Thursday, December 31, 2009


This year I will be working on a Photo book, there I said it, I wrote it, I put it out there in the atmosphere. I believe it will come to pass.Happy New Year!!!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cascade Falls

Where peacefull waters flow, this picture is special my son and I were taken pictures together, something I always dreamed of, the family that takes pictures together,..... It's nice that the three of us have something that we we love together.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


This is one of my favorites,taken at the Aquatic gardens in Washington Dc.I spent a lot of time there this summer the flowers were beautiful.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Icy Stream

I had a great time taking this shot.The snow was almost knee deep. Gary let me out of the Jeep and I waded through the field, to get to the water. I slipped and slided down to the water but it was great.We got over 20 inches of snow this weekend.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Gary and I went to Dickeyville, a hideaway tucked away in the city,founded in 1772. I loved this house, old but beautiful. It was snowing and cold and one of the best days ever. Gary and I treasure our saturday picture taking days. We call them Gary and Valerie excelent adventures.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Spiral Copper Bangle

Spiral Bangle that I created 5 AM,mornings are my best times to work I photographed this piece using natural window light.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Red Trees

I love trees, and these were beautiful and red, it was a raining day which made it perfect for taking pictures,the colors are wonderful. I remember one year I knitted a long swater coat us ing fall colors.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Street Lights

This shot was taken at 5:00 a.m. The leaves were so golden and pretty.It rained on Monday, needless to say the leaves are long gone, but i got the shot.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Where peaceful Waters Flow

I shot this today at a lake in Howard County in between the rain. I was determine that rain would not keep me inside. This is my favorite season. The reason I stay on the the East coast. I love the colors!!!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall Folige

This picture was taken about 6:30 pm today. I got home early and had some light. I was so excited, because the weather man said we would have a raining weekend again. But I got the shot tonight. Let the good times roll.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The water lillies slide show were taken at the Aquactic Gardens in Washington DC. It is worth the trip. The Grounds are beautiful, and very peaceful.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Lady Monarch

Butterflies truly amaze me. They are so delicate and their colors are glorious. This picture was taken at Brookeside Gardens, located in Maryland. My husband Gary who is also an amazing photographer, introduced me to the Gardens last summer. The Butterflies are from all over the world. You can walk around and they land right on you. I took so many photos. I use their colors to help me design jewelry.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Pink Lady

I photographed this Lotus at the Aquatic Garden in Washington DC. One of my favorite places . You have to imagine fields of these ,about four feet tall, They are so beautiful and serene dancing in the gentile breezes of summer.
My name is Valerie Gillis,
I started taking pictures in the 70's, I'm giving away my age. I have always enjoyed shooting nature, flowers, and animals, not to much a people person. Photographers generally are not. But I can't speak for everyone, just me. I love landscapes, waterfalls and trees. My camera of choice is Nikon D90. I grew up with a Cannon AE1, man I loved that camera, my brother found one for me out west. I treasure it. Well this is my first post to this blog. I will be posting some of my pictures soon. Stay tune!