Posted on September 27, 2013
Mushrooms grow well in the damp and dark forests of Georgia. My grandfather was a mushroom expert. He knew which to eat and which could make you very sick (or worse). These caught my eye and the attention of my lens. Mushroom experts, feel free to chime in and identify.
As always, I love to hear your thoughts.
Posted on September 25, 2013
The swamps, forests, and wetlands of Georgia are abundant with bugs, butterflies, and some creepy crawly things. Let me start first with one of the larger inhabitants.
Yes, the alligator pictures were taken with a zoom lens.
In addition to their trapping of bugs and occasional poisonous bites, there is a beauty to many spiders and a snowflake-like differentness to every web.
One final bug picture. Worked hard to get this waterbug to stand still long enough. Finally paid his agent. ‘Shrooms on Friday.
Posted on September 23, 2013
We had a delightful time in Georgia last week visiting our youngest son and his family. Thely live in Grovetown, near Augusta.
We (my son, two grandsons, and me) decided to walk a few hundred yards to the pond near their home. We spotted a butterfly on the way.
I enjoyed the smell and look of the Georgia pines and the woods.
We eventually came to the pond.
Around the pond were flowers that grasshoppers thought were a breakfast buffet.
After I took some pictures, as well as my curious son, we headed home.
Along the way the boys found a centipede (followed by many others!), which the oldest picked up.
The youngest was curious enough about all the cracks (he called them creeks) to pause for a moment.
It was a lovely morning outing. Gaters and spiders on Wednesday.
Posted on September 14, 2013
Sunflowers get their name both from their likeness to the sun and to their sun-seeking head turns during the day. Around here the outer petals are mostly withering, but I found these all in one yard in our neighborhood. The seeds are nearing maturation and will provide food for birds or humans or perhaps seed new flowers for the next summer. Which image do you like most? Why?
Posted on September 10, 2013
These images of my trip to the Jackson Train Station are a bit more impressionistic. There was quite a bit of various types of cobblestone around; still in use from the stations early days.
As I mentioned in my previous post, there is a bit of renovation working going on. This picture was taken through the protective fence around the site.
The final images are of a knot in a railroad tie and a rail. The rail was catching all of the evening sun on its well-worn rail and reflecting a very bright light.
Posted on September 7, 2013
I returned to the Jackson Train Station to pick up my brother and sister-in-law. Once a busy hub, just a handful of passenger trains go through Jackson now. The train was late (as usual) so I got out my camera. The late afternoon/early evening light provided great contrast,
Graffiti on a wall with fence shadows and the shadowed platform both invited my attention.
Posted on September 3, 2013