• Photography
  • Berlin

    Been a while since my last post, mostly because I spent a week over in Berlin doing some great things with Apple. I was fortunate enough to be selected to attend the Apple Distinguished Educator International Institute, and it was spectacular. I learned a lot, connected with people from all over the world, and spent some […]

  • Photography
  • Barred Owl

    I have had the chance to travel to many state parks in Georgia, and this shot of a Barred Owl at Amicalola Falls State Park is one of my favorites. The Barred Owl is found throughout the United States and can be identified by its distinctive call, which sounds a lot like “who-cooks-for-you.”  

  • Aerial Photography
  • Microburst

    We had a lot of thunderstorms yesterday and after they cleared the area, the sun came out. I was able to get an interesting shot of a microburst off in the distance, with the sun illuminating the rain and some of the clouds. Mother Nature is truly dramatic.

  • Mountains
  • Sunset Over Foggy Mountains

    There is nothing like the Appalachians after a heavy rain. The fog rises slowly from the numerous valleys, clinging to the trees and the tops of the mountains. On this particular day, the clouds thinned enough to let the setting sun illuminate the sky, creating an exceptional opportunity.  

  • Photography
  • Baby Alligators on a Log

    I’m fortunate that my current digital textbook project is taking me to some of the most beautiful areas of Georgia. I am in the process of visiting many of the state parks, and while there I am able to spend a lot of time with the interpretive rangers, often getting some behind-the-scenes tours. Michael Ellis […]

  • Mountains
  • Young Black Bear

    We have a cabin in the N. Georgia mountains, and over the years we have seen several bears in the area. None of them were as “friendly” as this guy, and he came to our property one afternoon and had no interest in leaving. He climbed a tree, walked around in the woods, and then […]

  • Mountains
  • Rainy Day in the Mountains

    One nice thing about the mountains is that they are beautiful ALL of the time, regardless of the season or the weather. For instance, after a heavy thunderstorm in the summer, fog can be seen rising up from the many peaks and valleys of the Appalachians. It is beautiful and serene.