April Fools Joke from 2012

"Be willing to be a beginner every single morning."~Meister EckhI intended to start April 2012 with some sunrise pictures from one of my favorite spots. The weather forecast seemed to indicate that there would be fog. I knew that if I got there early enough I could get some pictures of fog laying in the valley since my vantage point would be 100’s of feet higher

Alarm goes off and I’m up.  All is packed and ready, just let the dogs run while the coffee gets going and I had an hour and a half to drive to my spot and hike about a half mile.

Well the dogs, mainly the big fluffy husky named Kudluk, decided it was a good morning to play an April Fools joke on me and headed out for a long run.  After about 45 minutes I get him back into the house and it is now a Plan B kind of morning.  I decided to head to a place much closer to home but not as high above the valley.

When I got to the parking area I realized I had lost a lot of time and I hiked about twice my normal pace to get into place to grab a few shots.  This was one was probably shortly after I arrived and still out of breath.  Once I got home and downloaded the images I realized it was a better picture than one I had in mind when I headed out.

So if you like this one give a little “Thank you” to Kudluk for delaying me.  I did.



Sometimes there is no place like home


After the biggest snowfall of the year I decided to go take some pictures of the white powdery stuff. I left my home where there was maybe 4 inches (it’s TN. That’s a big snow). I drove through three different counties looking for that perfect shot. There was no snow to speak of anywhere. So I came home.

Back home the snow was still slowly falling and I decided to try my hand at a macro snowflake picture. This is what I got. So sometimes it’s true…there is no place like home.