Stories

Get out of their way
"Growing in containers is really very easy, if we allow it to be. Our plants are already programmed to become perfect genetic specimens, if only we can learn how to get out of their way by understanding what is limiting them and removing those limitations to the greatest degree to …
What do you see?
This piece of a tree is being slowly consumed by fungi, moss and lichen.
Building a Pond
Here's a little photo narrative of a lined pond I'm building now.I will add some explanation as I have time. Digging and Leveling Using a flat spade to finish the top shelf Edging rocks roughed in Spreading the "puncture proof" sub lining Spreading and filling the liner Edge rocks replaced …
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 …
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 …
RockWall HDR
This wall caught my attention one morning as the sun brought out the texture of the rocks. So I thought I should set up for another HDR shot. It's at the Pisgah Forest ranger station on Hwy 276 just north of Brevard, NC (35.284425, -82.727318)
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 …