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Lone Oak (GNIS FID: 1477498) is a populated place located in Hanover County at latitude 37.815 and longitude -77.659.

Prior to the arrival of English settlers, Hanover County served as hunting grounds for the Pamunkey and Chickahominy Native American tribes.

Our lone oak out back door the next morning while drinking coffee.

 

 

Isobel’s Hawk

Trying to refine a decent print of our young friends Hawk.

 

Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
_Annie Leibovitz

 

 
 

 

weeping

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Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
_Khalil Gibran

Winter Storm Stella a few days later has probably ruin the cherry blossoms this season.

Young’s Pond Dam

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U. S. Department of the Interior National Park Service
Joseph Bryan Park Richmond, VA

Dam/Causeway on Lower Young’s Pond
The current dam is constructed on the original location of a millpond dam built in the late
1700s. It was the power source for a gristmill and sawmill. Ice-harvesting facilities and ice-pits
were also nearby. The dam may have been reconstructed several times. The WPA workforce
and the City’s Park Bureau constructed the existing reinforced-concrete causeway and dam in
1937. The concrete post and chain side railings date from 1958-1959.

http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/registers/Cities/Richmond/127-5677_Joseph_Bryan_Park_2002_Final_Nomination.pdf

 

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LE POD D’ O3 weather cam

 

Toxostoma rufum

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Thrasher enjoying inside of an evergreen.

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illusion

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Enjoying a brief illusion of Spring, the crocus is always a spirit lift!

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
_Arthur Koestler

pipeline

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“Richmond’s James River Park Pipeline Walkway, a little known scenic area where fish, birds and human waste collide. The pipeline itself is actually part of the sewer system, carrying street run-off to a storage area downstream.”

 

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The Rookery is gone but what great memories : https://o3bigpicture.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/great-blue-heron-rookery-rva/

1990 print

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BigKBall : scan (My great old scanner DRIVERS were unavailable after XP).

This probably was my first time at Falling Springs with a film camera and the last print I developed in a darkroom.

PUT A BIRD ON IT!

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In my case I specifically went to the highest peaks in the Shenandoah National Park to photograph a Raven.

 

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photo : John Moser

 

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“Put a Bird on It” is a catchphrase that stems from a comedic skit featured in an episode of the American sketch comedy TV series Portlandia. While originally intended as a satire of the avian motif that became a trend in hipster fashion and home décor merchandises during the early 2010s, the phrase has been since incorporated into the aforementioned products as an ironic tagline.

During this troubling weekend I happen to see Fred Armisen referring to this and felt uplifted that somehow I’m indirectly involved with this movement. A belly laugh and humor will pull us through these times of constant despair.

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bump the tripod

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Very slight on a very long exposure, I was having a hard time hearing the shutter with the sound of the falls.

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Shenandoah National Park March 2013

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Great Falls June 2016

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