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

 

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A New Year

January 03, 2021
Winter sunrise from my deck ***** May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace. Umair Siddiqui ***** Sunset from the Walmart parking...
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Thanksgiving 2020

November 25, 2020
Click to hear the youtube of The Thanksgiving Song - written by Bob Franke and sung by Fred Holstein at the 1985 Tribute to Steve Goodman Concert in Chicago On the R...
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Hummingbirds

October 15, 2020
I had my hummingbird feeder up last spring, but didn't see any birds, so eventually I took it down. (I wasn't interested in feeding the ants.) Then last Saturday I notice...
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Backyard Magnolias

June 19, 2020
When I came down to the kitchen and opened the blinds on a Sunday morning a couple weeks ago, I was shocked to see a huge magnolia blossom looking back at me from across...
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Fleabane Daisies

May 09, 2020
In the past 3-4 years, I started noticing a small patch or 2 of these fleabane daisies in the back yard about this time of year. And when I mowed for the first time each...
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Bald Eagle Release ~ January 1, 2020

January 02, 2020
From the Wildlife Center of Virginia website: "Bald Eagle #19-3193 was admitted in early November after being found weak on the ground in Chatham, Virginia. It was found...
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Splish Splash

October 11, 2019
As I was walking past the kitchen window yesterday morning, I noticed this female House Finch enjoying the bird bath on my deck. Fortunately my camera was on the tripod i...
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Hurricane Hugo ~ Thirty years ago...

September 22, 2019
Hurricane Hugo hit Charleston S.C. about 12:00 a.m. on September 22, 1989. I was living in Charlotte at the time and when my brother called the evening of September 21 to...
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Homegrown Tomatoes

June 28, 2019
Cherokee Purple Tomatoes Photos ©Jane Hogan Guy Clark's song - "Homegrown Tomatoes"
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100 years ago today... The Fergus Falls Cyclone of June 22, 1919

June 22, 2019
(From the archives - originally posted June 22, 2013) I grew up hearing stories about the 1919 Cyclone in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, my home town. My dad and his family li...
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Frank Lloyd Wright

June 08, 2019
Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8, 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He died on April 9, 1969 in Phoenix, Arizona Emma and her students in North Dakota...
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American Goldfinches

February 11, 2019
One morning about a week ago - when we were having some nice weather - I heard a bird singing very loudly. It sounded like it must have been sitting right outside the kit...
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Blue Ridge Parkway

February 08, 2019
Blue Ridge Parkway ~ Air Bellows Overlook ~ elevation 3729' ~ milepost 236.9 Photo ©Jane Hogan
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2019 Lunar Eclipse

January 24, 2019
Lunar Eclipse January 20-21, 2019 SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON ECLIPSE SUPER - a full moon that occurs when it is at or near its closest point to the earth. BLOOD - refer...
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Zora Neale Hurston

January 07, 2019
ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina Photo ©Jane Hogan
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