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Duck Diving

April 18, 2017 - This pair of ducks were on a mission for food. The one as a lookout while the other would dive for food, wiggling it's...
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Marsh Sky

November 14, 2016 - High tide marsh waters reflect the varied sky above Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, outside of Hilton Head Isl...
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Good Day Sunshine

November 13, 2016 - Sun rise from Hilton Head Island in South Carolina on a warm November morning. A dog and its owner walk along the wave-c...
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Indiana Dunes

April 04, 2016 - From the top of one of the tallest of the dunes (Trail #9) at the Indiana Dunes State Park, on the southern shore of Lak...
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After the Rain

February 15, 2016 - Today's a day for reflection. My sister-in-law, Cheri, died today, after a hard-fought battle with ALS. Cheri taught me...
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Foggy Sunrise

February 06, 2016 - I'm not a morning person by nature. I have adopted early rising at times in my life. Those times have been of necessity...
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Ice and Sky

February 01, 2016 - Another panorama from my hike at "Site M" or Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area (How long could you ma...
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Prairie Lake

January 31, 2016 - I went for a long hike in a nearby State park yesterday. Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, a whole...
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Mississippi Break

January 22, 2016 - Sitting still on the ice in the middle of the Mississippi River, this American Bald Eagle waits. I've seen Eagles waiti...
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Frigid Luminance

January 16, 2016 - The late afternoon sun flares, casting shadows and bright crystals of light over the frozen and snow-covered Lake Spring...
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Chill

January 02, 2016 - High winds of late have brought about this coating of ice on the downed tree branches on the shore of Lake Springfield....
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Sit and Stare

December 03, 2015 - It was a warm and humid day, on top of being deeply overcast. The line between ocean and sky was barely visible. I coul...
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Harbor Walk Sunset

December 01, 2015 - The setting sun casts long shadows on the Harbor Walk Park at Beaufort, South Carolina. You can see the concrete pylons...
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Beaufort Harbour Sunset

November 21, 2015 - Beaufort is a beautiful, historic jewel of a city along the South Carolina coast. Among my favorite places to linger is...
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Last Light

November 17, 2015 - On our way back from a day trip to Yemassee, South Carolina to visit the Old Sheldon Church ruins and the Frampton Plant...
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Low Tide

November 13, 2015 - Have you ever been around a body of water when the mud was exposed? Do you know that smell? This salt marsh boardwalk...
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Infinite

November 12, 2015 - The beach on Hunting Island, South Carolina at low tide is as wide as I've ever seen. A football (either kind) game coul...
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End of the Day Reflection

November 11, 2015 - It rained most of this day. I was undeterred. I put on my raincoat, tucked my camera underneath that, and had my water...
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Sunny Beach Twosome

November 08, 2015 - The skies cleared, the air was warm and full of the ocean scent, and the tide was slowly creeping inland. A perfect aft...
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Breaking Through the Clouds

November 06, 2015 - Sunshine breaks through the thick clouds over the Atlantic Ocean at the beach on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina A d...
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Gator Reflecting

November 05, 2015 - An alligator greets me as I look out at the pond in the Audubon Newhall Preserve, found on Hilton Head Island, South Car...
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From Blue to Gold

November 02, 2015 - From my Karen Sue's point of view. She's the early bird of the two of us. Pre-dawn beach strolls are her delight. Ext...
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Summer Woods

September 01, 2015 - I went for a walk in the woods today. A hot and humid summer afternoon. My camera was my companion, my eyes had me sto...
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Broad River Flow

August 30, 2015 - In the foothills of the Smokey Mountains, the Broad River here flows with the rains that recently fell. Near Lake Lure,...
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Upward Facing Turtle

August 25, 2015 - This turtle was sunning itself on a tree branch that pokes above the pond at the Ostermeier Prairie Center, part of Linc...
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Pond and Sky

August 22, 2015 - This pond reflects the forest that lines one side of it, and the blue sky above. Found at the Ostermeier Prairie Center...
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Summer Pairs

August 05, 2015 - Something refreshing to do in Forest Park, found in Saint Louis, Missouri, on a hot summer afternoon. Rent a pedal-boat...
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Emerson Grand Basin

August 04, 2015 - I finally found out the name of this body of water found in Forest Park, in Saint Louis, Missouri: Emerson Grand Basin....
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Fountains and Sky

August 03, 2015 - The lagoon fountains at the bottom of Art Hill, in Forest Park, found in the fair city of St. Louis, Missouri. You can...
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Pedaling in the Park

