Sunday, June 29, 2014

I Have a New Blog

Yeah, another one.  But I needed a subject a bit bigger than myself.  It will be a lot like this one in that I will be posting my photographs there.  But there will probably be more words than here.  It's called The H Word.  What's the "H" word?  To find out, check it out here.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monochrome Monday

Here's a few black and white shots from over the weekend.  My son, Jordan, and I rose early on Sunday morning for this outing.

Distant Heron
Brushy Creek

Confusing Reflections

Random Chair

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Weekend Pics

My children and their significant others came in and we all went to a family get-together yesterday.  There was lots of good food and I ate too much - as I do every year.  But I didn't fall asleep!  As I've done every other time.

I posted the family pictures on Facebook.  Here are the "other" pictures that I took.


Through the Cabin Window

The Bridge (I think I take a picture every year)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Everyone Welcome

Thanks for the Memories
Raggedy Ann's Hormonal Cousin?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Short Trip


I had a short trip to Harlan (Kentucky) yesterday.  Harlan is, of course, where part of the TV show Justified is set, although it isn't filmed there.  It is the home of, among other things, the Ky Mine Supply Co.  For some reason, maybe because of the train tracks in the foreground, this reminds me of a model railroad building.

As I passed sign after sign with arrows pointing towards places with interesting names, like Totz and Putney and Lynch and Kingdom Come and Bad Branch Falls, it occurred to me how many odd names we have for places in this area.  Although I didn't have time to get off the beaten path (Route 119) to pursue any of these yesterday, I did make a few quick stops while on the beaten path.


Oven Fork

Roadside, Pine Mountain, Letcher County

Carr Fork

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Who's Your Daddy?

It's Fathers Day, and I spent some of the morning back at the German Bridge area at the headwaters of Dewey Lake.  I don't think a single vehicle went by the whole time I was roaming the banks.  The only sound was a steady stream of songs and calls from water fowl and other birds.  It was 60 degrees and filled with quiet and beauty.  Except for the trash left by idiots, it was great.

Here Comes the Sun

Smoke on the Water

Sun Spot
Fish Sticks

Lost Bobber

Flowers in the Middle of Nowhere


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Taste of Monochrome

The water looks beautiful here, but was actually very brown and muddy - which is why I converted this one to black and white.  This is another one taken near the German Bridge area at Dewey Lake.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

German Bridge

I went to the German Bridge Area of Dewey Lake this morning.  This is a somewhat remote wildlife management area.  I've never found the water there particularly clear, but it is usually still.  So where's the bridge?  It's a low, concrete thing and nothing special to look at, although I did stand on it for 2 of these shots.

I'm not completely happy with any of my pictures from today, but I do think the area has a lot of potential and I intend to return frequently.