Category Archives: Beyond the Backyard

Flowers, Falls, and Friendly Frogs

This morning, I paid my first (but definitely not my last) visit to Gibbs Gardens, a flower lovers paradise nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Before I had even entered, I had to ooh and aah over … Continue reading

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Meet Earl

I spy something orange and black… Is it the Eastern Towhee that left his customary ground dwelling and made a brief appearance on the deck? Nope! Is it the Robin who showed up and struck pose after pose? Nope! It’s … Continue reading

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Herons and Egrets and Gulls, Oh My!

I think as a finale for my Dauphin Island trip, I will simply share a collage of some of the birds that we saw as we walked along the bay in the late afternoon/early evening hours each day.  I’ll include a white … Continue reading

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I Call Them All Otis

Dauphin Island is known for its abundant Pelican population, and since it seemed like they spent their days simply “sittin’ on the dock of the bay” – I took to calling them all Otis! When these birds weren’t lounging on the … Continue reading

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A Grand Ole Osprey

One of the highlights of my time in Dauphin Island was seeing my very first Osprey in the wild! On the first morning of our trip, we were exploring the Audubon Trail and saw a large bird swooping in over our heads. … Continue reading

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A Well-Fed Fellow

I just got back from spending a wonderful week at Dauphin Island.  My parents invited me (and my camera) to accompany them on a trip in their RV to this barrier island that sits between the Gulf of Mexico and … Continue reading

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Dart, Dash, And Dive

While hanging out with the Heron at the Chattahoochee River yesterday, the place was abuzz with dragonflies.  I have to confess, before picking up a camera a couple of years ago, I found these creatures to be a bit disconcerting. … Continue reading

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A Heron At The Hooch

It had been way too long since I’d taken my camera and strolled along the Chattahoochee River, so this morning I decided to remedy that! As I was walking,  I had the pleasure of seeing a Great Blue Heron who seemed … Continue reading

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Beauty At Berry

After hiking with my daughter Saturday morning (see yesterday’s post) I was able to spend some time Saturday evening and Sunday morning enjoying the beauty of Berry College’s campus. As I snapped pictures right and left, I felt like I … Continue reading

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What A Difference A Week Makes

Can it be that just a week ago I was out shivering in the snow, snapping picture after picture amidst the flurries? Well, that winter weather was gone without a trace today.  Instead, the skies were blue, the sun was … Continue reading

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