this beauty is just one hour's drive from
"Lower Cascade Falls NC"
If you wish to make a
purchase or have questions, you
can email Stephanie at
Stephanie@AShadeOfArt.com, or call
To purchase Stephanie and Mack Arrington's book
of photos and poetry called "Love, Joy and Peace" go to:
Love, Life and Peace
You can find their work for sale
at The Gallery of Art in the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Circa Gallery in Asheboro
NC, and Aubrey Home in Greensboro NC.
Chamber of Commerce - Gallery of Art
bios, awards, other exhibits
commercial and editorial photography you can contact Stephanie
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