August 02, 2015 - A sunny day in the heat of summer in Forest Park, found in St. Louis, Missouri. One way to feel cooler in the 90+ heat...
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Flowers from France

April 30, 2015 - Fresh from the rain fall flowers in the back yard of my cousins Joëlle and René in Flévy, France.
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Sunset on the Seine

April 29, 2015 - Sunset on the Seine At Pont Royal. We made a wrong turn and ended up here. We kissed. We took in the breatht...
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Green Up

April 04, 2015 - Along the Sangamon River in Riverside Park. The same river Abraham Lincoln guided a flat-bottom boat towards New Salem,...
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Life Goes On

March 30, 2015 - At the Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, Shelf Mushrooms take life from a tree stump by by the creek. The bridge and trees ref...
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Early Spring at the Bridge

March 26, 2015 - Sugar Creek covered bridge in Glenarm, Illinois on a warm, blue sky and clouds early spring day. I'm very glad that the...
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Under The Bridge

March 24, 2015 - Sugar Creek Covered Bridge gets lots of visitors. Scenic spot for a flat prairie folk. Here's a view underneath as spr...
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The Warmth of Sunset

March 08, 2015 - Sunset over an icy cold Lake Springfield shoreline. The warm color of the setting sun gives at least the visual feeling...
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Melting

March 07, 2015 - We bid adieu to this stalagmite of ice outside our home this afternoon. The temperatures soared into the 50F range. An...
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Drifted

March 05, 2015 - A beach scene from Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Another very much warmer place than my current location. A lar...
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Poelua Bay View

March 01, 2015 - Another from Hawaii as an antidote to today's snow. Here is a view of Poelua Bay with the Nakalele Blowhole spouting in...
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Wailea Sunset

February 28, 2015 - From a trip Karen and I made to the Hawaiian islands in 2008. Here, the sun sets with grand eloquence over the Pacific...
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Spouting Horn Sunset

February 26, 2015 - Off Poipu Beach on the island of Kaua'i, one of the Hawaiian islands, there is this blowhole that pushes the incoming wa...
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Nā Pali Coastline

February 25, 2015 - On the northwestern side of Kaua'i Island in the Hawaiian islands, the rugged, mountains lead down to the Pacific Ocean.
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Mountain Shadow

February 19, 2015 - The pointed shadow of Mount Haleakalā points westward with western Maui in sunlight with Molokai mountains peaking beyon...
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Fowl Weather

February 18, 2015 - In the only open water in winter's ice encased pond at Washington Park Lagoon, geese, ducks and other fowl gather as hel...
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Cypress Snow

February 10, 2015 - Cypress trees line this small stream in a low-lying spot in Lincoln Memorial Garden on Lake Springfield. Do you know wh...
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N'Ice N Blue

February 09, 2015 - Blue sky with wisps of white clouds over the ice and water of Lake Springfield on an unusually warm winter's day.
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Frozen

February 05, 2015 - I had to carefully step onto the edge of the ice, and bend low over a fallen tree to get this series of 17 images that I...
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Farm Winter

February 03, 2015 - A pond, some barns, fencing, a grain bin, trees, and snow covered fields. All that's missing are the livestock, in this...
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Icicle Triptych

January 29, 2015 - Three views of icicles melting. A drop of water, just about to let go and splash on the ground below. Freezing cold, but...
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Halo Triptych

January 27, 2015 - Three views of a winter sun dog halo on a Lake Springfield frozen vista. Frozen ice crystals in the atmosphere bend the...
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Ice Pond Vista

January 24, 2015 - Just above freezing, the pond ice melting, the sky puts on a show.
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Lick Creek Hike

January 15, 2015 - The temperatures were rising and I set out for an afternoon hike in the Lick Creek Nature Preserve around one end of Lak...
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Ice Water

January 03, 2015 - A cold day for a hike by the open water. The ice is slowly taking over. As the temperatures keep plunging, the waves bu...
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Winter Cypress

January 02, 2015 - A swamp-like area of Lake Springfield in Lincoln Memorial Garden, where the Cypress stand and their root knees push up f...
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Lake Freeze

January 01, 2015 - I took a long walk in the afternoon on this first day of the year. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden on the shore of Lake...
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Almost Winter

December 20, 2014 - A view of the forest and creek that winds through it at Lincoln Memorial Garden, as autumn turns towards the long winter...
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Long Shadows

December 17, 2014 - Long shadows of late afternoon light, a carpet of fallen leaves, the Cypress knees that jut up from the pooling water, a...
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Reflection

