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“CLIMB STONY MAN”

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No secret I’ve fallen for the charm and history of Skyland this year : http://www.nps.gov/shen/historyculture/skyland.htm

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We gave a ride to the departing point of Old Rag Mountain to a couple of charming young women from France. Send me your photographs if possible!

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Old Rag Mountain from parkway outlook.

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photo : Kevin Ball (O3 edit)

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Dark Hollow Falls

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Pushing BRONZE #2

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A composite photo of Paul DiPasquale, after he and a couple of colleagues installed a life size Neptune on site. 90% of my fudged photographs are pictures from the same day. This was traveling west on rt.33 to the site at the The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen , VA (July 2013).

 

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Inspiration for a friend at Hatteras for trying to photograph some pelican’s.


attitude

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even birds……..


Rome

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We have been watching HBO’s Rome this summer, so getting by the VMFA recently it has been interesting to see what the wealthy have been able to collect and deed to our museum. Thanks to the museum allowing photography it is a candy store for my vision of what I experience from the collection.

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Egyptian late period

Jonathan Franzen: ‘Egypt is the worst place to be a migratory bird’
US author sounds warning over Egyptian trapping that kills millions of birds as they migrate from Europe into Africa
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/nature-up/2013/jul/19/jonathan-franzen-egypt-migratory-bird

Egyptians Hunt Down Migratory Birds for Natural Viagra
http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/07/killing-fields-egyptians-hunt-down-migratory-birds/

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/steep-rise-in-migrant-bird-hunting-in-egypt-a-914874.html

 

“The time to protect a species is while it is still common.” – Rosalie Edge

 


Digital_footprint

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_footprint

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Spent the day pondering and looking at other’s sites. I’m still just sticking with WordPress, YouTube, Gmail, antenna TV, and a land line.

Regarding tracking our Digital_footprint, etc. for any reason is Fascism. Our Bill of Rights : Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html


moth coffee, Airstream

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A post about nothing, hey it worked for “Seinfeld”.

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Photographed two passion flowers today, the latter in my backyard where I drank a moth that was in my coffee.

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the RAVEN

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Althea’s prized German Johnston grown in yard.

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Skyland #2

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Made it to Hawksbill peak today and finally caught some Ravens in flight thanks to some adventurous friends.

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The Point Overlook from parkway.

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the raven…

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Crow still-life

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These were all misses in what I intended and was at the Little River to photograph a Kingfisher which we did see and got a Big Foot quality shot of. It was a blessing just to be able to see so can’t complain.

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“the devil’s half acre”

HISTORIC BURIAL GROUND & LUMPKIN'S SLAVE JAIL PRESERVATION SITE

HISTORIC BURIAL GROUND & LUMPKIN’S SLAVE JAIL PRESERVATION SITE

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Digs-Devils-Half-Acre.html#

http://www.vahistorical.org/news/Archive/media_hiddenthings.htm

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After finding the burial site Friday evening we attended Elli Morris’s movie premiere projected on the Floodwall and near a section of the Slave Trail which she has some great documentation of in movie.

http://affairwiththejames.com/

http://vimeo.com/ellimorris

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