Saturday, February 21, 2015

Late Night at the Izakaya - 2/20/15 - Image-a-day

Had some fun Friday night hanging out with my good friend Dave at a new Izakaya in Durham, NC called "Dashi". Nothing better than laughing and talking with an old friend in a hip place.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Alien World - 2/19/15 - Image-a-day

Another image from my beach hike yesterday. This is a chunk of ice that was sculpted by the high tide from the bay. There was a long row all the way down the beach of these organic, alien shapes. How can you compete with mother nature when it comes to creating abstract art?


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Times are Hard for Dreamers... 2/18/15 - Image-a-day

I got a brilliant walk on the beach today. The weather was a bit better, no more snow and the sun came out and warmed things up. Despite that,  where I worked was closed again, so the second "snow day" and I was glad to get it.

I saw many wonderful things on the beach, so many things that I'd have no problem filling this "image-a-day" project for the next couple of months. Out of all of those images, I have landed on a dead bird. I saw more then one of these kind of birds on the beach and it made me speculate that this species did not fare well in the cold weather. Look at the delicate, flipper feet and long lovely neck. Sad that this sweet animal is gone.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Very Cool Patio - 2/17/15 - Image-a-day

Woke up to five inches of snow under a layer of ice. Finally got the snow day from work I was hoping for and I made good use of it by wrapping up a few art projects that have been sitting around too long.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Snow on the Beach - 2/16/15 - Image-a-day

Tidewater finally received a proper taste of winter today when "Winter Storm Octivia" rolled in. At first there were just a few small flakes gently floating around and then it got more serious and then there was no question that the snow was here to stay. By the time I got home from work, there was an inch or two settled over everything. I got out on the beach and walked for a couple of miles enjoying the cold and wind and fine, powdery snow bringing stillness and quiet. It's a rare and beautiful moment to walk on a beach during a snow storm. 


Monday, February 16, 2015

You Shall Not Pass - 2/15/15 - image-a-day

I took a six mile hike today. It was clear and cold, mid-twenties which is the coldest hike I've taken this winter. Not many people out and about, but there were a few hardy souls trying to disc golf. Last night we had a vicious wind storm which claimed a few trees. In the park I came across this casualty, the top thirty feet of one of the tall pines was sheared off and nearly took out the footbridge. I got there just as the park workers were blocking off the path from anyone who thought it might be a good idea to try and go under the fallen tree.


PS - Here's my hiking route.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Will You Walk with Me? - 2/14/15 - Image-a-day

Will you walk with me? Down the beach on a cold, windy day. The winter sun soft and low in the cloudy sky. We're both a little older now and there are a few aches and pains, but some fire left in the belly. Will you walk with me, my old friend, my new friend, my love...


PS - This was the hike.