Category: Personal

I’ve done a fair amount of traveling this year. At the end of August, I was very tired of traveling. I was glad to stay at home. During that time, I just rested, photographed around home, and had a good time. About early November, I had to put my remaining vacation days onto the calendar. I called up Deb, asked her if she’d like to go on vacation with me, she agreed. We decided on Tucson, AZ. As we were…

While this rose is probably nobody’s idea of a perfect rose, it causes a smile to show upon my face, every morning when I awaken. Rain, shine, or even in this morning’s case, frost, that rose is there. It doesn’t seem to know or care that it’s cold outside – it just keeps doing what it’s doing, being a rose, being alive. That I get pleasure from it is inconsequential to the rose – it simply does not exist for…

When I think of the end of fall, I seem to always remember what job I had to complete before the snow set in. My father would insist that I rake the leaves in the backyard and bag them for collection. If you had asked me back then, that was an insurmountable task! I mean the WHOLE backyard??? We had a huge maple tree there and, in actuality, the backyard was quite small – as I found out when I…

I went out photographing this evening and this thought popped up, so I thought that I’d write about it: When I was married, before I left in the morning to go shoot, I’d leave a note indicating where I was headed. Almost 100% of the time, I was back before anyone woke up to see the note, but thought that it was a nice idea to leave it, just in case anyone was wondering my whereabouts; though it was pretty…

Monitoring for squirrels, rabbits, birds, whatever – age 5 The photo to the right is one of the earliest digital pictures that I have of Mr. Hobbs. This was taken when he had just turned 4. I’m sure that I have earlier pictures, but I’d have to ‘search’ the photo archives manually. As you can see, he’s checking out the snowman, getting ready to place his seal of approval upon it as soon as Tony turns his back. LOL Of…

Those Loblolly Pines seem awfully orderly. Hmmm Probably, if you asked a random sampling of Charlotte residents about Ribbonwalk, the most popular response would be: What is that? Like the city in which it’s located, the preserve’s name is derived from Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III of England. The Queen’s mother-in-law owned a woodland garden known as “RibbonWalk” because of how the paths “ribboned” their way through the forest. Purchased as 155 acres in 1987 by Mecklenburg County…

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