Saturday, September 29, 2007

Like Giant Harps

The Cooper River Bridge in Charleston, SC is the longest cable stay bridge in North America. The analogy to harps is appropriate since Charleston is called "The Holy City" for the number of church steeples visible from the harbor.

Cooper River Video

Friday, September 28, 2007

Mums the Word

"Mums the word" means to keep quiet about something.
Blooming mums are anything but quiet as they boldly announce that autumn is here.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Magnolia Seed Pods

Another sign of fall
The magnolia pods are turning crimson and their seeds are popping out. The birds and squirrels will be happy.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Rainy Day Blues

Today is a an overcast, dreary, rainy day ...

but this photo from Sunday helps brighten it.

Gulf Fritillary on Lantana

Monday, September 17, 2007


Another dragonfly but my real goal is to capture a photo of an elusive damselfly.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Gulf Fritillary

The Gulf Fritillary takes its name from the fact that migrating flights of the butterflies are sometimes seen over the Gulf of Mexico.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Tricolored Herons

Young tricolored herons in the marsh at Huntington Beach State Park. As they mature they will become more blue-gray.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Chimney Swifts

An old chimney at First United Methodist Church is providing a sanctuary for a large group of Chimney Swifts. These Neotropical migrants will leave by the first cold-front that blows through in the fall and will spend the winter in the Amazon Basin of Peru.

Friday, September 07, 2007

From the Archives

John F. Kennedy visited my hometown of Springfield, Ohio when he was running for president in 1960. I took this photo with my little Argus camera when he spoke in the football stadium at Wittenberg University.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Coiled Proboscis

Click and enlarge this photo to see the coiled proboscis on this hummingbird moth.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Monday, September 03, 2007