Tuesday, January 31, 2006


I love this picture of a branch over a river near Morrisville NC. I took it in March, 2004. The little microcosm of life existing poised over the river seems very emblemic of the human condition. LOL On a lighter note, the ferns and moss are such a lovely green.

Monday, January 30, 2006

misty sunrise

A little mist rising from the water at sunrise. This was a very cold morning. December 2003 the day before Christmas, I think. It was very quiet that morning. Not even one fishing boat to be seen.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

mottled sky

This was taken at the GA border in August 2003. I was looking across the lake towards the west from near a bridge when I took the picture. I took the picture more for the sky and it's mottling than anything else.

Friday, January 27, 2006


Early Fall, 2005. A butterfly gathering nectar. A life almost over, preparing to create the next generation. Fragile beauty to be admired for itself not simply due to its brevity.

Thursday, January 26, 2006


The reflection in the lake looked more real then the actual trees.
Winter, 2003. State park in eastern NC.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


November 2004, late afternoon on the day after Thanksgiving in the mountains at the NC-SC border near TN. There's a lot of waterfalls in this area though this is one of the taller ones.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

morning glory

A picture of some Morning Glorys in the early afternoon after the blooms had closed. September 2005.

Monday, January 23, 2006

more damn tires

This picture is taken from the land side point of view of this floating pier. The lakeside point of view picture I posted on January 5. I like the effect of the sun on the tires.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

fresh mown grass

Late summer, 2004. Grass mown just before sunset.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

cold blossoms

A snow squall dumped a couple of inches and stopped traffic.
February, 2001. Shivering cherry blossoms in Virginia.

Friday, January 20, 2006

birds at sunset

January 2004. A visit to the waterfront at sunset to feed the gulls.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

flood plain

It was eerie paddling across what I knew should have been a forest floor. The high water only lasted a few weeks but it made for some odd photos while it lasted. This picture was taken the day after the picture in my January 15 post and only a few miles away.

mist at sunrise

This was taken last month on December 24th. I got up early before the temperatures rose above freezing so that I could capture the effect of the mist rising off of the water as the rising sun warmed up the air.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

mountain lake

This picture was taken a few days after the one I posted on January 14th, "A Bridge in the Snow". The weather had warmed up enough to let some of the snow melt but as you can see, there's still plenty in the upper mountains.

This photo was taken about 10 miles from Saranac Lake in the Adirondack Mountains.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Spring flowers

It's been a few days since I had flowers on here so here's a Spring picture with flowers--azalias, in this case--by a bench in a small park. I took the picture April 23, 2005 in Raleigh NC.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

underwater trees

After 2 weeks of almost solid rain the sun finally came out again. The trees in the foreground were once an island, and the bridge in the background--barely out of water--usually has 16 feet of clearance not the 6 feet that it had on that day. Picture taken April 30, 2005 approximately 15 miles from the NC/GA border.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

A bridge in the snow

November 2001. I decided to go hiking in upstate NY in winter. In retrospect it was an odd decision and led to a few bruises and some very lovely pictures.

Friday, January 13, 2006


Lake Hartwell, SC at dawn. Mist rising over the water. December 2003.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


Sunset on the water off of an island near the coast of Georgia. May, 2004. The leaning pine tree reminds me of the California and Oregon coast for some reason.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

red flower

April, 2004. A flower on a deck overlooking a lake with dogwood blooms behind it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

mossy rock

Rock covered in moss. Late Spring, 2001, Eastern NC / VA border.

Monday, January 09, 2006

touched up stream

Taken February 2003 in Duke Forest, NC. Photoshop used for tinting.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

NC Pond

A North Carolina pond in April of 2005. Late in the afternoon.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Lake Champlain

Taken in April, 2oo2 on the shores of Lake Champlain on a cold day.


August 2004. Waterfalls in upstate SC.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

need tires?

Too many tires. Floating pier on Lake Hartwell. Taken summer 2004.

river flower

Yellow flowers clinging to side of rock over river.
River off of Duke University Campus. June, 2001.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

ice palace

These are pictures of the Ice Palace from the Winter Carnival of 2002. That'd have been in February. It was a small palace since that year was quite warm and the lake ice hadn't frozen deep enough to carve out blocks until just a few weeks before the festival.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Lake Clear

April 2002 in Adirondack Mountains of upstate NY. Sunset and windy.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

orange float

Floats on lake in SC. Taken in summer 2004 in late afternoon.