Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Save Our MARTA Rally

This morning when I got of the train at Five Points station I ended up in the middle of a rally in support for the mass transit system in Atlanta. There are looming budget cuts that could mean a reduction in services by about 30% I delayed my trip to the motor vehicle department to take a few photos. It was a decent crowd and if I hadn't been on my way to get my car registered and then head back to work I would have stuck around longer. Here's a few photos from the rally.

Atlanta Journal Constitution Article

Jerry Dixon

Just playing with reflection on this last one, didn't work like I wanted.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Robin eggs in the gate

We found this nest of Robin eggs in one of the gates at Mt. Longleaf NWR this weekend.

Mt. Longleaf Pt. 2

This weekend I was able to go over to Alabama and assist on a prescribed burn at one of the new refuges in the southeastern United States. Mt. Longleaf NWR was established on a portion of the former US Army base Fort McClellan near Anniston, AL. The refuge was created in 2003 to improve manage and improve the health of the Longleaf pinelands in this area. Firefighters from eight refuges around the southeast assisted in the burn and we managed to burn 2500 acres in two days. The impact area signs are in areas that may still have some live rounds in the interior, we only heard what we believe to be old blank riffle shells going off. Mt. Longleaf is a beautiful refuge and I am sure I will be back to visit this area to see the results of this burn.

The following images are just a few more of the photos I took this weekend.

Mt. Longleaf NWR

Fort McClellan

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mt. Longleaf pt.1

Just a few outtakes from the prescribed burn at Mt. Longleaf NWR. Hope to get through all the photos and post a few more later.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010