Old Mill in Pigeon Forge

Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. This is a beautiful summer picture of the Pigeon Forge mill. This mill was originally built-in the early 1800’s as an iron forge mill which defined the city name. This same building has also been a grain mill, electricity generator building, and Iron foundry. Currently, as…

The Bucks Stopped Here

The Bucks Stopped Here, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. This is an early morning shot of 4 big bucks in the early mist. I was fortunate to capture this once in a life-time shot. I went back to this spot all week long to try another shot and there were no deer. Via Flickr: Anniversary photos…

Tennessee Log Cabin

It is getaway time. This year, as we celebrate our 40th anniversary, Jo, my wife, and I are doing something special. We are staying in a little log cabin along the Little River in Townsend Tennessee, the gateway to the Smoky Mountains. Just two weeks after our anniversary weekend blowout parties I decided to make…

Purity

Purity, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. White birds with long white feathers have been admired for hundreds of years. In the mid to late 1800s these beautiful white birds were hunted for their feathers to adorn the ladies’ hats in the North East. These bird feathers were so “in style” that the desire to have these…

Pink Sky

Pink Sky, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. I love it when there is pink in the sky. The Roseate Spoonbill is such an unusual bird that you have to look at it whenever it’s around. In the evening as the sun sets they like to move from tree to tree, looking for a suitable spot to…

Great American Water Angel Egret

Water Angel, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. I was scanning through the pictures that I shot this weekend at Green Cay Wetland Park in Boynton Beach, Fl when I stopped at this one. Every once-in-a-while I see a picture on my media chip and wonder “Gee, who took that picture, it’s really nice?” It hit me…

Alice The Alligator

I’ve done some crazy things to get photos but this may be the craziest thing I’ve done in a long time. Recently Jo, my wife, and I were walking in Loxahatchee wildlife management area close to where we live in Palm Beach, Florida when we came upon this 8 foot ‘gator sunning herself on the…

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied¬†Woodpecker, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. The Red-bellied¬†Woodpecker is found on the east side of the US from Main through Florida, from the Atlantic to the Midwest throughout the year. In South Florida I hear these birds almost every time I walk outside and especially when Jo, my wife, and I are exploring the wetland or…

Snakes Alive

Snakes Alive, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Snakes Alive, we often meet these critters in the wild while photographing birds, Alligators and Otters. Lovely creatures just a bit scary to unexpectedly come face-to-face with. This weekend, just a few feet from where I was photographing an Otter and 2 pups I looked up to see this…

The Herd is on the Move

The Herd is on the Move, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Very watchful this herd moves across the prairie field and through the Orange grove. The air is cool, the sun is setting and the warm glow offers a surreal like image of the passing deer as they carefully skitter past my position.