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Cable handrail on Alum Cave Trail

Rainy hike to Mt. Le Conte

Clouds, rain and thunderstorms. That wasn’t the weather I would have requested for hiking, but that was the weather we had for hiking Alum Cave Trail to Mt. Le Conte to spend the night at LeConte Lodge. And when hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, rain always is a possibility, especially in the […]

tree tops

Tree leaves provide different looks for nature trail

What a remarkable day in May for Florida. The weather system that caused the closing of roads in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to fallen trees and the possibility of snow on mountain tops brought a beautiful day to Florida. Cool temperatures and enough breeze to mean no insects. A great day to check out […]

De-stress: Run, bike Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail

I just received my Hike 100 Challenge pin in the mail. The pins were sent to the more than 2,300 hikers who completed the Smokies Hike 100 Challenge in 2016 as part of the Centenniel Celebration of the National Park Service. I’m so glad I could be part of that hiking experience. I love hiking […]

7 things I learned from photographing the Jaguars – Lions NFL game with former student Daron Dean

I was on the sidelines of EverBank Field in Jacksonville, getting ready for the start of the Jacksonville Jaguars – Detroit Lions NFL game. I was excited and a little nervous. I was there thanks to Daron Dean, a former student who is the staff photographer for The St. Augustine (Fla.) Record. Daron is an […]

carved pumpkin marriage proposal

Pumpkin carving provides unique way to propose

The moral of today’s post is to always have your camera and your curiosity with you. When I went into a store at the mall, I could see the employee in the back of the shop carving a pumpkin. As he was getting up from his workbench, I asked what he was carving. So he […]

Look Rock, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

View of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Look Rock

  This is one of my photos taken during a hike in the Smokies in May 2007. In the mid to late 1800s, children who lived in the area would walk up to six miles a day to attend school in a one-room schoolhouse. One of my favorites is Little Greenbrier School.