Nico the flirty Beluga Whale. Georgia Aquarium
Fourth of July, Atlanta's Centennial Park fireworks celebration.
A rare, but beautiful, snowy morning in Georgia.
South Beach, Miami, Florida
I love cows.
Thrift store finds
Sunset, Rincon, Puerto Rico
Spring blooms, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Trio in Black and White
Caribbean Sea, Westpunt, Curacao
Orchid, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Water Lilies, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Morrison Springs, Ponce de Leon, Florida
Water Droplets, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Sunrise, Ponce de Leon, Florida
Beautiful Blooms, Atlanta Botanical Garden
365 in 2011
- ► 2012 (209)
- Eyes (61 of 365)
- Isolation (60 of 365)
- Relaxation (59 of 365)
- Natural Framing (58 of 365)
- The Letter A (57 of 365)
- The Weekend (56 of 365)
- Black (55 of 365)
- Challenge/Challenging (54 of 365)
- The Letter G (53 of 365)
- The Letter B (52 of 365)
- My Bucket List
- Circular (51 of 365)
- Recreation (50 of 365)
- Group or Groupings (49 of 365)
- Entrance (48 of 365)
- The Letter M (47 of 365)
- Depth of Field (46 of 365)
- Plants (45 of 365)
- Yellow (44 of 365)
- Bloom (43 of 365)
- Macro Shot (42 of 365)
- Green (41 of 365)
- Pastel (40 of 365)
- Garden (39 of 365)
- Wet (38 of 365)
- ▼ April (25)
- ► 2010 (94)
- ► 2009 (394)
- ► 2008 (396)
- ► 2007 (43)
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
There were hardly any folks on the river. Parts of the swamp were closed due to low water levels. Once our canoes passed the john-boat line, we were the only folks around for miles.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
This past weekend I knocked off a bucket list item. I spent the weekend camping at Stephen C. Foster State Park inside the Okefenokee Swamp. It was a lot of fun! We camped at a pioneer camp site in the swamp. Thankfully, we saw no snakes! Saturday was spent on the Suwanee River canoeing a little over 8 miles. We saw lots of gators and birds. The neatest thing we saw was a mama box turtle laying her eggs.
All in all, it was a fun and relaxing weekend!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
This is Ryan Palmer taking a shot from the tees at the first hole "Tea Olive." I chose this shot, not because Palmer is geared up in black, but because as professionals, these guys play from the black tees!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
This is a shot of #16 "Redbud" at Augusta National Golf Club. Augusta National is known to be one of the most beautiful, and most challenging, golf courses in the United States.
During the practice rounds, many of the golfers attempt to skip a golf ball or two from the right bank of the pond (which you can't see in this picture) onto the green which is on the left. It's a lot of fun to watch the players try to make it onto the green and to listen to the cheers and groans from the crowd.
Friday, April 15, 2011
G is for Golf! I had the chance to attend one of the practice rounds of the Masters which is held each year at Augusta National Golf Club. It was a beautiful, yet horribly windy day!
This is a shot of three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson and his coach Butch Harmon on the practice tees. Unfortunately, Mickelson chose not to play any holes on the course, so this was our only chance to see him.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I'll be linking the list on the menu bar above if you're interested in keeping up. The list will be updated as completed. In fact, one of these is coming off the list next weekend!
1. Earn my open water SCUBA certification. (Completed April 18, 2010)
2. Complete first ocean dive. (Completed June 20, 2010)
3. Learn to knit.
4. Read the Top 100 novels of all time.
5. Listen to the 10 Albums to Hear Before You Die.
6. Go deep sea fishing.
7. Drive (and dive!) the Florida Keys.
8. Run a marathon.
9. Celebrate NYE in NYC.
10. Celebrate July 4th in D.C.
11. Attend an Opening Day game at Fenway Park.
12. Visit all 50 states (28 to go).
13. Visit Paris.
14. Ride a gondola in Venice.
15. Trek to Everest Base Camp.
16. Sell my photographs.
17. Be debt-free.
18. Swim with dolphins.
19. Milk a cow.
20. Go whale watching.
21. Attend a World Series game.
22. Eat caviar.
23. Master panang curry.
24. Have a photograph published. (Completed April 6, 2011)
25. Camp at Okefenokee Swamp. (Completed April 22-24, 2011)
26. Become a wine connoisseur.
27. Gamble in Las Vegas.
28. Go on a blind date.
29. Pack my bags and set off for a random mini-vacation with no itinerary
planned at all.
30. Fly in a helicopter.
31. Go on safari.
32. See the Great Wall of China.
33. Crush grapes at a winery.
34. Raft through the Grand Canyon.
35. Eat at a Five Star restaurant.
36. Have a compost.
37. Stay in a Five Star hotel.
38. Watch the Top 100 Movies.
39. Attend a cooking class.
40. Have a flourishing garden.
41. Cook a meal with a professional chef.
42. Watch a Red Sox game from the Green Monster seats.
43. Attend a Super Bowl game.
44. Visit Napa Valley.
45. Drive Route 66
46. See a concert at Red Rocks. (Completed June 21-23, 2011)
47. Obtain my Master Diver certification. (Completed September 30, 2011)
48. Fly in a hot air balloon.
49. See the Northern Lights
50. Hike to the summit of Mount Lecont.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
A little bit of tight passage. Crownover had several tight passages. Lots of fun to crawl through!
And, to give you an idea of the small passages we crawled through, here is a picture of yours truly taken by one of the other cavers in our group.
Monday, April 11, 2011
A bat hanging among a group of stalactites. There were so many bats in this cave! With the low ceilings, we had to really watch our helmets to make sure we didn't knock any off the ceilings and injure them.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Last weekend I went with a group of friends to Crownover Salt Peter Cave for a muddy adventure. It had been several years since I'd been underground and I had so much fun!
This is a shot of the entrance which I took as we were heading out of the cave. It looks a bit deceiving because of the noise in the photo, but we were able to climb in and out, rather than having to drop in.
Also, a note on the upcoming cave pictures. They were taken with my point and shoot Panasonic Lumix.