Art, Comment, Digital Image, Nature, photography, trees

End of the Season

Photograph of a Maple Tree in December with only a few leaves left hanging on skeletal branches.

This sunset photo looking skyward at a lone tree is a bit of a cliché, but still, filled with symbolism for the end of the year 2020. We can all hope for a sunrise on a New Year promising an end to the pandemic, a burgeoning economy, healthcare for everyone and reasonably priced education that every student can afford without sustaining overwhelmingly burdensome debt.

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Digital Image, Gulf of Mexico, Nature, Photojournalism, trees

Hurricane Sally Aftermath

Hurricane Sally damage at Centennial Park in Foley, AL.

Trees all over Baldwin County took a horrific hit. At Centennial Park in downtown Foley many of the majestic trees were destroyed.

Uprooted tree at Centennial Park downtown Foley, AL

An old Oak.

Debris from the Copper Kettle Teahouse in downtown Foley, AL.

Debris from the Copper Kettle Tea Bar in downtown Foley, AL

Fences down in Josephine, AL.

A picket fence destroyed in the community of Josephine, AL.

Dock and water slide pushed to the rear of a home on Perdido Bay at Bass Point.

A dock, water slide and other debris pushed into the backyard of a home on Perdido Bay at Bass Point, AL.

Debris lines the street at Bass Point, AL following Hurricane Sally.

Debris of all kinds line the streets at Bass Point near the edge of Perdido Bay.

Debris at streetside in Bass Point, AL.

Household debris at the side of the road in Bass Point.

Twin masted sailboat beached during Hurricane Sally at Bass Point, AL.

A twin masted sailboat washed ashore in the surge on Perdido Bay at Bass Point, AL.

Overturned power boat on Perdido Bay at Bass Point, AL.

Overturned power boat on Perdido Bay at Bass Point, AL.

Utility crews from Illinois work to restore power to residents in Josephine, AL.

Utility crews from Illinois work to restore power to residents in Josephine, AL.

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Art, Comment, Digital Image, Everyday, forest, Landscape, Nature, Outdoors, photography, Seasons, trees, Weather

October Light

Warm October light illuminating a fence, trees and a small utility trailer.

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Light in October is different than in June or February. The trees, the fence, the little trailer; they all plead, beg…like me…to hold on to the warmth even after the sun goes down. There’s no need for begging in June – the warmth will hold on. In February, there’s just no point in begging. But in October, in the deep south, leaves are still mostly green, the light is warm in every sense, but after the sun drops below the horizon…

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Art, Digital Image, Everyday, Landscape, Nature, Outdoors, photography, Photoshop, Seasons, trees

Summer Fades

Black & White photograph of the Foley fountain at the Centennial Park in downtown Foley, Alabama, USA.

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The quality of light is changing, the air smells a little bit like autumn. Hardwoods are still in full-leaf, but they’re getting ready for the changing season. It’s difficult to put a finger on precise changes, but they are coming. Nature’s aromas are different, the air feels different, the light isn’t quite so crisp.

 

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Abstract, Architecture, Art, Digital Image, forest, Landscape, Nature, Outdoors, photography, Photoshop, Seasons, trees

Daylight Shades of Midnight

Dark photograph of a home surrounded by Live Oak trees draped in Spanish Moss.

Where long strands of Spanish Moss drape a Live Oak forest in the deep south. It’s where water moccasins and alligators target prey, and generations upon generations of Cajun families raised their children and taught them to capture delicious seafood in nearby shallow bays and inlets.

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Art, Blossoms, Comment, Digital Image, Everyday, Flowers, Landscape, Nature, photography, Seasons, trees, Weather, wildflowers

Summer’s Gone

A field of wildflowers gone to seed.

Wildflowers have mostly gone to seed and the brilliant, lush greens of summer have given way to the dusty, drab greens and browns of early autumn. How did this happen so quickly? June was just yesterday – wasn’t it?

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Art, Comment, drink, forest, Great Lakes, Landscape, Nature, nostalgia, ocean, photography, rivers, Travel, trees

Some of My Favorite Places

My favorite place is wherever I am…or, most often, someplace else.

Regardless, those places always include green trees, water, moderately warm temperatures, and frequently – adult beverages.

Man tasting wine in a winery

My brother, Charlie, proprietor of Victor Alexander Winery, Bainbridge Island, WA

Lake Michigan shore near Montague, MI

Lake Michigan shore near Montague, MI

Northwest Plains and Mountains

Northwest Plains and Mountains

Sunset at Orange Beach, Alabama

Sunset at Orange Beach, Alabama

Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen, Texas

Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen, Texas

Wharf and Ferris Wheel at Seattle, Washington.

Wharf and Ferris Wheel at Seattle, Washington.

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Art, photography, Studio Photography, trees

Twig Pot

Twig pot turned from a Ruby Red Grapefruit log.

My first wood-lathe project – a twig pot turned from a Ruby Red Grapefruit log in the wood shop at Snow to Sun RV Resort in Weslaco, Texas. It was finished with a coat of boiled linseed oil and three coats of polyuerethane. Anyone want to buy a unique piece of art, signed by the artist, for, oh say, $1,000,000.00?

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