Posted on August 29, 2014
Even though Fall is my favorite season, I am not quite ready for Summer to leave us just yet. Here are some images that speak Summer to me. The two bucks were shot through tall grass (blurring the image), because I did not want to scare them away.
Posted on August 27, 2014
Civil War soldiers often had little to eat, especially soldiers of the Confederacy. Efforts were made early in the war by the Union to have a cook (Chef Major) and assistant for every 100 soldiers. These cooks – where they existed – would have traveled in a wagon with their provisions, tent, and cookware. Cooking was usually done by these cooks with cast iron cookware because of its durability, cost, and even heating. Soldiers would carry a tin (for its light weight) mess kit of a plate, cup, and eating utensils. The reenactment soldiers used era cookware, but definitely ate better than Civil War soldiers.
Posted on August 25, 2014
I set the Wayback Machine to the Civil War, stepped in, and pulled the start lever. To my consternation (but ultimate enjoyment) the machine took me to a Civil War reenactment camp in 2014. (I do have to get that thing fixed!). Hope you enjoy the faces of the Civil War reenactment. The participants came from all over the country and stayed in character the whole day. I arrived just as the camp was getting up and going. These portraits were with permission . . . the glares were part of their staying in character. 🙂
Posted on August 18, 2014
Posted on August 12, 2014
The rose, featured today is found in our front yard. Unlike many roses today, our roses are very aromatic; almost intoxicating with their rich perfume. This is how a singular rose transitions through 48 hours. Enjoy and feel free to leave your critiques, comments, and reflections.
Posted on August 7, 2014
Posted on August 5, 2014
Pat and I rarely do evening shoots, in part (as Pat noted) there is a sense of being hurried by the setting sun. One evening a couple of weeks ago we did go out in the evening and were richly rewarded by a magnificent lingering sunset. It was like a 3-act opera. We started with an overture as the sun teased us with what was yet to come, then a first act where the dramatic sun began to color the sky well before sunset. The second act occurred when the sun was just above our horizon, followed by a third act where the sun disappears. Well after the sun was gone we were treated to a gorgeous magenta finale. Hope you enjoy this lingering sunset.
Posted on August 2, 2014
When shooting flowers (yesterday’s post), I often encounter bugs and spiders along the way. They can add interest to a flower picture (like the first three images below) or they can become the star (as in the last two pictures). The vibrant spider was hanging and climbing near a flower box on our deck. Today, the captions tell the story.
Posted on August 1, 2014
I always enjoy the flowers of summer. This summer it seems like the plants are bigger and earlier. The blooms are showing off with vibrant color. Here is a small selection of recent shots of summer flowers. Tomorrow, the bugs of summer.