Niki and Nocotee

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When Denise Kleiner, of the Old Braden River Historical Society, asked me if I would create a hand painted photograph for a donation to help save a small house that is a piece of the architectural history of Manatee County I was honored. I had passed those tiny mysterious homes sitting behind barbed wire at Jiggs Landing many times and… Read More

Long Key Opening

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The time had finally come for Long Key to have the grand opening of their new nature center. We had no idea what the center would look like, or how Clyde’s mural was going to look, so we were excited to be a part of the event. (for more information about this project check out the blog for February called… Read More

Developing film…

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When we got home Clyde immediately cranked up his darkroom and began developing film. It was like Christmas looking at all of the negs after they were developed! Can’t wait until he gets some of them printed…we are soooo lucky to be having so much fun with life!

Adios until we meet again…

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We woke early to leave Everglades National Park. Clyde was excited to dash home and develop his film. As the sun rose my heart drifted out over the ‘glades. I wasn’t ready to leave and head back out into the reality of life…I longed to stay and feel the saw grass scratch against my jeans as I walked through the… Read More

An evening talk at ENP

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We never tire of telling folks about the beauty and mystery of the Everglades, so when the rangers at Flamingo asked if Clyde would give a presentation we gladly said yes! It was a great evening and we met many wonderful people who find the Everglades just as fascinating as we do.

Another day on Anhinga Trail

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It seems that every time we walk the Anhinga Trail there are three Blue Herons who have their “spot”….which works out very nicely for photographers! The great thing about herons is that they stay very still for long lengths of time, which allows for very sharp photographs. Or, as in Clyde’s case, the ability to use a large format camera!… Read More

Fog in the ‘Glades

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We woke to the silence of fog embracing the Everglades and headed out early toward Anhinga Trail, but when we reached the pines were were enthralled with how the fog moved through them and gave a feeling of mystery and depth. As we drove through the pines I looked back over my shoulder to see the sun coming up through… Read More

Snake Bite Trail

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It felt good to be riding a bike again. I wish their were more wilderness trails in our National Parks for bicycle riders. As for Snake Bite…well, we are talking mosquito heaven and riding a bike at least keeps you ahead of them! Clyde didn’t take his camera with him because the light wasn’t right, so we just had fun… Read More

New 11×14 view camera

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I have to drop back in time a bit in order to explain the story of Clyde’s new 11×14 view camera… We had taken the 12×20 view camera out west for Clyde’s America the Beautiful project. That camera weighs 40 pounds…and that does NOT include the weight of the lenses and the film! The lenses, film and tripod add another… Read More

Salt Marsh Grave Yard

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On this day Rick Cruz joined us as we began the day out in the grass photographing. As Clyde and Rick photographed I meandered around taking pictures of flowers. Once again I am amazed at the beauty of these wonderful creations. It reminds me of a quote I love: “People from a planet without flowers would think we must be… Read More