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Fall Vegetables

January 05, 2021 - I had never before planted a fall vegetable garden before because the time when it needs to be planted, August, has alwa...
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Winter Macros

March 17, 2020 - Winter is a good time to take photos in my studio. Now that I am at home for a while I have lots of time to do that. I a...
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Winter Visit to Sandy Creek

December 18, 2019 - Ed and I haven't been out to Sandy Creek Nature Center for too long. We finally went back a couple of weeks ago. The fir...
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Birchmore Trail Hike

November 25, 2019 - Birchmore Trail starts behind the administration building in Memorial Park. It is a moderate hike through hardwood fores...
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A Visit to the Beloved Land

October 30, 2019 - A few weeks ago Ed and I took another OLLI hike through 250 acres of woods known to the Muscogee as The Beloved Land. Ou...
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More Amicalola Falls Photos

October 12, 2019 - More photos from our trip to Amicalola Falls are now on my homepage slideshow. The weather changed from cloudy on the fi...
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Amicalola Falls in Summer Part 1

September 29, 2019 - Finally here is the first group of photos of our visit to Amicalola Falls in August. We stayed at the inn two nights for...
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More Vogel SP photos

August 30, 2019 - No, these aren't the Amicalola Falls photos. These are the rest of the Vogel State Park photos. These chronicle our four...
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Vogel State Park Hikes

August 18, 2019 - A couple of weeks ago, Ed and I drove through winding, curvy forested lanes to Vogel State Park in north Georgia where w...
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Squirrels

July 04, 2019 - I have been meaning to spend some time stalking my small garden wildlife. Finally on a cool summer morning I lumbered my...
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Moss Macros

June 25, 2019 - This week I am adding some macro photos of mosses from my Granite Outcrop excursion in March to my homepage slideshow. C...
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I fast trip to Sapelo Island

May 28, 2019 - Early in April Ed and I joined a small group in a small van to ride for six hours to the coast of Georgia. This was an O...
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North Oconee River Greenway in the Fall

November 24, 2018 - Ed and I finally got out to view some autumn scenery last week after the rains quit. We went out to one of our favorite...
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Beech Haven: A Walking Tour

October 15, 2018 - Ed and I finally joined OLLI last month. I originally resisted it because it seemed expensive. You have to pay a fee for...
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Butterflies, spiders, bees, and wasps

September 24, 2018 - All kinds of insects compete with each other for pollen and nectar on the same flowers and sometimes it can get violent.
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More butterflies

September 10, 2018 - As I mentioned last week, this has been a great summer for butterflies. I have added more views of the gorgeous Eastern...
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A good year for butterflies

September 04, 2018 - The droughts of the last couple of summers produced few butterflies. The caterpillar needs a lot to eat and the pupa nee...
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Moss, lichen and weeds can be beautiful too.

August 02, 2018 - Moss, lichen and weeds are plants in nearly every yard. They are especially abundant during this year's extraordinarily...
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Summer in the Backyard

July 12, 2018 - I spent a couple of hours in my backyard yesterday morning trying out a new technique and trying to catch some of those...
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North Georgia Daylily Show

June 14, 2018 - A few weeks ago Ed and I attended the 2018 North Georgia Daylily Show sponsored by the North Georgia Daylily Society at...
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Light Painting Practice

May 26, 2018 - Inspired by Ken Storey's exhibit which is currently showing at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and by his very hel...
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Springtime at the SBGG

May 19, 2018 - On a bright spring afternoon at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia the colors are stunning. What a mix of pinks, purp...
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First Place! Georgia Strawberry Festival

April 28, 2018 - Drove down to Reynolds, Georgia today to enjoy the Georgia Strawberry Festival. I had submitted ten photos to the amateu...
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ReOrchid

February 28, 2018 - This Phalaenopis is the orchid given to me by GeorgiaVIEW when I retired. This is the first time I have been able to get...
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Spider Stories for Halloween

October 08, 2017 - This having been an unusually wet summer, September saw a bumper crop of spiders. My front yard, dotted with trees and s...
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DeSoto Falls

August 27, 2017 - DeSoto Falls (https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/conf/recarea/?recid=10524) in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is...
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Retirement Bouquet

August 13, 2017 - As many of my friends know, last Thursday I retired after 16 years with the University System of Georgia Information Tec...
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Agate Slab

March 11, 2017 - As promised I have added a photo of the agate slab that I bought at the Athens Gem and Mineral Show last weekend to my h...
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Sandy Creek Nature Center in Winter

December 31, 2016 - I made my usual post holiday visit to SCNC with my family and my camera. Although it is the same place. It always looks...
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Gibbs Garden's Waterlilies

November 01, 2016 - A few weeks ago Ed treated me to a trip to Gibbs Garden on the day before the Monet Waterlily Festival weekend. This was...
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Seeing Deep into a Yucca

October 09, 2016 - One Saturday morning a few weeks ago, I walked past Ed's giant Yucca Filamentosa and saw pictures. This yucca is a nativ...
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SBGG Summer 2016

September 03, 2016 - My homepage slide show now features a few recent shots of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia from this summer. Close...
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Euphorbia Milii

May 14, 2016 - My Euphorbia Milii bloomed last week and I was able to get some close-ups of the flowers. This euphorbia is a native of...
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A Story of Reflections

December 23, 2015 - No, not metaphorical, literally reflections. I admired photos of reflections of isolated objects and tried replicating t...
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Frosty Saturday

