Generations

Like generational families, waterfalls put front and center the harmony of youthful vibrance surrounded by the wisdom of the aged.  Each  is beautiful in its own right, but their coexistence is pure and  elegant.

Eastatoe Falls – Brevard, NC

Thanks to my best bud Carl, I had a wonderful weekend packed with western North Carolina goodness!  It was a confluence of friendship, hiking, camping, and photography, all of which exemplify and reinforced to me God’s blessings of nature.  I often take for granted how much each means to me, not to mention their relatively easy […]

Roaring Fork Falls – Pisgah National Forest, NC

Roaring Fork is easily accessible.  A short, peaceful half mile walk along an old road bed to the falls capped off a relaxing and scenic day for Kathy and me.  Autumn colors were mostly gone, and is often the case in this region, the falls were surrounded by Rhododendrons (evergreen).  So in the end, I felt B&W […]

Western North Carolina Color #1 – Countryside

Kathy and I recently enjoyed a relaxing week in and around the Asheville/Burnsville area.  Both of us were fighting sinus and respiratory infections, so our exploration was limited to the “drive by” approach rather than hiking like planned.  We still made the most of it and enjoyed each moment and mile.  Special thanks to our […]

Lake with a View – GTNP

“The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.”  ~Georges Simenon I admit, mountains appeal to me much more than lakes.  The combo, however, is hard to argue with.  

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Pilgrim Creek Area in B&W

This cloudy morning brought to you by …. a hiatus in grizzly activity!  This exact location was packed with wildlife photogs the entire week we were in the Grand Tetons (first full week of June).  399, a local grizzly famous across the planet for surviving 24+ winters in the Yellowstone basin and for bearing multiple sets […]

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Lake Life at Colter Bay

Colter Bay is a popular destination for summer tourists of Grand Teton National Park.  It is both a village with rustic cabins, a store, and many trails, as well as a marina on Jackson Lake with boating options galore.  The Teton range backdrop does not get much better than this.

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Mount Moran

Mount Moran from Oxbow Bend. “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”  ~John Muir  

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Hope Springs Eternal

Just a few miles north of Flagg Canyon we saw this!  See my previous post for the contrast.  Spring, popping through but not yet completely overtaking the snow.  Just inside the Yellowstone south entrance, much snow still remained in early June after a 700+ inch winter of snowfall!

B&W – From Pier to Swamp

Another of Venice Pier; this one earlier in the morning, and I was lucky to capture a lightning strike in the distance.  Later in the day we ventured to the Everglades to catch a few thunderheads.  It is amazing how quickly the weather shifts and changes on hot south Florida days in the swamp!

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Pier One (and Two) – Venice, FL

My best bud Carl and I took a getaway trip to south FL prior to his recent surgery.  For us, there’s nothing like the “therapy” of shooting and chilling.  He introduced me to the pier in Venice, which is a beautiful structure, and it’s a serene one at daybreak.  I love piers like this.  They […]

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Duck Hunt at Port O’Connor, TX

Recently I had a chance to go duck hunting, thanks to my long time friend and dentist Keith Broome (an amazingly kind, faithful, and talented guy).  It’s been at least 35-40 years since I’ve hunted, and this was my first time duck hunting.  It brought back lots of childhood memories of my dad taking me […]

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