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Postcard from North Carolina

The opportunities for photographing fall foliage were as good as I’d hoped they’d be. The wonderful thing about taking pictures in the Blue Ridge Mountains is, if your not happy with the amount of color that’s showing, just drive to a different elevation! 1,157 more words

My Last October

Here it is already the third Monday in October – what will be my last October living here after I kicked off my flip flops twenty-one years ago in Washington DC and made myself at home.   1,241 more words

The Deep South

More Fog in the Shenandoah National Park

I headed out a few days ago to Shenandoah National Park on a morning when the fog was so thick at my house that I couldn’t see the road in front of me.   162 more words


Virginia Mountains Intervention

If you are tired of looking at my mountains, I understand.  But I am addicted to gazing.

Then I race for the camera, addicted to sharing magnificent views. 49 more words

Country Fotos

wine tasting in the shenandoah valley

A few weeks ago while I was in DC, we rented a car and early one Saturday morning set off toward the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was warm and beautiful and no complaints here. 64 more words


The Fearless Climber

By Michael M. Barrick

Before Sarah and I moved back to my native state of West Virginia in the middle of 2013, we lived in another place that we consider “Almost Heaven” – a cabin deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains just a few miles south of Blowing Rock, North Carolina. 435 more words


Because Sunrises are too Hard

N.B.: this post is actually about photography. I deliberated before posting it as I didn’t want to turn the narrative into a rant, but after giving it some thought, I think it is important to mention that photography takes patience and motivation — which sometimes still aren’t enough to yield the desired result. 947 more words