Birds of the Everglades

The Everglades, especially in the rainy season, is a slow-moving river 60 miles wide and over 100 miles long. Shaped by water and fire, the Everglades experience frequent flooding in the wet season and drought in the dry season. While we often think of the Everglades as dense marshlands, there are also expansive grasslands throughout the area. Our (me and Pat) expedition to the…

The Rookery

I got back Tuesday from a wonderful visit with friend and fellow photoblogger Pat, and her hubby. Naples Florida was our home base, but Pat and I did a few photo safaris. One such visit was to the Venice Rookery. A rookery is a nesting area for birds that are harmonious (mostly) with each other. This particular rookery was a small island – maybe…

Sofa, Porch & Deck

The temperatures have been bitterly cold and the lighting dismal, but I have kept shooting. The delay in posting has been due to some out-of-country guests staying in my studio (downstairs bedroom). The first two shots are from Sochi. Actually they are taken from my sofa while watching the Olympics. (Note: these are not for sale and are posted for educational purposes only in…

Quirky, the Sequel

Friday seems like a good day for quirky, so here is the second installment of some rather quirky pictures.

Lights

In reviewing my photos from 2013, I realized that there were quite a few I didn’t share for a variety of reasons (not ready, forgot about, old age, etc.) so I thought I might share a few at a time. These four are all about light. The first two were taken on the same day within a few minutes of each other. One is…

Top Picks of 2013 Pics

Asking a photographer to pick his or her favorite picture is like asking a parent to pick their favorite child; you love them all, but in different ways. Here are eight of my favorites from the ones I posted this year. Which is your favorite? Others posted that you like more? I will be posting my favorite unposted-in-2013 pictures in a few days.

Rust, Rot, & Decay

Despite the rather gloomy title, I find a real beauty in these reminders from nature of the transient reality of everything . . . whether created or man made. The chemical oxidation of metal produces rust that is often rich with reds and oranges as in the railing on a footbridge and the extra character added to a mailbox. The rotting wood from a…

My Sunshine

Most of the color is gone from the trees and flowers except for the muted brown of the oak leaves. The sun is getting lower in the sky, the nights are longer, and we have had our first snowfall. Even with a grey outlook for the bleakness of winter, with photos we can still experience the sun’s warmth and cheer. Enjoy the sunshine of…

Spiders, ‘Gaters, and a Waterbug

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…

Train Station Impressions

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…