Living on the River

You’ve heard me praise the New River in previous posts, and I’ve commented about how lucky I am to live just minutes from it.  Whether floating in a kayak or tube, or riding or sitting alongside, there’s nothing like a river to sooth the spirit.


 Lately, I’ve been trying to imitate the work of some of the photographers that I follow.  If you’ve visited Ron Scubadiver‘s blog, you’ve seen his beautiful reflections.  Now, rest assured, I’m not comparing myself to him, but I thought of his work when I took these.


Colorful reflections on the river are lovely, but the image might have more depth in Black & White.  If you are a lover of B&W, I welcome you to visit our new blog Monochromia.  The blog will feature images in B&W, and is the brainchild of  Joe at The Visual Chronicle, who says “We are a collaborative group of photographers, fanatics, artists and photo nuts”.


Somehow I got to be a part of this talented group of individuals.  They are the pros; I’m, as you might guess, just along for the ride!!

Elina – Capturing Little Moments –
Robyn – Robyn Graham Photography –
Patti – Nylon Daze –
Emilio – Photos By Emilio –
Joerg – The Things They Are In Pictures –
Joe – The Visual Chronicle –
Meho – Le Mehograph – (occasional posts)

Check out the blog and in the meantime for those of you in North America, Happy 4th and Canada Day (just a bit late).

Here She Comes!

The day was beautiful so while on the way home after a lovely visit with friends, I pulled the truck over along the New River.  It was the middle of the day and the sun was bright.


Only a couple minutes had gone by before I heard the familiar whistle of an approaching train.


We love our trains here in the New River Valley (you may remember a post about the steam engines that recently came through).


Once the train had passed over the trestle, I reflected (pardon the pun) on the fact that from this view the new Memorial Bridge can be seen in the distance, and the remains of the old, original train trestle as well.


The beauty of the river, the architecture of the trestle, and the romance of a train … not a bad way to spend a few moments.

Morning Swim


Nothing like a lovely early morning swim … so refreshing! Osprey feeding their young; crabbers checking their pots; and the laughter of friends in the distance.





Morning on the River

Morning Everyone!!
I’m having to make do with the cell phone shot since I’m still having problems with internet from the tablet way out here on the Middle Peninsula. It’s a glorious morn!

One Hour on the Bike

In just one hour after work, I was able to ride the motorcycle from the river …




to the farm …


to the woods.


Not a bad way to spend an hour!

The Colors of Nature (and the new bike!)

It was a beautiful evening … one of those times when the light captures the colors of nature perfectly!  I met with Pam to enjoy a glass or two of wine after work and the view was our reward for working hard (well, the view AND the wine AND the friendship).

Purple and Gold


Green and Silver


Blue and Rust


Amber and Grey


Olive Green and Dark Brown


Blue, Grey and Buff


I wish I could say that I took these pictures while on a bike ride …


At least I CAN say that I at least have the new bike!!!

Oh Happy Day!

The 2013 HD Softail Slim!

Just call this color AWESOME!