Once again Jason Kottke has taken me far from home…
I have always been intrigued by the nighttime sky. Now NASA has put the sky on earth. The stories these earthside stars tell aren’t quite the same as the ones told by our ancestors as they stared heavenward all those generations ago. Instead of mythological creatures and gods spread across the bowl of the heavens, these stars tell human stories… Stories of lives lived, homes built, trails explored then improved again and again to make it easier for us mortals to travel around. Stories of man’s unrelenting war against darkness… First with fire, then with electricity.
Here is my home, from San Antonio to New Orleans…
This is the Chapel at the Old Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas. If you are ever in the are take a look…It’s a great place to spend a day or an hour. The season doesn’t matter… There is always something in bloom.
For the past month or so this is the image that greats me when I turn on the computer. I took this just before the Easter weekend. The place was packed as they were hosting egg hunts and train rides and all kinds of activities for the kids.
My wife and I went back last week and had the place to ourselves. It seems no one else wanted to brave the high heat to wander through the plantings. We enjoyed the time we spent.
Driving through the mountains of northwestern North Carolina in November of 2010 this image flashed past on my left. I had to turn around and drive back to snap a few shots. This is the one I liked best.
Mabry Mill is one of the most photographed sites on the Blue Ridge Parkway. On this day, a late afternoon drive back to North Carolina and our cabin, the sun was just catching the top of the mill as it set in the west.
From one of my spring road trips. This field was different from most in that it was glowing golden. Probably not a good sign I now know.
Back when I drove to work each morning I would pass this scene on the way in. The rising sun would highlight the grasses. These grasses, at certain times of the year, would glow with a purple haze in the light. For a couple of weeks I went on my merry way thinking I should try and capture an image… Finally I did…This is one of the resulting shots. The images I captured that morning have graced my monitors here and there ever since. This is the version on my laptop this week…Enjoy
And the nautical theme continues…
I seem to have settled upon a nautical theme for past couple of weeks…Hope you enjoy.
This photo is available as a print: Padre Island Sunrise
This week I thought I’d spend a little time staring at something a bit different.
This is the image I am living with this week on my desktop…Feel free to download it if you like.
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