Friday, May 29, 2009

Pebbles in the Stream

Just another shot of the pebbles in the stream. I am a real fan of moving water, and love the way the ripples, colorful pebbles, and sky reflections combine in this photo. I realize that it isn't for everyone; but for me, it works.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Damselflies Were Everywhere

The damselflies were out in full force at F. D. Roosevelt State Park last weekend. Several different types were spotted, including this Ebony Jewelwing.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - New Maple Leaves

New Maple Leaves

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wet camping trip

This past weekend's trip to F. D. R. State Park turned out to be a damp one. The heavens opened up a few time on us, and it was misting at other times...but we still had a good time. Most of the group managed to hike the entire Pine Mountain Trail over the two days (22 miles). I only did about 4 or 5 miles on the Wolfden loop as that they were traveling at a pace that I could not maintain during the day. Maybe one day, if I ever get back in shape.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Last school day for the kids

On a side is the last day of school for the kids around here. HURRAY! As that I work for the school district, the summers are quite busy for us...but without the students being in the schools, we can get a lot more work completed in a short time. And as a former teacher, I can tell you that the instructional staff will be relieved when 3:30 gets here this afternoon too!

As that this is also a Flashback Friday entry....I thought that I would try to find an old photo related to school, to celebrate it being the last school day. I didn't like most of my own photos, so I am posting one of my mom! I am sure that she will be thrilled....not! But in any case, here she is as a young lady, about 8 years old.

Flashback Friday

Here is another old photo from sometime around 1971 or 72. It is my great grandmother Starnes (far right), along with many of her kids (including my grandmother), her youngest grand child, and her oldest great grand child (me), taken after church. I always enjoyed going to visit her. She was somewhat strict and prudish, but always had fun and interesting things going on at her house.

In the photo )left to right) are Roy
Starnes, Anne Starnes, Joyce Starnes, Ralph Starnes, Helen Carson (my grandmother), Harvey Starnes, Mamie Jo Branton, Pallie Starnes, Jeff Brooks and Chris Bryson (me).

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wonderful Waterways

You just have to love that special "spring green" color that everything has had this year. After several years of drought, we have had a wonderfully wet year so far and the trees and bushes have loved it!

It has also been a blessing for those of us who enjoy getting out and paddling on the local rivers, such as the Towaliga River, shown here, from my trip this past weekend.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

PhotoHunt - Painted

's theme this Saturday is "PAINTED" I decided to post a Painted Bunting.

This little bird is on of my all time favorites. Painted Buntings are just so colorful. They almost look like they have been dipped in red, blue, and green paint. This one was captured by Norman Smith. My own photo of the "rainbow bird" didn't do it justice.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Heading down the river....

I will be joining some friends for a one night trip down the Towaliga River this weekend. The weather may bring a few afternoon storms, but that just adds to fun. Besides, we will all be wet from swimming anyway!

Here is a photo from the Towaliga a few years ago.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sapelo Island Trip

I just returned from a few days at Sapelo Island, off of the Georgia coast. You can't beat it for a quiet place to enjoy camping, swimming, beach walking, and a glorious lack of houses, condos, and development. Most of these shots are just pics of the 20 or so people that went on the trip, but I hope that you will enjoy them. There was even a pretty rainbow as I pulled into my yard when I got home. How cool is that? Feel free to click on the image to enlarge it, then click your BACK button to return.