Thursday, August 30, 2007

Cabbage Whites

The cabbage whites are prolific around the flowers at the Owens family farm.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Early Morning Meeting

at the freshwater lagoon at Huntington Beach State Park.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Education through Photography

Photography has often peaked my curiosity to find out more about some of the subjects in my photos. This was evident Friday when I photographed this old church in Columbia, SC. I had to find out more about the history of this building with the painted windows.

The results of a little Googling ...
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church was built in 1921 at a cost of $75,000, The architect was John Anderson Lankford, one of the first registered African American architects in the United States. The church was an important hub during the civil rights movement and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The church has relocated and plans are now underway to convert the vacant building into a black history museum and cultural arts center.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Sand Crab

Another beach icon that certainly blends into the sand.

Friday, August 17, 2007


This female Roseate Skimmer posed on the shepherd's hook long enough for a few close-up shots.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Yesterday at Huntington Beach State Park I spotted monarchs for the first time this season. I was beginning to wonder if I would see any this year. My backyard butterfly population has definitely been less this year. In a recent newspaper article, an entomologist at Clemson University acknowledged a decreased population of butterflies and most are arriving later. The freeze in April may have had an affect on them. Hopefully, this is just a one year anomaly.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

Walking on Water

William checks out the aquarium projected on the floor at the Hard Rock Park's backstage tour.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Take-off and Landing

Where's the air traffic controller? I am not sure this meets the safe distance between take-off and landings.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Passion Flower

Passion Flower found along the boardwalk
over the sand dunes at Sunset Beach, NC

In the 15th and 16th centuries, Spanish Christian missionaries discovered this flower and adopted its unique physical structures as symbols of the Crucifixion.
  • the 72 radial filaments represent the Crown of Thorns
  • the ten petals represent the ten faithful apostles
  • the top 3 stigma represent the 3 nails
  • the lower 5 anthers represent the 5 wounds

Beach Icons

Sunset Beach, NC

Wednesday, August 01, 2007