From the monthly archives: "April 2014"

Turning Pens

Today’s Photo: Turning Pens

My older brother recently learned the craft of turning pens.  I had seen wooden pens before, but never really paid that much attention to them.  I got a chance to look up close and give them a really good look.  I was impressed enough with his work that I had to get a few good shots of them.  So, I kidnapped the pens and took some proof of life photos for him.

Country Drive

Today’s Photo: Country Drive

Have you ever driven down a road and had an idea about what you would expect as you were driving?  Then, finding something completely unexpected?  That was what happened the other day to me.  I was driving out a road looking for a quarry when I rounded a curve and found this huge horse farm.  Of course, I had to stop and take some photos.  This shot reminded me of a nice country drive.


Today’s Photo: Bluebells

Unfortunately, most of the flowers had not started blooming at the Smith Gilbert Gardens while we were there.  I noticed this little bluebell along one of the trails and it was lit just right by the sun.  I wish I could find a field of these in the Southeast, but I am still looking.

West Ridge

Today’s Photo: West Ridge

After church Easter Sunday, I went to West Ridge Church in Dallas Georgia to get a few family photos.  In the atrium is this large cross and it had been decorated with hanging lights.  Made for a good photo opportunity.  By closing the aperture as tight as I could get it, I was able to make the lights turn into little stars.

Amicalola Falls Lodge

Today’s Photo: Amicalola Falls Lodge

The perfect spot to take a rest after hiking to the top of Amicalola Falls is the Lodge.  We stopped here and had a cup of coffee in the lounge, cooled down and then set out once again… this time to the bottom.  I managed to snap a few shots inside the Lodge before we left.

After a Day on the Trail

Today’s Photo: After a Day on the Trail

Several weeks ago, I made a trip to the top of Pine Mountain in the Pine Mountain Recreation area in Cartersville.  After we finished that trip, we made a stop at the Etowah Indian mounds and then coffee and yogurt.  I was sitting and relaxing when I looked down at my glasses on the table.  Couldn’t pass up the shot.

Charnell Jackson Garage

Today’s Photo: Charnell Jackson Garage

I found this little building on a recent trip from Calhoun Georgia to Rome Georgia.  I guess I had just put blinders on for all the years that I drove this road, but this is the first time that I had noticed this building.  I did not have time to stop in the morning and made these shots in the afternoon.  I am sure this shop has seen better days, on the other hand, I liked the way the vines were taking over the old tractor.  It makes you wonder if the tractor was put there for show, or just never got fixed when the garage shut down.

A Roaming Gnome

Today’s Photo: A Roaming Gnome

I took my kids to spend a couple hours exploring Smith Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw Georgia.  One of the highlights of our trip was the scavenger hunt for places that Hootie Owl had been photographed.  One of the places we found that Hootie had been photographed was near a Rose Compass and in the middle I found this little gnome.  I think he was trying to decide which way to go.

Amicalola Falls

Today’s Photo: Amicalola Falls

I spent the afternoon hiking all around Amicalola Falls State Park.  Home of the highest cascade east of the Mississippi and a doozy of a hike from the bottom to the top.  The last time I visited this park, there was a trail to the base of the falls with a platform to enjoy the falls from the bottom and then a short set of stairs to a platform at the top of the falls.  I was not ready for the set of stairs connecting the two.  Wow, what a walk, but well worth the views.

Moon in the Middle of Nowhere

Today’s Photo: Moon in the Middle of Nowhere

The Pacific Northwest has to be one of the prettiest places that I have visited.  Since I am not from that area, I lump Idaho into the Pacific Northwest.  If I offend anyone… Sorry.  That does not take away from it’s beauty though.  This shot is from just outside Idaho City, Idaho.  I took a quick drive there one afternoon.  I know I should not have been, but I was surprised by how fast you go from urban to rural.  I guess being from near one of the largest cities in the United States, I have a sort of twisted perspective.  When we go from downtown and travel an hour, you are still in a major suburban setting with very few pockets of rural.

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