December 07, 2015 - Saturday was the first really frosty morning of the season. I jumped out early to see what I could capture. An abelia bu...
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Autumn in Johnsonia

November 07, 2015 - Too busy to get away but fortunately, autumn came to visit me. I have heard it said that a wet fall makes a colorful fal...
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Halloween Spider Collection

October 30, 2015 - In time for Halloween I have posted some new and some old spider photos on my homepage slide show. Click on the image to...
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Tallulah Gorge

August 16, 2015 - Tallulah Gorge State Park in north Georgia near Clayton, Georgia is an amazing site. It is a short drive from Athens, bu...
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iStock Contributor

July 20, 2015 - Several of my images have now been accepted by iStockphoto.com stock photography website. iStock is part of Getty Images...
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A Day at the Bot Gard

June 13, 2015 - We had just arrived at the steps of the garden when, looking up, saw the shadow of a lizard showing through a large back...
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OCAF Members Show

May 26, 2015 - The OCA F Members Show opens Friday evening. For some very interesting art of all descriptions by locals take a short dr...
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Sandcastles

May 19, 2015 - See my homepage slideshow for a collection of sandcastles from Hilton Head Island. Why do people have an impulse to buil...
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Beach

May 08, 2015 - Today I've added to my homepage slide show some photos of beach scenes from Hilton Head Island. People enjoying the beac...
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Seabirds

May 01, 2015 - There are still a lot of photos from our Hilton Head Island trip to post. I've just added a few new ones to my homepage...
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Exuberance

April 22, 2015 - I have such a large collection of photos from our recent trip to Hilton Head Island it is is little difficult to decide...
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Art of Georgia photo op

March 30, 2015 - Today was delivery of the "Art of Georgia II" exhibit at the state capital. I had an opportunity to meet many other nort...
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Art of Georgia II

March 18, 2015 - For the second time one of my photos was selected for the Art of Georgia exhibit at the State Capital! The theme is "Por...
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Canada Geese at SCNC

February 15, 2015 - I was able to get some pretty good shots of the Canada Geese at the Sandy Creek Nature Center over the last couple of we...
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Second Trip to the SCNC Aquarium

January 27, 2015 - Last weekend it was a bit too windy to spend much time in shade on the banks of Clay Pit Pond so Ed and I revisited the...
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Sandy Creek Aquarium

January 03, 2015 - On a cold and damp day last week instead of hiking around Clay Pit Pond, I peaked into the Sandy Creek Nature Center exh...
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Some Autumn Views

October 13, 2014 - Although it is still early in the season, I have found a bit of color emerging in my yard in Athens, Georgia. See my hom...
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Anna Ruby Falls

August 25, 2014 - Today I’m posting the final segment of my series on Unicoi State Park and Anna Ruby Falls. Curtis Creek and York Creek t...
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Smith Creek

August 22, 2014 - The trail to Anna Ruby Falls follows Smith Creek. It flows at the base of the falls as a convergence of Curtis Creek and...
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More of Unicoi State Park

August 20, 2014 - Making our way around Unicoi Lake we ended the first day with a hike down Frog Pond Nature Trail.
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Taking a Break

August 19, 2014 - There is a photographer’s saying that if you want to make awesome photographs, stand in front of something awesome. Last...
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More Fort Yargo

July 02, 2014 - We made a second trip to Fort Yargo last weekend. There was a lot of activity there. Kayakers, a rowing team, and lots o...
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Fort Yargo

June 24, 2014 - Not long after we moved to Athens we set off to explore the area. So it wasn't long before we visited Fort Yargo State P...
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Shell Macros

June 12, 2014 - My gastropod shot was so successful I decided to do some more like it. I've posted some recent ones on my homepage. The...
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Spring Flowers

May 19, 2014 - Here are a few photos from my garden taken before the recent rains. From overhead the Japanese Iris bed has a graphic qu...
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Must See Moments

April 30, 2014 - Popular Photography is hosting a context sponsored by Transition Lenses. The theme is "Must See Moments." I interpret th...
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Early Spring at Clay Pit Pond

March 26, 2014 - Ed and I seized a rare warm Saturday to spend a few hours at Sandy Creek Nature Center to see how the spring is beginnin...
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A Clay Pit Pond Winter

February 03, 2014 - A few more photos from a visit we made a couple of weeks ago to Clay Pit Pond at the Sandy Creek Nature Center are poste...
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Snow Day

January 29, 2014 - We saw a light snow in Athens yesterday afternoon and overnight so my office was closed today. It was a chance for me to...
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Clay Pit Flood

January 19, 2014 - A week ago a major thunder storm rumbled through Clarke County. The day after was a bright warm day so Ed and I spent a...
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How to Avoid the Black Friday Crowds

November 30, 2013 - Don’t go shopping. Instead, my sherpa, Ed, and I spent Friday afternoon at Sandy Creek Nature Center. I was eager to pra...
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Autumnals

October 27, 2013 - The dogwood in my yard is turning beautiful shades of red and the Autumn Azuretum is blooming. It's time for some images...
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Watson Mill Bridge

October 02, 2013 - A couple of weeks ago, Ed and I made a little trip to Watson Mill Bridge State Park. We had been there before, but it ha...
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NEW! Greeting Cards For You

January 26, 2013 - I've been sending greeting cards made from my photos to friends and family for a while. They really seem to like them an...
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