Trees, Glorious Trees!

Trees, Glorious Trees!

“Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.”
― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

For the past ten years, I have spent a great deal of each summer traveling and photographing.  This summer has been quite different.

Although I have not been able to spend weeks away from home exploring, I have managed to make short day trips to

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

“The happiest lot on earth is to be born a Scotchman. ”
― Robert Louis Stevenson

Grandfather Mountain has become a very special place for me.  I have attended Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinics and many Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekends since becoming a photographer.  I also had the honor of presenting one year at Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend.  So many magical memories have been created there.

Yesterday was the first time I attended

Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend

Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend

I just returned from one of my favorite weekend photography events.  I have attended Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend each year with the exception of one since I began this wonderful journey of nature photography.  This event takes place in late May or early June each year.

The weekend consists of presentations from talented and gifted nature photographers, opportunities to photograph with old friends and new friends, and participation in a fun contest that showcases the images created on the mountain during the weekend.

The speakers for this year’s event were