Street Art in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward

October 31, 2012 at 8:32 am (Atlanta, Georgia) (, )

Artist Heif Neuzz, Living Walls project, Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA

One of the things I like about living in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward is the street art.  Much of it is from the Living Walls project, now in its third year.  But it comes from a variety of sources, and some of it is even impromptu – not created as art, but as a method of communication.  However, I am attracted to the objet truve’ types of “found art” – the scuzzy, torn, dilapidated, mutilated, and discombobulated (I just had to use that word) stuff that you find in cities. Read the rest of this entry »

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Autumn Sunrise at Georgia’s Highest Point

October 24, 2012 at 5:46 am (Autumn, Birds - Georgia, Georgia, Nature, Photography) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Autumn morning from Brasstown Bald, Georgia

Rising 4,784 feet above sea level, Brasstown Bald is Georgia’s highest point.  You can see the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, as well as South Carolina in this 360 degree view. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cool Georgia Bugs on a Theme of Green

October 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm (Dragonflies and Bugs, Georgia, Nature, Photography, Wildlife) (, , , , , , , )

Bumelia Longhorn Beetle – a large and very colorful bug

I’ve encountered some really cool bugs lately here in Georgia.  Green seems to be the common theme in this collection.  The large green beetle above resides near Savannah. Read the rest of this entry »

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White Hawk

October 15, 2012 at 7:31 pm (Birds - Georgia, Georgia, Nature, Photography, Wildlife) (, )

Leucistic Red-Tailed Hawk

This red-tailed hawk isn’t dressed out for winter.  And it’s not an albino.  This guy/gal is leucistic – meaning it is missing color pigments other than melanin.  (Albinism is the absence of melanin – the pigment that gives our skin and hair its color.)  Albinos have pink eyes due to absence of pigment in the eyes.  Leucistic animals like this one still have their dark eyes, and often hints of color as you can see in this bird.

This hawk has been at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Island Ford area for quite awhile, and was photographed last month.

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Swallowing a Really Really Really Big Fish

October 3, 2012 at 5:13 am (Birds - Georgia, Georgia, Nature, Photography) (, , , , )

Wood Stork caught an Atlantic needlefish – and swallowed it whole!

I was sitting on the beach at Jekyll Island, Georgia on Monday, and saw a wood stork fishing in the ocean about a quarter mile away.  Not only did I not know the storks fished in saltwater, but I also was amazed that it was quite close to some fellows seining for shrimp.  It wasn’t begging, but was perhaps an opportunist, hoping that the activity would scare up something yummy.  I decided to go for a closer look, and just as I got there this guy/gal caught a fish.  A really really really big fish. Read the rest of this entry »

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