Author: Paul

Unlike the dogs of Guatemala, in this post, I met some rather friendly fellows in Central Park in NY this past week. They were quite happy to have their pictures taken beside, what I assume is, their hero, Balto. 🙂 Taken with the Hipstamatic app.

It’s still a bit warm and humid in the Carolinas, but the mornings are now in the mid to low 60s, of which I am very appreciative! This is another shot from my day in Charleston. I was very tempted to join this man and the kids that were darting in out of the water, but I had my electronics with me. I’m sure that Rob would have held them for me, but I wanted to take pictures too! I’ve…

Yesterday, September 2, 2016, was a hot, oppressively humid day in Charleston, SC. My friend, Robert, was visiting from Ohio. I’d driven down to Charleston to show him the city. When we arrived, we started by looking out over the bay, the USS Yorktown, slightly to the left, in the distance. Off to our right, Fort Sumter, whose flags can usually be seen proudly flapping in the breeze, sat limply, listlessly in the nearly breezeless afternoon . Fort Sumter is…

The other day, during my morning walk, I heard a familiar sound that I hadn’t heard for a few months. A diesel engine … that of a school bus! The drivers were out practicing their routes, getting timings, or becoming familiar with the route, I suppose. Yesterday, I saw this group of people floating lazily down the Saluda River in Columbia, SC. There were a few kids in the mix. Now, it’s time to put down those summer party favors…

In reality, solar eclipses are not all that rare – for a particular area they are. The next one for North America will be in 2024, but they happen around the world frequently. If you want to know, here ya go! I had made plans to take pictures of the eclipse using the time lapse feature of my camera, but lo and behold, I had to revert to old school. You see, even the little bit of light getting around…

It’s days like this, hot and humid days, when I think of the mountains, frequently. I think of how nice and cool it is atop of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River – right here in little ol’ North Carolina. I was up there a few weeks ago. It was 90+ in Charlotte, but atop of Mt. Mitchell, a nice, cool 58, or so. It was lovely and a bit chilly. However, thanks to one Willis…

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