Through the fence

June 10, 2012

Jasmine through the fence
Our neighbors dog longing in the back yard as seen at eye-level through the fence by our own dogs. The get along fine as long as they have the fence between them. Otherwise the size difference comes into play.

We dog sat for her once and had her in our yard for a few days so she wouldn’t be lonely. Our dogs played a bit a first, then they refused to go outside if he was in the yard. Now it’s strictly through the fence.

Here’s another view.


Morning Moon

June 9, 2012

Morning Moon

I went out to get the news paper about 7:30. The moon was still well visible. I grabbed my 300mm and shot a few.

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Mountain Sunset

June 7, 2012

Mountain Sunset

North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains near Blowing Rock, NC. Looking west from across US 221 from the WestGlow Spa & Resort.

Wrap-around porch

June 5, 2012

Wrap-around porch

Enjoy a view of the Virginia Creeper Trail from your front porch in quiet downtown Damascus, VA.

We saw this lovely old place while out on the trail.

No, its not for sale.

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Damascus (VA) Ducks

June 3, 2012

Flapping duck
Visited Damascus, Virginia to stroll along the Virginia Creeper Trail and shoot some photos. We didn’t get out of the parking lot by the Old Mill Inn, when we saw these ducks. Well we saw one, then the rest of the flock just resting in the grass on shore.

We proceeded to capture a few shots before hitting the trail.
Docile duck

Sitting Duck

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It’s 3AM. Have you seen the moon?

May 6, 2012

I was awakened at 3AM, the night of the May ‘Super Moon’. The clouds had cleared, but the moon was down behind some trees.

Well Preserved

May 1, 2012

There was apparently an antique car show in the area this past weekend. I saw a 1950 Ford F5 in the parking lot at Lowes. Then I was out on US 221, with the camera and saw this coming down the road. I was lucky to get a shot before it disappeared around the bend.

No, I can’t tell you what it is. Once upon a time I might have.

Hidden Creek

April 30, 2012

Walking around Trout Lake on Cone Manor near Blowing Rock this past weekend. I saw this hidden feeder creek framed by Rhododendron and beaver-gnawed tree trunks. The shot would have benefited from a neutral density filter, but I did not have one.

Lonely Cloud

April 15, 2012

It was an almost cloudless sky. But there was this one cloud…

‘Posed’ Geese

April 14, 2012

These two geese seem to be posed in a photographer’s studio as a couple pose.
Would have been better if they were facing the camera though.