Colorful Easter Weekend

Easter, with it’s religious significance, is a time for re-birth. Here in SW Virginia it’s also a time when flowering trees are being re-born for our eyes, erasing the drab colors seen during the cold, winter months. Enjoy these scenes while you can, because soon leaves will take the place of flowering buds on the many trees surrounding us.

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Trees Over Water

Here are several photos I made recently using my telephoto lens while standing on a high overlook with lake and river views. I like making photos in the Winter and early Spring before leaves have come out fully. I can see so much more of the topography that way, and what lies underneath tree tops.

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Early Spring Fishing

It’s the beginning of fishing season headed into the hot summer months in SW Virginia. Soon, lakes and their hidden, quiet coves that attract fishing boats will be more crowded than they are now. Enjoy the season if you like inland fishing. And, if you’re an ocean variety fisher-person, have an equal amount of fun. Good catching all!

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Special Tennis Match

We were visited recently by our daughter Amy, her husband Mark and son Daniel. They had traveled from their home in Texas to spend some time touring the mountains of North Carolina and SW Virginia. During the visit, I had the pleasure of watching Daniel play a match with his father. Both are excellent players and were evenly matched throughout the game, with the “old man” winning closely. I had my camera handy of course and got some nice action images. Note Daniel’s form. Very nice indeed!

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A Small Potting Shed

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As I was walking down a street in Eden, NC I noticed that to the rear of a large brick house now a realtor’s office, there was a smaller brick structure that I wanted to see more of. So, I walked to it, looked inside an open door and saw this.

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Looking closer I wondered what it’s purpose had been, since it was obviously no longer in use. There were marble steps around the lower perimeter of the opening, as well as pipes and shelves holding a few small pots.

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I concluded the small space was once a “potting shed” that might also have served as a winter season “greenhouse” complete with watering capability. Whatever it was, it definitely caught my eye, and made me thankful for being able to record with my camera what I saw.

Various Vegetation

Here’s a mix of various flower-tree-miscellaneous scenes I saw recently. I prefer many times to focus in close using my telephoto lens. That allows me to see things I might otherwise miss. Cheers!

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