Thoughts on Life, Art, Photography, Technology, Teaching and Travel…..
I had a very enjoyable and relaxing weekend with some friends who live outside of New Bern NC right on the Nuese River. I was ready for some down time after a busy week of working and teaching classes. I had an opportunity to actually drive a small motor boat – something that I must admit I have never done by myself before. We did some serious fishing for Puppy Drum Saturday afternoon (man it was hot!) and I actually caught a good sized fish – what a rush! Driving the boat down the river full throttle and then reeling in a relatively good sized fish was a serious adrenalin rush for this city boy. It was even more of a rush driving the boat back in the dark with nothing more than a flashlight to follow the boat ahead of me.
Even though I truly enjoyed the fishing, boating, swimming and YES…some very cold beers on Saturday, it was my lone sojourn the following morning in a Kayak that I savored even more. It was so quite and peaceful on Sunday morning as I meandered through the narrow channels of the Nuese river and then out into the sound. I had my camera with me and I just paddled lazily along the river stopping to compose potential subject matter for my photographs. I love photography and any opportunity to make some pictures rejuvenates my creative spirit. It’s good to rest our bodies and enjoy quality “fun” down time, however I get even more out of any opportunity to tap into that creative place inside and explore the artist within me – whether it be photographically or with my writing.
The following are a few photographs from the weekend. Enjoy!
Sunset on the River with Fishing Net
Meandering Through the Tree Lined Channel
Lilly Pads and Moss Covered Tree
Old Weathered Cedar Tree