Category: Personal

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…

Not a lot to say today, just thought that I’d share a photo that I took last night. Spent about 30 minutes, perhaps less, down at the park. When I looked outside yesterday evening, I noticed some interesting clouds in the west, so thought that I might hobble my way down to the lake and shoot a few. A good sunrise or sunset always does wonders for the mood! The leaves are holding steady in their color and the knee…

Master of all he surveys. In case any of you are wondering, which I’m sure you are, Anita is doing fine and dandy. As usual, she has bitten off a lot of photography showing work and is, as usual, burning the midnight oil. Congratulations on beginning the transformation of your house to the home of an artist I was fairly confident that you would sail through the second time around with framing. ~Anita While I was out in California, she…

Colorado? Nebraska? It’s hard to tell the difference! I’m glad to be back home. Tony is settled in Nebraska. Total drive/ride time to Nebraska, 22 hours, plus 4.5 to Denver. The way back, about 3.5 hours! I’m thankful for air travel. Overall, I had a good time and I’m glad that I did it, but it was tiring. Hobbs is back with me, snoozing comfortably in his bed, a welcome sight. I took this top photo from the California Zephyr…

Home of Arbor Day? How’s that possible? There aren’t even any trees here! Today, it was all about driving across Kansas, but we finally pulled in about 8:00 PM CDT. Tony said that he would most certainly not be driving home for Christmas. Now, he has an idea of exactly how far away from home he really is … and so do I! This drive was the furthest that I’ve ever driven; previously the Dallas, TX to Akron, OH drive…

Tony and I got up this morning at about 6:00 AM and were on the road, after dropping my car off at the airport, by about 7:15 AM. We arrived in St. Louis, MO at around 5:40 PM, Central Time, some 11 1/2 hours after we left Charlotte. We were both kind of tired and knew that we had about 2 more hours to go to our first destination; however, I really wanted to get a few shots of the…

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