A Few Pictures

One of my favorite {simple} summertime things to do is drive around the countryside with my camera in the evenings. The area is flat as a pancake and far from any vistas we experienced in Italy last fall, or Montana mountains, or Utah canyons, or …. well, south Georgia has it’s own beauty, but in smaller quantities. I realize  every place has its pros and cons for living there. In fact, I keep seeing this article for a remote-ish part of Italy that is paying people to come live there, because everyone is moving to more urban areas. Do a search and you find even more offers.

Anyway, back to south Georgia, as I arrived at kids’ club the other evening, I smelled the distinct, earthy scent of fresh dug peanuts! It’s kind of like the marsh smell close to the coast … if you live nearby and love visiting, you may draw in the dank (?) scent and love it, because you know you’re close to the islands. Maybe dank is the correct word. It’s not exactly aromatic but it is distinct and welcoming, if it means you’re near your favorite places. I’m guessing a lot of folks think it smells bad.

We had more than usual going on this summer, and it seems like outside projects around the house have been endless. I haven’t taken as many evenings off to drive around.

Here are a some from a couple of evenings when I have …

Lenticular clouds are a rarity around here. I think they’re a little more common around mountain peaks. These caught my eye on my way home from work so I grabbed my camera and went driving.

The thunderstorm moved closer.

… until there was no doubt it was time to head for home.

Another evening after a drizzily evening, the rainbow hung around for nearly an hour.

Click the photo below to see a larger shot of this multi-frame pano.

After the sun goes down, the colors (sometimes) are even more vivid.

Speaking of Utah canyons, I have never posted pictures from a few years ago. I’ll try to do that sometime soon. And our DC/Boston trip with the graduating seniors this spring. I have way more blog post ideas that I have time to develop them.

Today was a beautiful, sunny but comfortable day. It’s possible, that maybe, just maybe, fall is around the corner.

Jekyll Island at Dusk

Every full moon I bemoan that I didn’t I didn’t get down to Jekyll to see the moon come up. Over the winter months until time change, it only works out to do this on weekends since I don’t have time to get down after work during the week. Full moon fell on Sunday this month. The best time to get pictures of the moon if you want to capture much of the surrounding area as well, is the night before full moon. The moon comes up approx. 50 min. later every night. Usually, the night of full moon, the moon is coming up just as the sun is finished setting, and darkness is mostly there, except for the moon. If you wait until then, and expose your camera for the moonlight, you won’t see much else. If you Continue reading “Jekyll Island at Dusk”