Red Bud – Purple Flower

These “red buds” have burst open in the past few days to show their magnificent purple flowers…I love springtime!


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Snow Flowers

Today’s weather in the New River Valley saw temperatures climb into the 70’s, and the forecast is for more of the same the next few days.  Wow, what unusual weather for the end of winter.  The photos below show how much different the weather was exactly one week ago…about 2 inches of snow.  The two images below (taken on March 5, 2012) show some of the snow when I went through Blacksburg at lunch time…much of the snow had melted.  The pansies and daffodils looked a bit out of place with snow around.

Virginia Tech Photography

Virginia Tech Photography

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Red Bud Spring

This is a close-up shot of a redbud tree.  The brilliant purple flowers will be opening up soon, but until then, they’re hiding behind these red buds.

Spring photography

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Butterfly, Don’t Fly Away

This monarch butterfly was just a short time out of the chrysalis and was not quite ready to fly away.  That allowed me to get some pretty good photos.  The evening sun was low in the sky and the warm light of the golden hour made the orange and yellow of the butterfly “explode” in the middle of these fall mums.  This was taken on October 14, 2010.  Click on the images to see the spectacular color up close.

Children Grow Up Fast

Children Grow Up Fast

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Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk – Cincinnati – Part 4 of 4

This is the last installment of the images from the Worldwide Photowalk.  I hope you’ve enjoyed looking through some of my favorites.  If you would like to see more, visit the Flickr group set up for this walk.

Cincinnati PhotoDowntown Cincinnati – Great perspective shot at an intersection.

Ohio River with BargeWalking across a bridge over the Ohio River into Covington, Kentucky, we were able to watch a coal barge pushing up the river.  The river was very muddy too.

Ascent at Roebling's BridgeThe Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge in Covington, Kentucky, was designed by Daniel Libeskind.  It’s a striking contrast to the normal skyline, to say the least.  I think it really stands out (or even blends in) on these blue sky/cloudy days.

FlowersBeautiful flowers (Black-eyed Susans) against a wrought-iron fence.  Make sure you click on the photo to see it full-sized.

Trinity Episcopal ChurchTrinity Episcopal Church, taken with a wide angle lens.

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Iris Almost Ready

This iris was almost ready to bloom.  I just love the way it’s so compact, compared to how it looks the next day after it opens into a big flower – looking nothing like it does in this stage.  This was taken on May 10, 2010.

Iris Photography - Fairlawn

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Marigold & Wasp

A marigold is a great place to hang out for a wasp.  This one is staring me down.  Cool.  Taken on 7/17.




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