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ruby throat at dusk

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The humming bird lady insisted we have our feeder out and was right!


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My first encounter at dusk last August. I’ve bought a red shirt that I hope helps this year?


transverse bamboo flute

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A still life of a “made in Virginia” bamboo flute (circa 1980’s). I remember the maker lived in Dyke, at the base of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains.

Rhododendron viscosum (Swamp Azalea) 2015

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The highlight of the week was hearing Kaoru Watanabe perform : http://www.watanabekaoru.com/

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Our finale of Earth Day at dusk.

The cluttered mind of an artist

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Some wonder what is my current obsession? It often gets side tracked by the journey of what I’m exposed to. Antenna’s, water towers, 19th century buildings, etc. It’s really never ending. Tried to combine what is current fetish and was not exactly what I was striving for but keep on trying. more later…………….

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Love these Red Bud trees when they first start to bloom but rarely get to stop or miss moment of early bloom This is just ok and missed another fleeting moment til next season.


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I use to do pano’s because of the lack of a wide angle lens and it is also enjoyable to see how far you could push the idea of what the image out come would be? This is 67 separate photographs merged. Just Darn Fun!

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You can pano unplanned events also…

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“First brought to North America by Shakespeare enthusiasts in the nineteenth century, European Starlings are now among the continent’s most numerous songbirds.”



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Good Friday


In memory of our folks. Pictures below are from Maury Cemetery where my parents are buried.