The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.

Brooks Atkinson



The Harris Brothers at the Old Jail in Statesville

July 30, 2018
Settling in for a wonderful night of music at the Old Jail Ryan and Reggie Harris This may look like a piece of the stage decor... ... but it...
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Michael Longley - poet

July 27, 2018
Michael Longley was born in Belfast on July 27, 1939. Attached is a link to an interview with Michael Longley recorded in the summer of 2016 by Krista Tippett for the On...
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Jacques Cousteau ~ June 11, 1910 - June 25, 1997

June 11, 2018
Wildlife Center of Virginia Bald Eagle release at Smith Mountain Lake State Park October 16, 2015 See more pictures from this eagle release here: http://www.janeho...
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Bluebird update

March 16, 2018
See the previous blog post (February 28) for a bit of background. From what I could see, there wasn't any activity around the nest box for the first week. The morning of...
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Bird Report: Mourning Doves and Bluebirds

February 28, 2018
I have a lot of mourning doves in my backyard trees and at the deck feeders. They often come in pairs, but it's not unusual to see 6-8 of them crowding around the platfor...
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The Important Things in Life

February 10, 2018
photo by Renae
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January Snow

January 20, 2018
Photos from my kitchen windows and front door on January 17 and 18th From my front door Cardinal Mourning Dove Carolina Wren Female and male cardin...
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Bonita Beach Sunset

January 08, 2018
Photo ©Jane Hogan
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Warm Wishes for the New Year

January 01, 2018
"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us." Hal Borland Photo © Jane Hogan ~ Otter Tail Count...
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First Snow of the Season

December 09, 2017
Yesterday afternoon when it was snowing so hard, I kept looking out the kitchen windows - thinking I might see some birds at the feeders. But there weren't any on the dec...
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Ode to Joy - from the archives

December 01, 2017
I originally posted this on December 4, 2015. It seems like a good time to bring it around again... The Wayzata Symphony Orchestra and the Edina Chorale performed Beet...
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Kerr Mill

November 01, 2017
Kerr Mill is a historic grist mill building located near Mill Bridge in Rowan County, North Carolina. It was built about 1820, and operated as a mill until the 1940's. No...
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October 24, 2017
These leaves are from the maple tree in front of my house. It’s great to travel and see wonderful sights, and it’s also nice to just walk out my door or look out my windo...
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Ruth Bernhard

October 14, 2017
Wyoming Sky Photo ©Jane Hogan
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Go Twins!

October 03, 2017
"We're Going To Win Twins" 1961 Version
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