Archive for October, 2010
Storms in the Smoky Mountains are beautiful. Watching them roll in over the mountains, hearing the approach from miles away…its amazing.
That said, we’d left the cabin to camp up in the mountains for a couple of nights but changed our mind because of the tornado warnings.
This is a pretty laid-back trip for me. I’m staying in a cabin with my friend Pam and her dog and we’re doing a lot of vacation-like activties…like, hanging out and doing nothing. I’m still getting a decent amount of photography done, but this definitely isnt the intense dawn-to-dusk of my other travels. I’m not complaining…it sort of nice to be so indulgent.
My morning started with coyotes and mist. I’m down here for a week, meeting a friend whose come up from FL and photographing some of this fall color.
I was fortunate enough to spot an endangerd Delmarva Fox Squirrel while shooting in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge today. Always a treat.
Had lunch at Common Grounds in Salisbury, then spent the afternoon with the wild ponies at Assateague Island National Seashore. Not too shabby.
8:12 AM On the road again…
1:43 PM Nearing Dayton, Ohio. May make it home before 10pm Eastern Time
10:16 PM Home. 20+Awesomeness to John S. whose audiobooks made this feat possible.
Thats right, folks, 1700 miles in 2 days.
11:22 AM Ogalla, NE…central time zone soon
7:02 PM Grimmell, Iowa. Kum & Go’s and corn.
12:55 AM Peoria, IL. Hello. Goodnight. *yawn*
Woke up this morning to my friend’s giant german shepherd having stolen my pillow. Can’t complain, the dog is a big cuddle bug.
We made it to Moraine Valley in time to photograph the sunrise over the mountains. The rest of the day we were all over the place photographing streams and waterfalls, aspen groves and elk. It was an incredibly long, but fun and productive day.
And looks like I”m heading home tomorrow, despite the temptation to stay longer…
I was up at 2:30 in the morning due to some idiot bringing a baby camping. Not a happy camper here.
I met up with some of the other photographers and spent most of the day in Moraine Valley photographing the Elk.
Crashing tonight at a friend’s house in Denver and heading to bed early so I can be up at 4:30 to go shoot the dawn.