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Simple Clicks – sunrise in Emmet Park

Sunrise in Emmet Park, near the statute of ol’ Doc Jones.  That’s the river in the background, we’re on the bluff 40 feet above it and the sun…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Snowy Egret hunts in the marsh at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge on the afternoon of 23 April 2016.

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Sometimes I think that I was born in the wrong geographic region, and that I might have been better suited to life in the south, in the lowcountry,…

BRENT PENNINGTON The Savannah River, looking eastward toward the Atlantic, on the morning of 18 April 2016.

Savannah River

Savannah was founded on the banks overlooking its namesake river, and there is a lot of history that goes along with it.  In the early days maritime travel…

BRENT PENNINGTON The lighthouse hides behind palms at Hunting Island State Park near Beaufort, SC, on the afternoon of 19 April 2016.

Simple Clicks – a new kind of beach

Midweek we drove north out of Georgia into South Carolina, bypassing the moneyed island of Hilton Head for the small town of Beaufort, still farther north.  Beaufort is…

BRENT PENNINGTON Talmadge Memorial Bridge over the Savannah River at sunset on the evening of 16 April 2017 in Savannah, GA.

Savannah

Tuesday, 19 April 2016:  I’m writing blog posts this week while sitting in a lounge chair next to the rooftop pool of my hotel, with a view of…

BRENT PENNINGTON Savannah City Hall on the evening of 17 April 2016.

On photography while traveling

I’ve just returned from a week-long stay in Savannah, Georgia, and before I start to post photos and talk about my adventures down south, I want to start…

BRENT PENNINGTON View down to Little Pine Lake from the hillside at Little Pine State Park, on the afternoon of 29 August 2015.

Little Pine State Park: I should’ve brought the boat!

The final stop on my State Park Blitz was Little Pine State Park, which sits north of the town of Waterville, tucked partway up the mountains on the…

BRENT PENNINGTON Upper Pine Bottom Run defines Upper Pine Bottom State Park, near Waterville, PA, photographed on the afternoon of 29 August 2015.

Upper Pine Bottom State Park: the postage stamp park

Pulling into the parking lot at Upper Pine Bottom State Park, I’ll be honest and admit that I said, out loud, “This is it?” followed by some speculation…

BRENT PENNINGTON Rauchtown Run tumbles through the vibrant green forest in Ravensburg State Park on the afternoon of 29 August 2015.

Ravensburg State Park: shades of green

From RB Winter, it’s a half-hour drive to Ravensburg State Park, which sits only nine miles away, as the crow flies.  By road it’s a less direct route,…

BRENT PENNINGTON Handlaid sandstone dam holding back Halfway Lake at Raymond B Winter State Park on the afternoon of 29 August 2015.

Raymond B. Winter State Park: a heck of a nice place

In my original plan, Raymond B. Winter State Park was my stopping point for the day.  I’d drive out, check out the other parks on the way, and…

BRENT PENNINGTON White Deer Creek meanders through the dense hemlock forest in McCalls Dam State Park, deep within Bald Eagle State Forest near Mifflinburg, PA. Photographed the afternoon of 29 August 2015.

McCalls Dam State Park: at the intersection of no and where

When I tried to leave Sand Bridge State Park, I discovered that I was on the very edge of cell service; I might have been able to punch…

BRENT PENNINGTON Rapid Run spills over the tiny, geometric dam at Sand Bridge State Park on the afternoon of 29 August 2015. Photographed during the State Park Blitz.

Sand Bridge State Park: a good place for a picnic

As I mentioned in a previous post, in my mind state parks are always big.  The few that Vermont has are always good sized; some of New York’s…