Tools of the Trade
Crab Pots on the Dock
Watermen must set aside crab pots in late November, and seek fish or oysters until spring comes again.
Bride shares a moment with the Flower Girl just before the ceremony.
Flamingo avoiding the camera at Brevard Zoo in Florida
Roanoke, VA is known as the Star City of the South, and here is their star - at 100 feet tall, it is the largest man made star in the world. It was erected in 1949 and sits a bit over 1000 feet above the city, on Mill Mountain.
City Market in Roanoke, VA
Fountains accented by a powerful sky make for a beautiful day in this downtown park.
Great White Egret settles into a new spot in this tidal marsh, hoping for some good fishing. I watched a while, and he picked a great spot!
Great White Egret scans the wetlands while in flight.
Historic Causey's Mill dates back to the 1700's, was heavily damaged in the Civil War, and restored in 1866. It was recently moved 75 feet away from the water to help preserve the historic mill. It is located in Newport News. VA.
Out Behind the House
Scenic view of out-building behind an old home in Smithfield reminds us of times past.
If you try, you may be able to hear the music this egret appears to be dancing to...
This Blue Heron is at home and in one of his favorite fising holes in this tidal marsh.
Old Point Comfort Light and Keeper's House at Fort Monroe
Reflection of Winter
Snow covered tree overhanging tributary of Pagan River in Smithfield, VA
Broad Headed Skink
Foot bridge over Railroad Tracks to old N&W Passenger Terminal, Roanoke, VA
Winter at Messick Point, Poquoson, VA
Common Hawker Dragonfly at rest
Great White Egrits hunt food together
Blue Heron in the Merrit Island Wildlife Refuge, Florida
Bird with an Attitude
Lady In Red
Fall Colors in Roanoke Valley
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Winter at Bruton Parish
One of the oldest English Churches in America, Bruton Parish was established in 1674. Construction of the current church, still in serice today, began in 1710 and was completed in 1715. Bruton Parish Church is located on Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg.
Palms In Paradise
Coconut Palms, sunshine, blue skies, and warm breezes made this a special day on Sanibel Island. Truly a photographer's paradise.
Found this "Sailor Dog" guarding his boat in the Historic Seaport area of Key West. Friendly enough, but not there to welcome any strangers aboard.
Bahai Honda Rail Bridge
The Bahai Honda Overseas Railway Bridge still stands today, over 100 years after its first use. Built by Henry Flagler in 1912 to support the railway to Key West, and later used for auto traffic, the bridge was retired in the 1970's. Yet it remains a landmark in this storied part of Florida.
Lonely Day at Buckroe
A cool and breezy day, so no problem finding an empty beach. Peaceful and quiet, but a bit lonely on this day.
Geraniums in the Window
This simple setting, a window onto a side street in St. Augustine reminds me of scenes I saw in Europe. The simple pot of Geraniums dressed up this window nicely.
This Great Blue Heron is intently focused on his primary mission: to eat. While he may remain motionless or move very slow while searching for small fish or other food, they can strike like lightning when they spot their prey.
White Peacock Fanning
Peacock's fan their feathers as a courting ritual to impress the femails or Peahens. Clearly this white peacock has his eye on someone.
Buoys On A Wall
Colorful buoys such as these are used by watermen to identify their traps as they work to harvest seafood such as crabs, lobsters and more. Each waterman has a unique color and design for his buoys. A common tradition is that when a waterman retires or passes away, they give out most of their buoys to friends and they will hang the buoys in honor and remembrance of their friend.
Working St. Augustine Bay
While many think fun and vacation when St. Augustine is mentioned, here is evidence that a great deal of work occurs on those waters every day.
Summer in the Marsh
The rivers and creeks around Smithfield provide an environment that promotes beautiful marshes.
The mix of form, light and color blend to form a natural abtract that I find both peaceful and beautiful.
This lone shorebird is so intent on foraging for food that it scarcely pays any attention to me or my camera.
A Grand Old Lady
The Hotel Roanoke is a Grand Old Lady, having been built in 1882. Fully restored and now operated as a Conference Center and upscale hotel, its truely a unique place to stay.
Storm in the Valley
Angry skies annouce the arrival of a thunderstorm over Roanoke Valley, giving the archetecture of the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center and surrounding buildings an impressive backdrop.
Castillo De San Marcos
This famous old fort still stands strong on the shoreline of the St. Augustine Bay. Built by the Spanish in the late 1600's, it cost Spain the equivalent of $30 to $35 million in today's dollars.