Suet Feeder Shenanigans

It seems that spring brings out all kinds of characters …. Today is the first time I’ve seen a Pileated Woodpecker this close to the house, although I’ve heard him in the nearby woods. This Red Bellied Woodpecker fends off a challenge from a larger Blue Jay, while a Brown Thrasher looks on. Here’s proof … Read more

Spring Flowers Awakening

The bright daffodils have always meant spring to me, but this morning I saw them in a whole new light, thanks to something I read. Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature. The first recognition of … Read more

Icy Looking Glass Falls

The temp was 12F which is cold for this part of the world. But this morning I wanted to see an icy waterfall, so I put on my warmest clothes, took my coffee, camera and tripod and headed north on Hwy 276. Like most falls that drop more than a few feet, there is a … Read more

Sibly Pond Reflections

I think this is a nice abstract taken of a reflection of trees and leaves at Sibley Pond in Marietta GA. I went down to this peaceful place one morning in May 2015 to meditate and think about the commitment I just made to move away from Marietta and basically start a new life in … Read more

Looking Glass Falls

Just a few miles north of Brevard on Hwy 276 is this most accessible, picturesque and classic waterfall. You can literally see it from your car, but it is worth getting out and walking down to on the well maintained boardwalk any time or day of the year (especially in the early morning when it’s … Read more

Brevard Area Geography

The landscape near my adopted home town of Brevard NC is dominated not by the mountains and the waterfalls (which Transylvania County is famous for), but the broad fertile plain of the French Broad River. It is one of the oldest rivers in one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Its meandering character … Read more