December 11, 2014 - The grey days of winter are approaching. Their precursor, the grey autumnal days prepare me for the long winter's monoto...
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Life Hangs On

December 05, 2014 - Clinging on for dear life. Neither Spanish nor a Moss, this "Spanish Moss" is just an interesting type of plant that ge...
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Peeking Sunset

November 28, 2014 - Sunset on Pinckney Island National Wildlife Reserve. Peeking underneath the low Live Oak branches, this sunset streams t...
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Diamonds on the Ocean

November 20, 2014 - Here I go again. Posting yet another picture from our balcony. I can't help it. I'm a boy from the Central Plains th...
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Atlantic Sunset

November 12, 2014 - People ask why we keep coming back to Hilton Head Island every year. This is our sunset view. Just one of the things th...
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Moss Reflection

November 09, 2014 - One of the many peaceful spots in Sea Pines Forest Preserve, a 600 acre section of historic lands that are preserved on...
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Hunting Pair

November 08, 2014 - I was taking pictures of the passing shrimp boat at sunset, when a Pelican took a dive into the ocean for its own supper...
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Canal Woods

November 06, 2014 - The Savannah-Ogeechee Canal was once a 16+ miles long waterway that allowed remote farms and plantations access to the p...
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Reflection

November 03, 2014 - Cormorants and turtles sun themselves on a fallen tree on a pond in the Sea Pine Forest Preserve on Hilton Head Island....
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Water in the Woods

October 23, 2014 - There were scenes like this all throughout Callaway Gardens, in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Serenity found in combinations...
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Bird Watch

October 19, 2014 - This heron was completely unaffected by nearby humans. It showed no fear of me or anyone else that came close. It was...
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Indialantic Sunrise

October 17, 2014 - Sunrise over the Atlantic ocean, at Indialantic, Florida. I'm not a natural early riser. More of an night-owl. Thus, I...
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Spheres Suspended

October 08, 2014 - After a rain, the water drops hang midair in the delicate spider's web.
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Pairs

September 16, 2014 - As soon as I rounded the corner of the trail these ducks started to slowly paddle away from me. Was it something I said...
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Strolling on the Beach

September 10, 2014 - A nearly deserted beach, the skies threatening rain. A nice setting for a slow stroll along side the gently rolling oce...
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Upstream

September 02, 2014 - The turbulent column of water of the fountain at Washington Park, frozen in time. That stopping of time, for the 500ths...
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Water and Sky

September 01, 2014 - A fascinating optical illusion here, of the reflected sky on the nearly calm lake surface at the edge of Lincoln Memoria...
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A Piece of the Sky

August 21, 2014 - There's something about the reflection of the sky across the surface of the water that gets me. Late in the afternoon,...
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In Reflection

August 11, 2014 - My wise bride, my Karen Sue, said that I should post two versions of this and many other pictures. When I zoom in on...
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Water Web

August 08, 2014 - It rained all day yesterday. Even so, I went out for a long walk in Washington Park to stretch my legs and get some exe...
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Stalker

July 31, 2014 - This large Heron was slowly walking the shallow end of a lake in Callaway Gardens near Pine Mountain, Georgia. I believe...
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String of Pearls

July 19, 2014 - One good thing about a rainy, foggy day in the Blue Ridge Mountains, there's some pretty views of raindrops. Found on...
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Green Drop

July 13, 2014 - Water makes its way down towards the forest floor after an afternoon rain. Each leaf takes some and passes the rest on.
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Ripples

June 24, 2014 - The water gives this ordinary duck photograph a painterly look as the ripples act as a background texture, the chaotic w...
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Falling

June 12, 2014 - Take a moment to hear the roar of the falling water as it cascades down from the stream above onto the rocks below.
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Flowing

June 08, 2014 - As life flows from moment to moment I seldom stop and take note As water flows from mountains to sea So it is for me.
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Waiting

June 06, 2014 - 蹲踞 A tsukubai, or stone water basin, used to cleanse the hands and mouth prior to a Japanese Tea Ceremony. I found this...
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Serene

June 04, 2014 - One reason that Japanese gardens have been sculpted for centuries by artisans is to create a place for contemplation, fo...
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Boardwalk

May 30, 2014 - Floating above the pond, the sky and water seem so well matched. I highly recommend spending time at the Japanese Garde...
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Lakeshore

May 25, 2014 - A gentle breeze gave the lake a soothing texture. The sky was a mix of overcast and blue sky. A calming scene for my wal...
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Layers

