Stormy Weather

Stormy March

Taken on a back road in Amherst County, Virginia on a stormy day in March, 2007…

This is a compilation of 3 subsequent exposures done in HDR. (High Dynamic Range)

© 2007, D L Ennis, All rights reserved.

NOTE: Permission for the use of my images is granted for personal websites and blogs but is to include a link back to this site and proper credit given to me, D L Ennis. Link to be used…(Visual Thoughts https://dlennis.wordpress.com/)

NOTE: Commercial use, and the creation of prints, must be purchased! For more information you can contact me here.

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Misty Pines

Misty Pine Drive

In January 3007 we were having quite a bit of fog and mist in the air for a couple of weeks and I took this shot on a back road in Bedford County, Virginia. It’s a private drive to a farm and was really quite beautiful…I hope I came close to capturing some of its beauty!

This is a compilation of 3 subsequent exposures done in HDR. (High Dynamic Range)

© 2007, D L Ennis, All rights reserved.

NOTE: Permission for the use of my images is granted for personal websites and blogs but is to include a link back to this site and proper credit given to me, D L Ennis. Link to be used…(Visual Thoughts https://dlennis.wordpress.com/)

NOTE: Commercial use, and the creation of prints, must be purchased! For more information you can contact me here.

Blow Up Your TV

In accordance with immortal words of the great John Prine, “Blow Up Your TV” my wife and I took it to heart a couple of years ago and have had no regrets! Well, we didn’t actually blow up our TV but we did take the antenna—which never gave us any reception anyway—off the roof and canceled our satellite service.

We had over 150 channels with the service we had and it got to the point that there was never anything on we wanted to see. Then we remembered why we moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the first place, and realized that we were not getting out as much as we should be to enjoy our beautiful surroundings. In 22 years of living here there are still many interesting places and sights that we haven’t experienced yet, but we are working on it.

Now, with that said, I have to admit that we do cheat a little. When we got rid of our satellite television service we decided that what we would do with some of the money we were saving is buy one or two DVD’s each month, that way, we could watch what we want when we want. Most evenings we watch a movie or read a book but on the weekends we try to get out and enjoy the beauty that is, the Blue Ridge Mountains.

So, not to be all preachy and all, I’ll just say, heed the words of the great John Prine and;

“Blow up your TV throw away your paper
Go to the country, build you a home
Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches
Try an find Jesus on your own”

From the course of, Spanish Pipedream (AKA Blow Up Your TV) by John Prine.

Oh, we cancelled the newspaper too!

Visit the John Prine Shrine!

You can find the lyrics to Spanish Pipedream here.

The Artist

The Artist #2

An artist paints an autumn scene on the Blue Ridge Parkway as her dog stands guard…

© 2007, D L Ennis, All rights reserved.

NOTE: Permission for the use of my images is granted for personal websites and blogs but is to include a link back to this site and proper credit given to me, D L Ennis. Link to be used…(Visual Thoughts https://dlennis.wordpress.com/)

NOTE: Commercial use, and the creation of prints, must be purchased! For more information you can contact me here.

Daisies—Impressionism

Daisies

An Impressionistic look at wildflower daisies through use of the Orton technique.

© 2007, D L Ennis, All rights reserved.

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Mary’s Glen

Stonewalls flow for miles on end,
Snaking down to Mary’s glen.
The grass of lemon, liming green
Carpets quite a pastoral seen.
The mountains blue in distance lay,
Fix rolled-up bails of golden hay.
The sky with blackened stormy loom
Begs of droughts impending doom.
Let’s run on down to Mary’s glen,
Here garden fairies dance and spin.
A ballet danced on pathway slate,
As rain brings cause to celebrate.
Three moons have past since has been seen
The bubbling life of Mary’s stream.
Morrow’s sun brings rainbows end,
That courses down to Mary’s glen.

D L Ennis
Copyright © 2002

A Portal through Time

A Portal through Time

Peering through what’s left of an old (c.1700’s) chimney next to the James River, in Arnold Valley, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia…An HDR image.

© 2007, D L Ennis, All rights reserved.

NOTE: Permission for the use of my images is granted for personal websites and blogs but is to include a link back to this site and proper credit given to me, D L Ennis. Link to be used…(Visual Thoughts https://dlennis.wordpress.com/)

NOTE: Commercial use, and the creation of prints, must be purchased! For more information you can contact me here.