Blue Ridge Sunset

Tzuri and I just got back from 10 days in North Carolina. The leaves, unfortunately, did not cooperate and had not changed colors as of yesterday, when we left.

I was able to see some stunning sunsets, however.

You can view all my Blue Ridge images at:Β https://oopsjohn.photoshelter.com/index

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Sun & Fun

“Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland.”

– James Joyce, The Dead

Not so here in Florida. Yesterday I went out in the dark to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to watch the sun come up.

Kiteboarders were already out skimming across Tampa Bay.

One guy – and, oddly enough, all the surfers seemed to be over 40 – raced a freighter to the bridge…

… and won!

Then I drove across the bridge to the South side. No snow there either.

(But reports say it’s “possible” in the next few days.)

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A Walk in the Boonies

Some of you may remember that I started this website after a visit to Yellowstone and I was intent on posting mostly pictures of birds and animals. For the past couple of years, however, wildlife opportunities have been few and far between.

Yesterday I was able to reunite with some photog friends – Will, Ronnie, Debbie & Brandon – and we hit the trails together. I’m rusty with a long lens these days but here are a few mediocre shots that got my juices flowing again.

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