July 24, 2008

On the Road

On Peachtree Road to be more specific. At the start of the Peachtree Road Race. This is a 4th of July tradition for us and I can't think of a better way to start the 4th!

July 23, 2008

Color My World

This is the back of a very rare gem indeed. One of 5 hand signed stained-glass windows by Mr. Tiffany in the world. It can be found with a mate in the chapel on Jekyll Island. When I walked into the chapel, my breath was taken away by the beauty of this window. Truly amazing! I learned that these windows are composed of multiple layers of glass, some a thick as 5 layers, that depends on what saturation and hue the artist is trying to render.... Basically, darker colors have more layers and lighter colors have fewer layers. I was so amazed that this thing of beauty was tucked away down here and sits silently waiting for people to venture into this tiny chapel. Of course we couldn't take pictures inside....

This is the oldest live oak tree in theses parts and for a long distance around it. They guestimate the age to be somewhere between 350-400 years old. It sits behind the clubhouse at Jekyll Island. There are so many big old live oak trees who's limbs drag the ground with age. So majestic and beautiful.
26 Things

is a super-fun photography scavenger hunt. This time it is running from July to September. I am really excited to get started and have already collected a few pictures, so here I go!


Something truly Southern. Live oaks with spanish moss complete the frame for a shot of the Club at Jekyll Island. I had a work convention there and it was a wonderful place to visit. Can't wait to go back!

July 15, 2008

Because Everyone Deserves a Lifetime....

Powerful words and a powerful emotion evoked if breast cancer has touched your life or the life of someone you know. We need a cure, because the reach of this disease is every man, woman, and child.... people's mothers, sisters, wives, and friends.

I have known so many who's lives have been touched by breast cancer and my heart aches for them. That is why I decided to do something about it. Something extreme. I am going to walk 60 miles from Lake Lanier Islands, GA to downtown Atlanta, GA (to Piedmont Park) in the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk that benefits the Susan G. Komen For a Cure foundation.

I am planning to walk for all the friends and loved ones I know who have fought, and some that are fighting right now to win a battle against a disease that effects us greatly.

The walk will take place in late October and I am beginning my training. This endeavor will take a lot of time and sacrifice on my part, but the time and effort is minimal if we can make one more stride towards unlocking the secrets of how to beat this disease.

In order to participate, I need to raise $2,200 for research. I will do this gladly and willingly because I feel a debt to all the people I have know who's life has been affected by breast cancer. Because I am healthy, able-bodied, and lucky enough not to have gone through this battle.

As you can tell, I feel very strongly about this cause. I ask for your emotional support and also for you to get more information about breast cancer and maybe you too will feel as strongly as I do and aid in the cause.

You can learn more at the Susan G. Komen Website.

Should you want to help me reach my goal, you may do so on My Participant Donation Page

July 13, 2008


Ok, its not just a comic book saying any longer! Thanks to one of my favorite Photoshop gurus... Jessica Spague! Her blog recently featured a techique called "Shazam" that really makes your photos jump out and scream HELLO! Anyway, here is my attempt.... a recent photo I took while running the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta!

Happy Birthday USA!

Another July 4th in the books. Fun was had, fireworks were seen, grilled meats were consumed by many! The 4th has always been on of my favorite holidays. Every year I run the world's largest 10K, the Peachtree Road Race. This year, was no exception! Lots of fun running with 55K of my closest friends! it is quite a huge deal around here. This year I decided to do a "rock-umentary" of sorts... While running, I took tons of pictures of fun stuff I love about the race... all of that while I ran and listened to kick'in toons on my iPod... here are some of the picts: