Category Archives: Nature

The leaves, they are a changin’

This was the view Saturday afternoon from the Rough Ridge trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Linn Cove Viaduct is visible in the distance in the upper left corner. It was a beautiful afternoon for a drive on the Parkway and for a hike up Rough Ridge. The 40 mph wind gusts are not […]

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Here Comes the Sun… do do do do, and I say it’s all right

Even though I suck at shooting flowers, I couldn’t help but stop and see what opportunities there might be in a patch of roadside sunflowers I spotted along I-40 near Hickory. Now that my flower jones, with all of its inherent frustration is out of my system, I can go back to shooting my usual […]

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I don’t usually shoot flowers

There’s a reason I don’t usually shoot flowers. It’s because every time I do, the pictures suck. Thus, I’ve managed to make it through more than a year of blogging, and this is the first flower shot I’ve posted. My friend, Carl Moser, would think these are cool, and the picture doesn’t suck, so voil√†. […]

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Ice moth

The flu didn’t kill me, but it did knock me on my butt for two weeks. This weekend, for the first time since I got back from Florida, I felt good enough to get out of the house and go shooting with a friend. We drove to the mountains and found a spot along the […]

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Tree week – I didn’t plan it, that’s just how it worked out.

I promise this will be the last tree I post for a while. They are such willing subjects when other plans go awry. It looked like there was going to be a spectacular sunset last night. So I schlepped all my stuff to the perfect viewpoint and the sun hid behind clouds and produced no […]

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Hawk’s perch

Well, it’s not cold, but it’s not hot either. The weather has finally cooled, and the mist is rolling in at dusk. The neighborhood hawk isn’t on his perch, at the top of the dead tree, but he’ll be back. He’s gotta keep an eye on the donkeys. This is another shot of the pasture […]

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Will it ever be cold again?

I am sick of the hot weather. It was 92 degrees yesterday, in a continuation of a relentlessly hot summer. I want some cool temperatures. Sticking my head in the refrigerator doesn’t count. I just end up with another hunk of salami and I’m outta there. I want to look out my window and see […]

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Just add water

I’m now starting the second month of blogging, and so far I’ve posted something every day. I have yet to post any landscape shots, and I guess it’s about time. There’s a well known saying, “Dying is easy; comedy is hard.” When it comes to photography, people are easy; landscapes are hard. At least for […]

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