Author: Paul

Since about February of 1962, which was when I was born, travel to Cuba, for most Americans has been illegal. It is the ONLY country that we are restricted from visiting. There are, however, many people who have visited it illegally. You can catch a flight to any number of other countries, such as Canada and Mexico, and catch another flight to Cuba; however, if you were found to have a Cuban stamp in your passport, you could face hefty…

Monday evening I was thinking about sunflowers and thought: Well, I haven’t been out to see the sunflowers since last year, I’ll drive out to Brattonsville, SC and check them out. They ought to be pretty “sunny”. I checked my Lightroom library and saw that it had been 2 years since I was there. Say what???  I couldn’t believe that – it seemed like it was only last July, not July 2013. Go figure. Anyway, away I went. It’s about a…

Yesterday morning, as is my habit every morning, I looked out of the window into the backyard. I noticed this hawk camped out on the fence enjoying a few tasty bits of what looked like a mouse. He was very vigilant. He’d shred a bit, eat it, have a look around, then repeat. I guess that he knew that even though he’s a predator, there are others higher up the food chain than he! 😀 I went and got my Nikon…

La madrugada is the Spanish word for “dawn”. I just like the sound of it. Saturday morning, around dawn, I spent an hour and just a little bit more, exploring my backyard. I’ve lived in this house for just over 3 years and have never spent an hour in the backyard, other than to cut the grass and trim the edges. Saturday, I got to have a look at my crepe myrtle trees, my neighbor’s grapevine, a weed or two…

This morning, just before sunrise, I went back to McDowell Nature Preserve with my Nikon 105 mm macro lens, Nikon D750, and a my tripod. I wanted to take a closer look at the shells on the beach, the normally inaccessible beach. I spent a pleasant hour or so photographing various things of interest to me. This weekend, I spent quite a bit of time on the tripod. It’s a great way to slow down. The only thing that I…

A frequent visitor to my back yard since I installed the bird feeder. I think that this act of camouflage may not be working exactly as planned, but then again, it could be a nice, comfy resting spot.

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