Monday, June 30, 2008

Beauty by the roadside

Last year my friend, Sandra, and I ventured away from the main highways in N Georgia and found an amazing pond covered in water lilies. We set up our easels and began painting, attempting to capture the marvelous colors. We dined on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and Dr. Pepper. Dragon flies flitted about and the occasional frog splashed in the water. What a glorious way to spend a Summer afternoon - great company, excellent food, lovely surroundings !
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Sunday, June 29, 2008

First hay of the Summer

This photo was taken on Thursday, June 26th, about 8:30 in the morning. The hay had been cut, baled and was waiting for the trip to the barn. The smell of sweet summer hay was intoxicating. Crickets churped and the robins were busy catching breakfast for their fledglings. Late afternoon thundershowers had made for incredible sky and cloud colorations. Northwest Georgia is indeed a wonderful place on this Earth.
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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Crawfish Springs

This is Crawfish Springs in Chickamauga located in Northwest GA. Chickamauga is a lovely little town of gift shops, antiques, quaint restaurants - and friendly people.
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Friday, June 27, 2008

back road to Tunnel Hill battlefield

This photo was made early one morning in June '08. The gravel road is the back entrance to the Tunnel Hill battlefield. At the top of the rise on the right sits Fort Keys, which is a battlement used during the annual Civil War reenactment in Tunnel Hill. The sun was quickly burning off the fog hovering over the meadow.
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finding beautiful scenery in the Southern USA

I have several other blogs. One is my personal art blog at Over the years I've collected photos from traveling far (Ireland) and wide (southern California). But I think the Southern states in the US are as beautiful as most other places in the world. I guess I'm kind of prejudiced because I live in Northwest Georgia.

In this blog, I'll be posting photos I've taken in and around Georgia. I'll also host images by other photographers in the area. I hope you enjoy the scenery. And please do feel free to comment, ask questions and enjoy.