Monday, October 23, 2006


"Is his tail longer???"
Yeah, it's always the same ole story when males get together. Competition and fish stories about which one is biggest. This episode was observed a few months ago in the NC Zoo.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

greenery under trees

I took this picture in Duke Forest. It's just some shrubs that I thought looked interesting that were growing in a clearing in the woods. I love the way that the branches drape downwards with the sparkling early morning dew sparkling on them.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

big mouth

How's this for a big mouth? I discovered this huge gaping hole in a tree that leaned out over a stream. I stood on a rock in the stream to take this picture of the insides of the tree.

Monday, October 09, 2006


It's unusual vegetation for this area of the country but I took this picture here in North Carolina. There's a few houses near me that have speciment plants like this growing in their yards but none this big. This one I saw while out walking an hour southwest of here.

Friday, October 06, 2006

reflections on a pond

Thursday, October 05, 2006

elephants in the distance

3 weeks ago I took this picture at a zoo. There's elephants center framed in the distance as well as a cardinal--of the bird variety, not Catholic--upper left and some fruits on a branch upper right. The elephants are normally gray, they appear red here because it was a hot day and they'd been coating themselves with red clay.

Picture taken around 2pm in the hot midday sun, ~90f