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Photographing the Blue Ridge

I’m so blessed to be surrounded here in SW Virginia, by so much beauty to share with you through the lens of my cameras.

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Posted by on July 28, 2016 in America's Past, Landscape

 

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Lantana

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Our Lantana flowers are really taking off this summer. They are my favorites. And, as you can see below they attract nice insects such as bees and butterflies.

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Posted by on July 23, 2016 in Close Up, Flowers

 

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Country Colors

Here are two colorful pastoral scenes from our “Blue Ridge Country” which I made recently. Makes me want to relax!

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Posted by on July 21, 2016 in Landscape

 

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Mountain Views … again

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I know I’ve been posting a lot of images from my most recent day-trip into the Blue Ridge Mountains of SW Virginia, and what you see here are the last of my favorites. I’ll turn to other subjects next, but each will still be in the same region … just not “on the mountain.” The last one is my “most” favorite.

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Posted by on July 11, 2016 in Landscape

 

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A Favorite Place

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For years, on my way “up the mountain” I have driven by this pastoral farm scene, just above 3000 feet in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I usually stop across the road next to a Farmer’s Market, and inspect “the view” of the barn, the surrounding fields, the ridge line behind, and most importantly … the sky. It’s become one of my “favorite places” to make a photo of the region. Last week with my wife Barb riding along, about a mile from the location, I said “I bet those orange flowers will be in bloom by the roadside and that should make for a nice photo.” I was right. What I had not predicted, however, was how nice the sky would look. I felt really good when I got home and downloaded my photos from our day on the mountain, and saw that once again, my favorite place did not disappoint.

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2016 in Landscape

 

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Summertime on the Blue Ridge

While I love being able to see more of the underlying topography of the Blue Ridge Mountains during the Winter and Spring months, summertime definitely brings out the green, often lush vegetation. I really like the farms I see up there. Just beautiful.

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Posted by on July 2, 2016 in Landscape

 

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NC Mountain Legend: Mast General Store

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I’m a sucker for being first in line to visit any old General Store. Anywhere. We’re fortunate to live close to many still operating in the mountain regions of Virginia and North Carolina. My favorite is located in Valle Crucis, NC near Boone. Mast General Store has so much to see you need at least an hour, and even then you will feel like going around again to find that “special treasure” just waiting for you. In that regard, there’s lots to make you get your credit card out, or your cash, whichever. As far as photo opportunities are concerned … well, just take a look at what I saw recently.

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Posted by on June 28, 2016 in America's Past, Architecture

 

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I just like these images

Like the title says, “I like these.” Especially the first one.

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Looking up in Uptown Martinsville

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Martinsville, Virginia is my home. While I live just outside the city limits, I consider myself a resident, because I spend so much time there with my camera. I have seen the city in ways many people do not. At one time not too long ago, Martinsville was a primary “economic engine” for the Commonwealth. Today, not so much because of major changes in how America obtains manufactured goods, such as textiles and furniture…overseas versus local. But, this is another story. Here, I want to show you what I saw recently while “looking up” in Martinsville. More importantly, I’m convinced that the economic future of the city is also, “looking up.” Lots in that regard is ongoing, but again that’s another story. Now for the photos. PS: Others who live here might want to guess where the photo subjects are located.

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Sunday Photo Mix

I’m thankful, especially on Father’s Day, for being blessed with great kids and grandkids. I’m also thankful for God’s beauty in nature. And, for my cameras!

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Posted by on June 19, 2016 in Landscape

 
 
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