Category: Photo Hike

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 ...

foggy bayou

Gone, but not forgotten

The sun was missing Saturday morning. It wasn’t that it was cold. It was a balmy 70°F. It wasn’t raining, it wasn’t snowing - it’s Florida, after all. The sun was simply gone. A grey cloud of fog seemed to engulf the world, shutting out light and sound. It was as if the birds knew ...

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 ...

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 ...

1942 Lœuf Électrique

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 ...

Back to school

Summer is winding down, and more and more kids are heading back to school. Hopefully, the beaches and trails will be blissfully empty in only a few short weeks. I returned to Blackwater River State Park, near Holt for my photo hike. There was a coolness to the air as I wandered around the Juniper Lake ...

Shade and sand

The Friday started out cool. At least for NW Florida this time of year, it was cool. By the time I got to Camp Helen State Park for my photo hike, it was steamy hot. The day was still beautiful, even if it was like a sauna. Camp Helen is a lovely park that offers ...

cannon at fort pickens Battery 234

Batteries included

It's been a while since I've been on a photo hike, and I've missed my wanderings. This weekend I trekked around Fort Pickens in Pensacola. I've visited the fortress many times, so I strayed from the stronghold itself, and instead hiked around trails at the outlying Langdon and 234 Batteries, which border the beach and meander through the marshes. ...

bronze dragonfy

Imagine dragons

One day you will take my heart completely, and make it more fiery than a dragon. Your eyelashes will write on my heart the poem that could never come from the pen of a poet.” ~ Jalal ad-Din Rumi This week I hiked around Rocky Bayou State Park almost every day. The dragonflies were swarming ...