2 July 2017: Decatur, Georgia.
A sampling of some of the items I've found left behind during my early morning walks along the South Peachtree Creek PATH and Stone Mountain.
House Wren Ebony Jewelwing
This is a compilation of videos taken of the blue heron that visits a local pond each year, throughout March and April of this year. The videos have been arranged to form a loose narrative.
I spent about fifteen minutes following a blue heron around a pond near my office this morning and making video clips, which I edited in iMovie. This is the finished product. There's been at least one, maybe multiple herons visiting the pond here for several years, but I'm not certain this is the same one … Continue reading Blue Heron, 24 April 2017, Chamblee, GA
Some video of a blue heron hanging out at a pond in Chamblee, GA. I was using the zoom, but I still managed to get about five or six feet away while making the video. I'm not sure if this is the same heron I normally see here. There's a creek not far away, which … Continue reading Blue Heron, Chamblee, GA, 13 April 2017
While walking around Century Center in Chamblee Monday, I encountered an odd looking little bird I'd never seen before. Investigation on the Internet uncovered that it's a male zebra finch, which is not native to North America, but the species has been introduced, possibly as pets or for research. I'm not sure how this one … Continue reading Zebra Finch, Chamblee, GA, July, 2016
Wayne Bertram Williams, the chief suspect in the Atlanta Child Murders. Photo credit: Georgia Department of Corrections, found at Wikipedia; used here under the provisions of Fair Use. I had the opportunity to see Serial Blackface, a world premiere play by Janine Nabers, at Actor's Express in Atlanta on Wednesday, 6 April. Serial Blackface … Continue reading Reflections on the Child Snatcher: Serial Blackface and the Atlanta Child Murders
On my first visit to Stone Mountain this year, I encountered an entire herd of deer, at least seven or eight individuals, with more probably lurking in the woods. They were somewhat off the path, along the five-mile walking trail that circles the mountain. I encountered them about halfway between the two and two and … Continue reading Total Eclipse of the Hart