Tag: McDowell Nature Preserve

I was standing, looking at the lake, enjoying the last rays of sun. I saw him come down the tree, to my right, circle around behind me, then stop. I wondered what would happen if I stood absolutely still, so I did. Eventually, he made a wide circle around my to my left, stopped and looked at me, came closer, and closer. As a matter of fact, he came so close that I thought that he might actually mistake me…

It’s been raining or a couple of days now, and since it didn’t appear as if it the rain was going to stop anytime soon, I decided to become one with the rain. I donned a raincoat, put on my Neos overshoes, and headed for the stream. When I got there, it was just about as I expected. The normally placed, just above a trickle stream was quite energetic and there were several new ‘tributaries’ that had formed as the…

I felt like getting out today and shooting, so I waited until the sun started making its descent and headed out about an 90 minutes before sunset. This gave me plenty of time to walk around the trails in McDowell Nature Preserve, feed the mosquitoes, develop a bit of a sweat, and take a few pictures to boot! After I did the sweating thing for a bit, I sat on a bench, watched the sun go down, and listened to…

I had a bit of cabin fever today. I needed to get out of the house. You see, I’ve been stuck in the house, pretty much, for nearly a week. It all started on Tuesday, October 25th. ¬†One of the days of the week that I attend Tai Chi is on Tuesdays. On this particular Tuesday we were doing stance training. Basically, we get into one of our basic stances and hold it for as long as the instructor cares…

By far, my favorite time of the day to shoot is right at sunrise. No bugs. No people. Just nice and quiet. However, I’ve not been doing much shooting in the morning because that’s also when I do my morning walk, which I won’t give up – not even for photography – well, I will on the weekends, sometimes. During the summer, I will stay away from evenings because of the heat, humidity, bugs, and lots of other people roaming…

An early start Not that I’m looking forward to it or anything, but today at 10:49 EDT was the beginning of fall. I celebrated it by going into McDowell Nature Center and Preserve to see if perchance I could find some fall colors. Of course, this would be very early for that, especially here in the piedmont, or foothills area. However, there have been times when I’ve seen the leaves start changing as early as late August, so I was…

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