In addition to featuring the release of two Great-Horned owls, the “End of Summer Hootin’ Good Time” party included a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles who attended as educational ambassadors. It’s believed this Red-tailed hawk named Briar Rose lost most of her eyesight after contracting West Nile virus. Therefore, she’s unable to return to the wild and is a permanent resident at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. Despite her disability, this hawk remained constantly on the look-out, gazing into […]
Last weekend I finally returned to Washington, D.C. for a photo shoot. It had been more than a year since I’d spent time in the city, and again I needed an excuse. This time it was a photo seminar I attended with my friend Christy, who is a budding sports photographer and wants to learn more. I initiated the workshop so that we would both be motivated to leave the country for an evening, which is easier said than done! […]
A special thanks to Hillary and John Davidson who hosted us yesterday at their beautiful home near Warrenton, Virginia, for the “End of Summer Hootin’ Good Time.” In addition to fabulous food, lovely live music and many interesting friends and neighbors, a highlight of the evening was the release of two adolescent Great Horned owls rehabilitated by Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in Boyce, Virginia. This pair had fallen out of their nests as owlets this spring and were rescued by […]
Summers in Charleston, South Carolina, are oppressively hot and humid, but this smart dog named Lily couldn’t resist slipping away from her handler to cool off for a moment in one of the downtown fountains.
It’s now a tradition for me to stop at Hawks Nest State Park on my trips to and from Kentucky. I really enjoy getting off the interstate and taking the winding roads that traverse the small towns of West Virginia on The Midland Trail. This time I had the good fortune to watch a train travel the tracks on my stop at the Hawks Nest overlook, and I experimented with some settings with my new Olympus Tough TG-1. Of course, […]
I’d passed by The Mystery Hole in West Virginia far too many times on my trips to and from Kentucky to resist yet another drive by. On this journey in late August I finally decided to stop and explore this magnificent attraction on The Midland Trail. Unfortunately, on this lovely late Sunday afternoon the line to descend into this popular place was crowded with tourists, and I was unwilling to wait around for a glimpse as another three to four […]
After a break from soccer for the past year, Cameron returned to the field as a member of the new U13 Clarke County Crew travel team in the Old Dominion Soccer League. They had their first game on Sunday, September 9, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, against FSCI Phoenix White. Despite being down 1-0 at halftime, the Crew fought back hard and didn’t give up. Their two second-half goals left them ahead 2-1 at the end of the game, which resulted in […]
Of all the photos I took during our beach vacation this summer, this one is my favorite. Cameron, right, and his pal Cooper spent hours surfing and playing in the ocean during our time at Isle of Palms in South Carolina. I enjoyed the water as well, experimenting with the Olympus Tough T-1 that I purchased after my Panasonic took a dunking during a spring canoe trip on the Potomac River. The Olympus is waterproof, and I have to admit […]