Growing up quick

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My oldest daughter turns five in a few months, and this is truly one of the first pictures she willingly let me take.  She is growing up quick (too fast sometime, too slow others) and it is hard to stop and catch the subtle changes that happen often, glad I have a ton of pictures to look back on as the years speed by. Time stand still, as Rush would sing it..

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Kill what ales ya’

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Two in one day? Yep. First time I have had to sit down and work on images in a while so you lucky people get a two-fer.

My best friend John drinking a locally-crafted First Magnitude ale at my favorite watering hole, the Gainesville House of Beer.

Mr. Potato Head’s Prison

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St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal in Savannah. I guess they need all the potatoes they can get for the festivities. Not sure why they are holding the Steeler’s victory gnome hostage, but I am not in the know on these matters…

One picture too many

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My four-year-old daughter had enough at this point. We went to a food truck rally in the late afternoon and were met with hot sun, humidity so high you could practically swim, and long lines at the food trucks. A sure recipe for cranky kids (and wife). As fussy as she was about me taking her picture again, my one-and-change-year-old daughter had a level 5 meltdown (as seen in the background, willing my wife to disappear so she can play in the dirty puddles) that caught the attention of everyone within three city blocks. A hasty retreat soon ensued as “those people with the screaming baby” left under a cloud of shame. Well, at least I got that tasty Hawaiian burger (and this photo) before we had to hit the evac button.

Posting this, I notice that nothing has been published since April. Wow, has it been that long? Well, with the move almost behind us and getting through a crazy summer at work I hope to be doing some photography again and sharing it with you kind folks. Thanks for checking in!

AG

 

Heading down the road

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It was raining, which made finding the property harder than it should have been. Not a cold, dreary rain but more of the warm and humid storms common in Florida. Drove past the unmarked street twice before realizing that my destination must be down this small, one lane road that my mind kept saying was the place to be. Low and behold, my senses were right.

It was small, barely enough to get a truck down and not well paved but certainly beautiful with a lush forest enveloping you shortly after pulling off the main road. I had to pay close attention driving as it beauty almost distracted me from the fact that some areas had trees so close to edge of the pavement that care had to be taken not to clip one side or the other of the truck.

I will certainly visit this area again as there are sure to be more visual treasures here waiting to be uncovered in different lighting and weather conditions. The rain was a nice touch in the end though, as I may have missed this shot if it wasn’t for the increased contrast of the scene.

Good morning, Gainesville

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Sometimes I think its all been done before. Then, a bleary-eyed morning drive to the work shows me this. It amazes me that no matter how many sunrises or sunsets I have the privilege to see, they are all different. Some are more spectacular than others, but the key is to take a brief moment and allow yourself to see them. Too often we get caught up in the day and miss the most beautiful things, right there in front of us. They may not always knock you off your feet like this sunrise, but they are there. There, reminding us that it has not all been done before, and that each day presents a new thing of beauty of behold.