May 23, 2014 - Haiku for stone Into water I see reflections of stone layers of light and time
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Flowing Water

May 22, 2014 - Water rushes towards the Mississippi River in Minnehaha Park, part of Minneapolis, Minnesota. That enough Minne's for y...
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Ring

May 17, 2014 - This fountain ring is one of the first things that you see, when you enter the formal gardens at The Missouri Botanical...
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Reflection

May 16, 2014 - A place to sit, taking in the beauty of nature. A tranquil scene of the pond at the Japanese Garden, part of the Missou...
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Soft and Serene

May 03, 2014 - A spring scene of grace and peace. A Weeping Willow tree reflected in the park lagoon, a dash of Redbud blossoms and a p...
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Seeking and Grooming

May 02, 2014 - Two white geese at the lower lagoon of Washington Park. One seeking a morsel of food in the water, one grooming itself a...
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Placid

April 20, 2014 - So serene looking was this gaggle of geese, relaxing on the mostly still waters of Washington Park Lagoon, that I slowed...
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Splash

April 19, 2014 - "What do you see?" That's what my bride, my Karen Sue, said to me when I showed her this image. Until she said that,...
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White Wading

April 06, 2014 - "Nice day for a white wedding...." are words to a Billy Idol song. That's how my mind worked at coming up for the title...
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Cloud Reflection

March 24, 2014 - At the end of the day, the river of clouds flew overhead at sunset, reflected in the calm waters of Lake Springfield.
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Water Patterns

March 14, 2014 - After a rainfall, the shining beads of water on these leaves contrasts nicely with the patterns in each leaf.
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Lagoon

March 10, 2014 - Lagoon Haiku: By the water's edge I sit reflecting on life The trees watch me too
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Reflections

March 04, 2014 - When this goose bent down to get a sip of water, the reflected sunlight painted patterns similar to those already in its...
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Beach Sunset

February 26, 2014 - A tranquil sunset under a dramatic sky over the Atlantic Ocean at Virginia Beach, Virginia. We were about 100 feet vert...
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Sun Power

February 10, 2014 - Another cold snap blew into the area today. It got to a whopping 10F (-12C) in the sunshine. No clouds in the sky gave t...
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Cypress Swamp

January 30, 2014 - The Natchez Trace runs from Natchez, Mississippi northwards some four hundred-forty-four miles to Nashville, Tennessee....
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Gray With a Touch of Pink

January 10, 2014 - Karen says that she doesn't see the pink. I do, and that's what matters to this artist. I was aching to get out and gra...
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Patterns

January 03, 2014 - It was a scene so intriguing that I had to stop and gather it in. I was driving along a lonely rural road, heading out...
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Reflection

December 30, 2013 - I happened to be walking through Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden after a light rainfall. It was a feast for me, with my...
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Tumbling

December 21, 2013 - I was fortunate to find this point in the flow of the Minnehaha River, where it tumbles down rocks in the riverbed, past...
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Downstream

December 20, 2013 - This scene is downstream from Minnehaha Falls, part of Minnehaha Park, found on the banks of the Mississippi River in Mi...
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Sunset Flights

December 16, 2013 - I was annoyed at their presence at the time, but the illuminated contrails from the many airplanes in flight above the e...
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Passing Through at Sunset

December 08, 2013 - The scene was too beautiful to pass up. The sunset was painting magnificent colors in the sky and in reflection on the...
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Sunrise Stroll

November 26, 2013 - Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina (South, that is), in the morning. That's part of the lyric to "Carolina in...
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What Fog?

November 17, 2013 - My son and my daughter-in-law were determined to enjoy the beach, no matter what. Then the fog rolled in. No matter, t...
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Breaking Through

November 13, 2013 - Sunrise over the ocean. Simple, yet a moment of deep wonder at the beauty that nature displays every day. All it takes...
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Fountain and Sky

November 11, 2013 - The sky was mesmerising today. The blue was deep, a gorgeous background for white clouds that were being brushed across...
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To The River

November 05, 2013 - One of the many sources that feed the mighty Mississippi River, this is Minnehaha Creek, just down from Minnehaha Falls.
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Minnehaha Falls

October 31, 2013 - In the land of 10,000 lakes, the largest city, Minneapolis, has a fair number of them within the city limits. Just a fe...
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Autumn Reflection

October 07, 2013 - I could have left the photo go, it was dark. My exposure was off. I didn’t do that. I pulled out the colors that were...
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