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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

That's My World: Antiques Roadshow



The Antiques Roadshow was in Raleigh, NC on Saturday and I went there with a friend who was visiting. Since it took place in the Convention Center, I took the photo above of the statue of Sir Walter Raleigh who is looking away from all the commotion.

The Antiques Roadshow is a
Traveling production that explores the antiques and cultural heritage of various areas of the United States. People can bring in anything they want to be appraised.

What I found the most interesting were some of the off the wall things people had with them like the alligator above.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Monochrome Weekly: Unexpected downtown photo op




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Thursday, June 25, 2009

SkyWatch Friday: Pink skies at night sailors delight



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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Zooming in on workers on the 28th Floor



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Monday, June 22, 2009

That's My World Tuesday: The Buzzin of the Bees in the Butterfly Weed




I didn't have any ideas for my world this week because I thought, nothing new is going on and I don't have any ideas for past sites to show you.



Then it occurred to me that there actually is a lot going on in my world if I stop to pay attention to the wildlife in my habitat garden.



In addition to having so many bees and butterflies that their chorus is audible, I have so many rabbits running around I practically run into them.



There are always a lot of birds in my world and with a whole new crop of babies they are everywhere.



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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Monochrome Weekly: Skid Marks



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Thursday, June 18, 2009

SkyWatch Friday: Remembering Blue


I'm starting to grow weary of gray skies so I'm remembering blue and posting an old shot I never used on my blog.



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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

That's My World - Avoiding the heat




My world (North Carolina Piedmont) is very hot and muggy at the moment. However, I was reminded during a walk yesterday morning, that it is much cooler on the woodland trails. It was very pleasant although outside of the woods it would have already been to hot to walk.



The water in the creek was very stagnant and murky but the leaves and reflection made for a photograph I liked.


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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Monochrome Weekly: Duke Memorial United Methodist church




I often photograph this church when I'm stuck at a stop light in downtown Durham, NC. Unfortunately the wires get in the way of wide shots, so I tried a close up of the bells which is the one part not crossed by wires. Below is the whole church so you can see why the wires are an issue.



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Thursday, June 11, 2009

SkyWatch Friday: Afternoon Clouds



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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

That's My World Tuesday: Someone has been let loose with green paint


My world is starting to look like someone spilled green paint over it. The first shot was taken recently in my neighborhood.



I ordinarily work from my home computer but I had to commute to my Durham, NC office last week. I was struck by the smoke stack surrounded by a sea of green when I was walking up stairs at my office so I stopped and took the shot.



The next shot was taken in downtown Durham at the parking lot across from the office building where the company I work for is housed. Next door to the brick offices is the old house below which is covered by the green leaves of the tree this time of year.



Leaving the office and driving through a Durham neighborhood to get to the expressway, I was greeted by more evidence of someone throwing green paint over my world.



Back home the canopy of my pecan tree greets me with more . . . . that's right you guessed it, green.



Facing my greenhouse and storage building there is another sea of green although splashes of other colors are evident if you look. Soon the sea of green will be replaced with a crazy mixture of many different colored blooms.



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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Monochrome Weekly: Rain and Windchimes



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Thursday, June 4, 2009

SkyWatch Friday: Old Tree's last stand against the sky

I took this shot on Monday and I was struck by the beauty of an almost dead tree surrounded by a sea of green leaves from other trees. I focused on the top where the bare tree is against the sky so it almost looks like a winter shot but it was actually shot on June 1.


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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Ball stuck in a tree



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Monday, June 1, 2009

That's My World: North Carolina Highway Flowers

I thought I would feature the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Wildflower Program on this post.

The NCDOT started this program in 1985 as part of their highway beautification efforts. Their website has more information about the program.

Wildflower beds are installed and maintained by the roadside personnel. All of the shots in this post were taken on US 40 East in North Carolina.

In addition to the photographs in this post, my wordless post last week included poppies I shot on the highway. I also had a post on my other blog last week with other wildflower shots on the same road trip.

The shot above could be titled, please try not to speed up when I'm trying to take a picture. I like the effect but wouldn't mind it being just a smidge less so.

I often complain about some of the environmental issues associated with over development in my state without regard to consequences.

I am glad, however, that an effort has been made to plant and maintain wildflowers along the highways and preserve at least some areas for natural habitat.

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