Georgia Cascade

I love a good waterfall. It doesn’t have to be the highest falls in the world, although one day I do hope to visit Angel Falls; it doesn’t have to be the widest or heaviest flow to capture my attention. There is just something so peaceful about how the crashing sound of water drowns out…

Grown from Stone

I really enjoy finding life thriving in unexpected places. This tree was growing out of the side of the massive granite monolith known as Stone Mountain in Georgia. A pine seed somehow found its way in to a crack in the stone and took root. Where do the roots go is my question. How does this tree…

Chattahoochee Tributary

This is a small creek in northern Georgia that eventually flows into the Chattahoochee River on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. If you asked me to take you here, I could not. I found this picturesque scene while tramping through the North Georgia Mountains several years ago. I am a bit of a nerd. I…

Georgia Erosion

Providence Canyon, sometimes referred to as Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon,” wasn’t formed by millions of years of slow erosion like the Grand Canyon, but rather by poor farming practices. The trees were originally cleared for farming in the early 1800s and by the mid 1800s ditches had started to form. Today, the canyon is over…

Down the Line

Before my wife and I moved to Colorado, where snow is common (it is snowing as I write this), my wife and I lived in the “snow is more of a mythic thing” part of the United States called Georgia, Atlanta to be specific. Seriously that place is hot and humid. As such this photo…

Driftwood Beach

This is a piece of driftwood on the aptly named Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, off the coast of the state of Georgia. This place holds a special place in my heart. This is where my wife and I took our wedding photos on the morning of our wedding. This was the last sunrise I…

Georgia Creek

I took this image on a river in the north Georgia mountains near the Tallulah Gorge. I spent a weekend with good friends wading and swimming through these waters while camping along the shore. It is a great way to live on a southern Fall day.

Providence Canyon

This is taken from the bottom of one of the water runoff areas in Georgia’s Providence Canyon State Park. The park makes for a great day hike or even an overnight backpacking trip.

Georgia Fall

Fall is my favorite season of the year, wherever I am. I took this near Jasper, Georgia in the fall of 2010. The mountains feel like home to me. Although I prefer the vast expanse and solitude of the Rocky Mountains, the Appalachian Mountains are where I grew up—I love it here.

Providence Tree

Georgia’s Providence Canyon State Park, also known locally as the Little Grand Canyon, is a landscape that seems to have been transplanted from one of the U.S.’s southwestern states. The Canyon was created by the forces of nature, but only after nature was given a foothold by bad farming practices in the early 1800’s. The top soil…

The Old Mill

This is the Old Mill at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, the largest campus in the world by acreage. The old waterwheel was constructed in 1930 and was used to grind corn grown on the property into cornmeal. The waterwheel’s claim to fame today is that it is featured on gravy packets made by Southeastern Mills.