Sunday, September 10, 2006

acoustamaniacs @ sidewalk stroll - august



the acoustamaniacs at the third Sidewalk Stroll Arts Festival in Downtown Huntsvegas. they attracted quite a lot of people by being on a busy street corner, and they made $11 that night, as people would instinctively drop money in their guitar cases. and in a strange similarity to panoply, they attracted many middle-aged women and small children.

Friday, September 08, 2006

acoustamaniacs @ sidewalk stroll - july



the acoustamaniacs at the second Sidewalk Stroll Arts Festival in Downtown Huntsville. they rocked the courthouse square, luring in the elderly with their guitar prowess & then sending them staggering off with death-metal growls.

Monday, August 21, 2006

cloud towers



late afternoon thunderheads forming across from my front porch. as you can tell from the direction of the sunlight, these were south of my house, so as close as they seem, they never reached us. this summer we've lucky to get any rain at all, let alone regular afternoon thunderstorms. so it's been kinda hot, dry, & dusty lately, yet curiously humid at the same time? welcome to alabama.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

bar lake 2



Bar Lake, Hays Preserve, OXR, AL. again. this time, i thought i'd try something different and add a tilt to the image. actually, no. i didn't mean to do that, and i should probably correct it, since i have some inner ear issues and it's freaking me out.

Monday, August 14, 2006

bar lake 1



Bar Lake, Hays Preserve, OXR, AL. i don't know why this is a "lake"; it looks more like a cess pool than anything. but i like it. maybe it's the contrast of red dirt walls and green pine trees. the Alabama state colors?

Saturday, August 12, 2006

tupelo swamp 2



more water tupelos & their spreading butresses. the name "tupelo" comes from the creek indian words for "water" and "tree" and the scientific name, Nyssa aquatica, means "water nymph." ok that's all i know. go home now.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

tupelo swamp 1



water tupelo trees (Nyssa aquatica) in a swampy area of the Hays Preserve. the wide base of the tree is called a "spreading buttress." at least that's what the little sign said. the bright green in the background is the Hampton Cove Golf Course, where indiginous species of upper-middle class suburbanites (H. sapiens hamptoncovus) can be found roaming the fairways.