December 31, 2010

The Saluda River, as it flows through Jones Gap State Park.

December 28, 2010

December 25, 2010

Here's what it looked like at my house at 6:00 AM this morning. It was very peaceful. Then there was cooking, and picking up Moms, and eating, and opening presents, and visiting, and cleaning up, and taking Moms home. Wow... And now a soft snow is falling and it is peaceful once more. Merry Christmas everyone.

December 23, 2010

December 20, 2010

Yes, it's a downspout. But I also see a light saber. Hmmm...

December 16, 2010

December 13, 2010

December 10, 2010

December 7, 2010

From the Greenville Christmas parade last Saturday. It was cold out (for here), so we ducked into a restaurant before Santa made his appearance.

December 5, 2010

December 1, 2010

November 29, 2010

November 27, 2010

November 25, 2010

November 23, 2010

November 21, 2010

November 19, 2010

November 15, 2010

Camping by the lake in Paris Mountain State Park.

November 13, 2010

November 11, 2010

November 9, 2010

November 7, 2010

The little town of Saluda, NC, on a drizzly Saturday.

November 5, 2010

November 3, 2010

November 1, 2010

October 30, 2010

October 28, 2010

October 26, 2010

October 22, 2010

October 20, 2010

At the Greenville Drive game.

October 18, 2010

October 17, 2010

October 14, 2010

October 12, 2010

October 10, 2010

October 8, 2010

October 6, 2010

Manipulation notice: Shot this with my G11 at 28mm equivalent, pointed up at the building. Result: barrel distortion and converging verticals. Yuch. But, I had just gotten Lightroom 3, and the G11 lens was profiled. So I had Lightroom fix the barrel distortion. Then I used the manual controls to fix the verticals. The picture looks much better now, but I didn't respect myself in the morning.

October 4, 2010

October 2, 2010

Hanging out at Jack of the Wood in Asheville during Bele Chere.

September 30, 2010

September 28, 2010

This concludes our display of beach pictures for the year. Thank you.

September 26, 2010

September 24, 2010

September 22, 2010

OK, back to the beach for a few more.

September 20, 2010

A female Fiery Skipper.

September 18, 2010

This, I think, is a Zabulon Skipper, folding its hindwings flat and its forewings at an angle in typical skipper fashion. It's got that swept-wing fighter jet look.

September 16, 2010

This is a Gulf Fritillary. Don't see too many of them in these parts.

September 14, 2010

A Fiery Skipper, I think.

September 12, 2010

We'll take a short break from beach pictures to feature some of butterflies. Here's a Painted Lady. In late summer and autumn I break out the macro lens and chase insects around the backyard. It's fun for all of us.

September 10, 2010