Old barn exterior

Barn finds

The Grandparent Road-trip Tour of 2014 concluded with a minimal amount of tears, angst, over-eating, and agitation, and an abundance of laughter, hugs, and love. Setting out last Saturday, we put an additional 1,900 miles on our car traveling from Florida to Arkansas, across the whole of Tennessee, and back to Florida – passing through five states, and two time zones in seven days. None of our parents are as…

ghostfish

Yin and yang

I really should do more archive recon before I head out on my photo hikes. An after-the-fact check showed me that Ponce de Leon State Park is my hot weather Go-To. The twin springs, one clear and the other tannic, are natural air conditioning that bring a cooling breeze to the trails meandering along the water. I found the juncture where the red water and the crystal water merge. There…

magnoliaseeds

Grounded

I went to ground for my photo hike this week, and tried to get a different perspective on a familiar walking trail. Even though Florida doesn’t go through the typical fall foliage changes, there is still early evidence of autumn’s pending arrival, with magnolias dropping their red berries and pines shedding cones. While I’m usually alone when traipsing around this park, a fellow hiker intent on power walking loops around the trails,…

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Dream Cars

Took a short trip to Atlanta this weekend with my menfolk, and stopped at the High Museum of Art to visit its Dream Cars exhibit. More than two dozen concept cars, dating from 1934 to 2010, were on display. Here are a few of my favorites. (The exhibit has been extended through Sept. 14.) (Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime…