Author: Paul

I spent a pleasant few days in Santa Clara, California. I was attending a conference for work. I learned quite a bit. Fortunately, for me, the hotel was located right on the edge of a salt marsh of the San Francisco Bay. I had the opportunity to walk, photograph, and enjoy the surrounding area before the days events started. Also, as a bonus, since Pedro lives in nearby San Jose, I got to have dinner with him and his wife…

Well, I had planned to attend the Peter Turnley workshop in Cuba at the end December, but I took too long to make up my mind, trying to decide between going/not going, going in December, or waiting until February. But, if one waits long enough, things will resolve themselves. 🙂 I finally decided on December 30th. I wrote the check, let it sit on my desk for a couple of more days while I reconsidered if I wanted to do…

Well, some color has finally come to the piedmont. There are splotches of color throughout the forest, some yellows, some reds, even a few oranges here and there, but not the Florida kind! 🙂 This morning there was a bit of fog, so I skipped the usual walk and headed to the lake, hoping that there would be quite a bit of fog there. There was some, though not quite a bit. What was there lended a nice pastel feeling…

Well, there are not geese nor ganders in this picture, but it is always worth it, for me, to have a gander at this retention pond. On this particular morning, I startled a few ducks that were swimming about. They didn’t fly far, just to the other side of the pond, but I appreciated their flight. 🙂

The other day at the halfway point of my walk while I was wandering about and taking a few pictures, I heard a quite audible – “thunk”!. Next, a sort of “plop” as a sparrow fell to the sidewalk next to the windows of Marble Slab Creamery. The poor birdie was quite a bit dazed and confused. He kept shaking his head, trying to get his bearings, and get himself back in business. As I approached, I saw that there…

During this morning’s walk, I saw these students waiting on the bus, taking advantage of the shade. Today, it’s about 86 degrees here in Charlotte. Not exactly the fall-like weather that I had hoped for. However, the rest of the week looks promising with highs in the 60s and lows in the low 50s. Fingers crossed! 🙂

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