It’s been a good day

After several weeks of stress and frustration, I finally had a chance to get away and let go of all my troubles. I headed to the beach. It’s like going camping. I brought a chair and blanket; a windbreak umbrella; a cooler full of lunch, drinks and snacks; a good book; sunscreen and a wide-brim floppy […]

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Hot on the trail

bluemarkerH

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, […]

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Barn finds

Old barn exterior

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 […]

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Yin and yang

ghostfish

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 […]

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Grounded

magnoliaseeds

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 […]

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Dream Cars

1942 Lœuf Électrique

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 […]

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