Saturday, February 28, 2009

PhotoHunt - "Thankful"

's theme this Saturday is "Thankful".

I can be thankful for two different reasons with this shot: First, I am thankful that I have good friends who remember to bring the champagne to our camping trips. And secondly, I am thankful that Marty decided to shave that scary Mountain Man beard off. :)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Juniper Springs

I always think about waterwheels and old mills being in the mountains for some reason. But as I found out at Juniper Springs in Central Florida, they are also found among the palm trees!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Here's looking at you kid

This green anole was giving me the evil eye, but I still took his photo.

These little lizards are sometimes called chameleons, but they aren't really...even though they can change their skin color from brown to green.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Great Eggfly

This is one of the many types of butterflies that you walk among at the Butterfly Center at Callaway Gardens.

This one is a male Great Eggfly.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Purple Daisies

A few purple daisies (or at least that is what I am going to call them).

The depth of field almost makes this look like I photoshopped the blooms in when you look at it full sized; but I didn't. That is just the way it turned out.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

PhotoHunt - Warm...maybe overheated?

's theme this Saturday is "Warm".

I thought of several options for being warm, including a shot of the delicious lasagna that I had for supper last night, but decided to push "warm" all the way to "overheated".

Here is a pic of me from a hike on the Appalachian Trail and the Len Foote Hike Inn, near Amicalola Falls....I was definitely warm!

For more photos from this trip with friends to the Hike Inn, click here.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Foggy Morning

I love the way that the fog and mist rise over the water on cool mornings.

This is in south Georgia, on the Withlacoochee River just after sunrise.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tornado Damage

We had a pretty good bit of damage nearby, but all was good here at my place...thankfully. Between the storms yesterday and a very busy time at work all week, I have not had a chance to do much photography this week....sorry! I will try to make it up with a photo-shoot on Saturday at Callaway Gardens.

Click the link for some photos taken of the tornado damage by the local newspaper.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tornado fun tonight

Tonight, we have had about a dozen tornadoes come through the surrounding counties tonight. Thus far, nothing within 20 miles or so of here, but we are not out of the woods yet. Not sure if this video thing will work or not, but here is some video from before the sun went down.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Still Protecting Last Year's Crops

She still is out there, standing guard over last year's crops. And she is dressed for success!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

PhotoHunt - Etowah River Tunnel

's theme this Saturday is "Nautical".

As that I really don't have immediate access this week to the major waterways, I am going to take it down a notch and go with a smaller kayak! And just to be even a little more weird, I am going nautical underground!

In his unusual shot, we were paddling on the Etowah River in north Georgia. Back in the goldrush days, they cut an eight foot wide tunnel through the mountain to divert the order to get to a gold deposit in the riverbed. Today, about half of the river still flows through the tunnel, and we kayaked through it. Scary, loud, and very dark. The flash from the camera shows the walls and water; but when you are actually there, it is pitch black and all you can see is the pinpoint of light at the far end of the tunnel.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday the 13th

I am taking the day off from the usual photos with this bit of silliness.

If you ever watched the "Friday the 13th" horror movies with the guy in the hockey mask, then you will perhaps enjoy this little bit of humor from the Savage Chickens website.

Gratuitous Violets, indeed!

And on a side note, HAPPY BIRTHDAY goes out to my father today!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Confederate Building

The upper couple of floors of the Confederate Building in downtown Macon, GA at the corner of 2nd Street and Cotton Avenue...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kids having fun

I caught this shot this past Sunday at Washington Park in Macon, GA. The warm temperatures allowed some kids to get into the fountains and spray the water onto each other. This was accompanied by squeals of delight.

On the Second Sunday of each month, there is a free concert for after-church picnicking. Or the heathens like me can just show up for it without going to church. Either way, it is a nice way to spend the day with some jazz or light rock. This past Sunday, it was an indie rock band that was surprisingly good!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Downtown lights

These lights are along Cotton Avenue in Macon, GA. I am not thrilled with the black and white conversion. I tried adjusting the various color channels, but this is the best that I could get....semi-satisfied.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Moody Sunrise

I haven't had an opportunity to shoot much this week, so this is a recycled image from a while ago. Anytime that the weather turns either very cool or very warm, it makes my life at work much busier (such as the couple of cold mornings this week). But it is nice and warm this weekend, so I am going to get out and enjoy it!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

PhotoHunt: Bridges

I am going to give one of these ongoing photo theme things a try online. I am going with .

This week's theme is Bridges. So here ia shot of the wooden bridge that separates Sapelo Island from Cabretta Island, a few miles off of the coast of Georgia. It was high tide, and the channel and marsh between them was full and the fishermen were trying to take advantage of it.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Faded Red, White, and Blue

I love that old weathered look that old wood has. It just naturally has so much character. And when it is combined with the old paint, it just screams that it has a story, waiting to be told.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Hiking the Appalachian Trail - Old School Style

This is a tribute to a friend of mine, Gene Espy. Gene was the second person to ever thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, and was the first person to hike it from South to North. Click here for a summary of his story.

This is a photo of some of the gear that he took on his 1951 hike on the A.T. It is hard to imagine using this type of heavy gear, when you look at the ultra light weight stuff that hikers have today. He spent 123 days on the trail, which was a much wilder trail at that time than it is now. He said you could hike for several days and never see anyone on it.

Thanks for being a pioneer Gene!

Below is a video that I found on YouTube that is also a nice tribute.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


Despite the cool weather, I have noticed several of these thistle plants popping up in my yard! I am not a big believer in herbicides, but I may have to use some this year.

It definitely would be a pain to do so, but less of a pain than it would be to go barefoot in the yard!