Hide and seek

This evening, thanks to an earlier nap, I am awake at 11:10 PM … which is quite unusual for me...

As summer loosens its grip

This morning, I noticed that the temperature was a pleasant 68 degrees with only 60% humidity. I thought: What a...

Cuba – next year?

Since about February of 1962, which was when I was born, travel to Cuba, for most Americans has been illegal...

Tom’s Creek Falls

Within Pisgah National Forest, parts of it very close to Vanessa’s house, there are a number of waterfalls. She had...

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Mills River Valley Overlook – One of my favorite spots on The Blue Ridge Parkway. On Saturday, I was doing some closet cleanup and happened to run across my, now discontinued, Epson P-3000 Multimedia Storage Viewer. I’d not seen, nor…

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Yesterday, I went to one of my favorite photo hunting grounds, McDowell Nature Preserve. It was an overcast morning, but I was up early and wanted to get some shots. As mentioned earlier, we are in the grasp of a…

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Here in Charlotte, we are in a drought – a “normal” one. One that doesn’t contain an adjective like severe, extreme, or at the top level, exceptional. We are a few inches below normal for the past couple of months…

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Meet Niblet! One day, Vanessa told me about this cute dog that she had seen on Facebook. It was at a shelter near her house. Though, at that time, she didn’t think that she really wanted to have a dog…

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The other day, I went out and took some pictures of this guy, Metalmorphosis. When I got back home, I looked at the pictures on my screen and thought: None of these look that sharp. They’re all a tiny bit…