Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Along the Road in New Mexico


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When Betsy and I travel out west we encounter a landscape completely different to the green mountains of Tennessee.  Don’t get me wrong — I think the western landscape is beautiful, but I would probably call it a stark beauty.  We encountered this scene along the road in New Mexico.  September 8, 2017.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Star Struck

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The Star Struck day lily in our yard has one of the largest (and prettiest) blossoms of all our day lilies.  It is always a welcome sight.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Virginia Mountains

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Betsy and I traveled to Skyland, along Skyline Drive in Virginia, to celebrate her birthday.  We’ve been there before, and have always enjoyed the scenery.  This year we enjoyed the mountains so much that we walked to the restaurant for our meals.  This is the scene we enjoyed on our way to breakfast on August 3, 2017.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

I Found a Diamond Ring in the Sky

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Fairfield Glade was in the path of totality during the eclipse on August 21, 2017, and Betsy and I were really looking forward to experiencing a total eclipse from our own yard.  The only potential problem was that cloudy skies were expected to move in at about the time the eclipse was to reach totality.

One of the things we were told to look for was the ‘diamond ring’ that occurs when the sun starts to reappear from behind the moon.  The clouds came as expected as you can see in the photo above, but if you use your imagination you can also see a diamond ring.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Preparing for the Eclipse

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Fairfield Glade is in the zone of totality for the solar eclipse on August 21, so we’re all hoping for clear weather on that day.  I’ve been practicing getting photos of the sun in preparation for the big day.  I don’t have a lens long enough to get any details on the surface of the sun, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to get some sharp pictures as the moon passes between earth and the sun.  The picture above is my latest attempt to get a clear picture of the sun.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A Rose About Betsy

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I like it when the roses — and other flowers in our yard — have some connection with Betsy.  This pretty rose is called Something Special, when does a great job of describing my Beautiful Bride.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Paradise?






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What is Paradise like?  I don’t know, but a beautiful beach under a gorgeous blue sky comes pretty darn close in my opinion.  This picture was taken at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, on May 10, 2017.