My Favorite Mushrooms!

Walking in the neighborhood. About a block and a half from my East Knoxville house in Tennessee — these bodacious mushrooms: Almost couldn’t believe the brazen boldness of these fungi! Just to capture the sense of scale, I plunked my … Continue reading

Synchronized Fireflies of the Smoky Mountains

Just saw my first summer fireflies within the past week or two. They come out, here in East Tennessee, sometime in June. Now that July has arrived, so have they, in full force. This fractal picture I drew may be … Continue reading

The Gary Matthews Fractals

Digital art. I’ve long been a sucker for it. Lately I’ve been trying my hand at fractals, a particularly fascinating type of digital art. For me it started simply as puttering. Before I knew it, my hard drive was bursting with images. Some … Continue reading

Heron Now! a magic photo moment

Not every critter associated with the Knoxville Zoo resides there in an official capacity. There’s a large gray heron I’m pretty sure nests on or around the zoo property. Apparently in the wooded buffer that surrounds the exhibits. UPDATE: More bird … Continue reading

A Knoxville Springtime

With winter receding, I spring to my camera to catch the first flowers. Although Cheri and I work hard at surrounding our house with flowers, the biggest and best displays involve no work at all. They just happen, courtesy of … Continue reading

Google Comments Unleashed

What’s the most important new resource for bloggers and web designers, now that link images appear full-width on Google Plus? Most articles focus on increased website traffic, since these highly visible images click through to their target links. That’s indeed … Continue reading