Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Low Drifting Fog over the Foothills, Fort Payne


A low, drifting fog overlays the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Fort Payne, Alabama.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Frosty Morning at a Cattle Pool, Shelby County


Frosty Morning at a Cattle Pool in Shelby County, near Columbiana, Alabama.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

2014 3rd Annual Gardendale Turkey Trot

The 2014 3rd Annual Gardendale Turkey Trot raised money for Firehouse Shelter and was supported by a number of local businesses and organizations, including: Run Gardendale, Buffalo Wild Wings in Gardendale, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Mordecai Sports, and Alabama Power. 

Participation in the event has grown significantly each year, starting with about thirty folks in its inaugural running in 2012, and growing to more than 90 runners in 2013 (gallery). This third edition of the Gardendale Turkey Trot saw more than 115 registered runners, with dozens of others who showed up on race day.

This was my first occasion not to run in the event, which was disappointing but allowed me to thoroughly photograph the run and most of its participants.



The photographs can also be seen at the gallery: 2014 3rd Annual Gardendale Turkey Trot

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Darby, a Free Spirit among the Wildflowers


Darby romping among the Partridge Pea and other Wildflowers on the Rails to Trails

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Spiders of Summer: Orchard Spider Eating Captured Prey


An Orchard Spider (Leucauge venusta, an orb weaver) consuming a Fly
that it has ensnared in my Tomato Garden.

This same spider was photographed earlier in the summer, here.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Spiders of Summer: Orchard Spider Approaching Prey


An Orchard Spider is bearing down on a Fly that has been caught in its Web.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Spiders of Summer: Corn Spider in the Rose Garden


This Corn Spider (Argiope aurantia) has been regulating the insect population 
in our knockout rose garden throughout summer.