Category: Photo Hike

100 Word Challenge: Favorite

As much as I like to write (big) words, I like taking (pretty) pictures even more. Over the past year, I have published at least one of my own photos for each of my written posts. The gallery represents the top 12 images from 2017. (Based on the number of Likes each photo received from you, ...

Satisfaction guaranteed

Often when I go for a photo hike, I have no particular intent. I’m not seeking any specific wildlife or native flora. I take pictures of things I think are interesting or pretty. Sometimes, once I get home and can scrutinize each photo in detail, I find surprises. Things that I missed on first snap, ...

coiled cottonmouth

Chance encounter

Grayson Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida - one of my favorite local hiking venues - has the unique distinction of being located between the Gulf of Mexico on one side, and a handful of rare coastal lakes on the other. These lakes are an unusual mix of both salt and fresh water eco-systems. Dividing the two ...

three orange fungi

Three deaths

Tawny fungi spread Entwined among rotten stumps Beauty grows from death

Hot on the trail

Saturday morning, I went on a photo hike for the first time in months. It was Mojave Hot. I was grateful for what shade I did have, and for the water I remembered to bring. I stayed away from the tourist-packed beaches, and instead took a ramble in the woods around Blackwater River State Park, ...

underneath a mushroom

Mother Nature’s song

I want to turn the whole thing upside down I'll find the things they say just can't be found I'll share this love I find with everyone We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's songs I don't want this feeling to go away." ~ Jack Johnson, "Upside Down"  

Memorial Day Weekend

I was up bright and early Saturday morning. Well, early... not so bright. I was awake before sunrise. I had a date with 2,000 other early birds for the 30th Annual Eglin Air Force Base Gate-to-Gate Run/Walk/Ruck. I've been there, done that before, and was excited to join in again. The event, held Memorial Day ...