Photo of the week(ish)

Nutcracker season!

Posted December 12, 2021. Click on photo to enlarge.

Happy Halloween!!

Posted October 31, 2021. Click on photo to enlarge.

God is good, but you still need a lift pass

Southern Appalachia - where skiing eeks out the barest existence, and brings with it it's own local flavor.

Posted October 10, 2021. Click on photo to enlarge.

The maskiest place

Lots of people documenting the pandemic. Here's a tiny contribution. Corner of College and Haywood. In March, 2021, Asheville was described by someone on Twitter as "the maskiest mask place I've ever seen in real life." Sounds good to me. 

Posted October 3, 2021. Click on photo to enlarge.

Reopening in the spring

In fact, they did not reopen in the spring. Nor the summer. The sign is gone, as is Don Quixote. (October 10 update - the store did not go out of business. They moved. Yay!)

Posted September 19, 2021. Click on photo to enlarge.

Photographer and the human statue

Despite the proliferation (or perhaps because) of cameras, it seems candid photography in public spaces draws more ire than ever. However, as people on the sidewalk may get in heated debates over photography (in the U.S., it is legal for someone to take a photo of someone else in a public space), our communities are covered up with security and other closed-circuit cameras and no one bats an eye, although who sees these images and videos, as well as what they do with them, is often unknown. This image captures on of the most common street photography moments, someone taking a photo of a street performer, though it is taken from a perspective that could be held by a security camera, and neither subject is any the wiser.

Posted September, 6, 2021. Click on photo to enlarge.

Cosmos, Beaver Lake, Asheville

Because sometime you just need a picture of a flower.

Posted August 22, 2021. Click on photo to enlarge.

Surfboards, Fernandina Beach, Florida

Posted August, 16, 2021. Click on photo to enlarge.

Pine Trees at Beaver Lake

Occasionally (more often during the shift from summer to fall), Asheville's Beaver Lake experiences an early-morning fall. It's my favorite time to visit the lake. 

Posted July 24, 2021. Click on photo to enlarge.

Independence Day Fireworks

Happy (belated) Independence Day. Taken in Asheville, N.C., 2016.

Posted July 5, 2021. Click on photo to enlarge. 


Shopping at a downtown Asheville pop-up vintage shop.

Posted June 26, 2021. Click on photo to enlarge.

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dads, and people who fulfill the dad role. 

Posted June 20, 2021. Click to enlarge.

Joe Biden Wins

Taken at the intersection of Biltmore and Patton avenues, Asheville, NC the day it was clear Joe Biden was elected president, defeating Donald Trump. There was dancing in the streets. Actual dancing in the streets.

Posted June 13, 2021. Click on photo to enlarge.

Evening basketball in Forsyth Park

Saw this scene as I walked to pick up a to-go dinner. There are pick-up basketball games everyday across America. What struck me about this one was the lushness of the nature surrounding the court. Almost like they were playing in the middle of a low-country forest.

Posted June 6, 2021. Click on photo to enlarge.

Demolition of Vance Monument

Formerly at the intersection of Patton and Biltmore avenues, this obelisk was a monument to Zebulon Vance. Born nearby, Vance was a slave owner and North Carolina governor during the Civil War. In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, the community decided to remove the monument following the 11-1 vote of a city/county task force convened to recommend the monument's future.

Posted June 3, 2021. Click on photo to enlarge.

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