Archive for April, 2010

28
Apr
10

Royal P

I made a quick stop in Hollywood cemetery after checking out where the only Royal Paulownia tree I knew actually was. I knew they were in bloom now and had thought I had seen some more around town. The crew at Hollywood told me there were some on the river near Jefferson Davis and one of them had grown one from their seeds in his yard. They also knew of this one on Laurel St. where these picture’s were taken.

After a friends blog post on the Royal Paulownia tree I started noticing them. This is my favorite and couldn’t believe I spotted it in a posh west end neighborhood on Westham Pkwy.

 

27
Apr
10

Hidden Urban Wetlands

Jordans Branch winds through the west end of the city to the north side. I believe this may be the beginnings that sneaks back underground on the other side of road.  It’s kind of interesting trying to follow with pump houses around it and a National Guard station.

This part is a bridge over rt. 33 in town. I wasn’t ready for the 3 ducks that flew out missing me by inches. I was shooting with a slow shutter today so the ducks I photographed had to be fudged some.

26
Apr
10

DANGER

I’ve turned into a Front Man. I noticed the clouds all day and finally tried a shot while on the way to market for a gallon of 1%. This turned out ok but my back has been out for a week (first time in years) so I gave up on the cloud chasing.

Nice evening!

24
Apr
10

Falling Creek 360

This is a short distance to the south of the bridge where the park between the lanes of route 1 begins. My wife was nearly swept away here trying to cross during the flooding of Hurricane Gaston. I’ll have to find out more about the old bridge which you use to be able to see from the road before the bridges were replaced because of the storm?

24
Apr
10

Baby B

This Bee couldn’t have been over 1/8 of a inch long and sat and posed for me.

23
Apr
10

Outside our door (onto the scanner)

Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) My first success at a close up panorama. Unlike the honeysuckle vine there are no drops of honey in this shrub-tree.

22
Apr
10

E.D. 2010

                                               O3 orginal above.

 An 1st edition of 1970 “SLOW DEATH” funnies put out during the same time as the first Earth Day.

20
Apr
10

Simmer Down Now

The river is perfect again for a while. The link is to the last flood stage at this location.

https://otway.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/rage/

20
Apr
10

Cyrenius

2008 summer soltice : O3 photo

http://www.vernon-c-david.com/

18
Apr
10

The Portraits

I don’t normally photograph in hard light anymore but some how I got away with it today. We had limited time with our friends from afar. The zillion people in Maymont made me a little squirrely also, but we were lucky enough to find a chair used for a wedding that had just taken place under the falls for my Sears Portrait Gallery fake of Catharine.




1984 Computer portrait from State Fair

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