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      A DayGlo Roadside Reminder

      by | 1, Add your Comment | Jul 5, 2009
      A DayGlo Roadside Reminder

      When I first passed this old bus sticking out of the woods on the side of a winding road in the North Carolina mountains, I was a little lost and a little stressed about finding my way to my destination before nightfall. Yet it caught my eye and my imagination. Several times over the next couple of days I thought of it – the white, the rust, the DayGlo paint is slowiy giving way to the green advance of nature. With only a flash impression, I created a whole fantasy about the bus. Maybe because I recently saw “Hair” on Broadway, I dreamt that hippies had lived in it. They bought it used and cheap and joined a peace caravan. People smoked pot in it, made love, wore tie dye t-shirts and those cool blouses with the little round mirrors. So I went back. Out of my way, but I […]

      A star in the South

      by | 2, Add your Comment | Jul 1, 2009
      A star in the South

      First I saw the road sign as I wandered along Hwy. 276 between the Pisgah National Forest and Waynesville, N.C. Prosperity Lane. Then the barn. Red. Weathered. Worn. White star clinging to the bare center post.

      Not gone … so far

      by | 5, Add your Comment | Jun 17, 2009
      Not gone ... so far

      Traveling along Georgia’s Golden Isles Parkway, I always know I’m getting close to the beach when I pass this beautiful old apiary. It is located in Gardi, between Jesup and Brunswick. Its quiet beauty always captures my attention, and causes me to slow down. This is just a snapshot; my friend and professional photographer Bita Honarvar has captured it beautifully, and she recently expressed a fear I had not let myself acknowledge: what if I drive by one day and it is gone?

      Turtles get helping hands on Jekyll

      by | 3, Add your Comment | Jun 11, 2009
      Turtles get helping hands on Jekyll

      Big doings at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island this week. They are celebrating their second anniversary with Nest Fest, culminating with the release of three of their patients back into the ocean on Saturday. If you haven’t visited the center, put it on your “must” list for your next visit to the Golden Isles. The hospital in particular is worthy of your time. It is arranged so that you can see most of the patients and learn what brought them to the center and what methods — from treating with honeycomb to performing surgery —  the staff is taking to get the turtles back to sea. The photo with this story shows Pumpkin, a loggerhead turtle who was rescued by a boater in Pumpkin Hill Creek, Fla. in October, 2008. When Pumpkin came to the center she was covered in leeches, unable to open her mouth much […]

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