December 2013 S M T W T F S « Nov 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Tag CloudAlabama antique Aquarium Autumn Beach Birmingham blooms bridge butterflies buzzards cahaba candles Cataloochee Valley Chattanooga Decatur Florida flowers fruit Great Smoky Mountains Helena historic lake landscape leaves light lily macro Mississippi Montgomery Natchez Trace National Park nature North Carolina railroad river rustic school Sea Grove spring still life sunrise Table Top Photography Tennessee train west blocton
Category Archives: Nature
I was on my way to Woodville, Alabama to photograph Stephens Gap Cave. I was in my zone, my tunes playing, and was heading down the road, when I received a call from my mother-in-law. Why do these types of calls always seem to come at the worst possible time? “There’s a leak”, and there goes my Saturday.
The Cahaba lily is an aquatic, perennial flower that is found only in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. Within Alabama, it is known as the Cahaba lily, and elsewhere it is either known as the Shoal lily or Shoals spider-lily. It requires a swift, shallow, water current and direct sunlight to flourish. The plant grows to about 3 feet tall and develops from a bulb that lodges in cracks in rocky shoals. It blooms from early May to late June. Each flower blossom opens overnight and only last for one day.
Today’s post will begin with exploring light and then suddenly take a sharp left hand turn with an much unexpected story. So pay attention, and hang on to your seat.
When we are able Cindy and I enjoy walking the Hillsboro Trail. It’s a great place to walk and the trail is a real asset to the community. The first picture was taken back during the winter. Then several weeks ago I took some spring pictures.