One thing I've noticed since moving to Augusta is that the weather can change from rainy and gloomy to sunny and bright in a very short amount of time. Moments after taking this photo, it did just that.
Because of it's location on the Savannah River, Augusta played a major role in the cotton industry. While some of the old warehouses have been converted to restaurants, galleries and business offices, many remain unused. This one caught my eye because the bricks retained their vibrant color. I suspect that the green paint on the doors are decades newer.
I can't remember how many bunches of fresh herbs have withered in my fridge over the years. Now, things will be different. A few weeks ago I purchased seedlings of basil, thyme, rosemary and chives. I am happy to report that they all seem to be thriving. I prune almost daily. A few snips here and there to add chives to my cream cheese spread, rosemary to a chicken dish or basil to a pasta sauce. I think the snipping even makes them flourish. For a big-city girl transplant - this is fabulous!
There was a soft drizzle for most of the day with brief moments of sun shining through. I was determined to take some images, but I wasn't too anxious to get myself or my camera wet. So, I stepped out on the veranda this morning and snapped a few shots. I have my morning coffee and sometimes evening wine here, when weather permits.
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I retired from a 25 year career on Wall Street and relocated to Augusta, GA in 2009.
I spend my time trying to improve my skills as a photographer when I'm not volunteering at the Augusta Public Library. I'm a big francophile trying to become a francophone and I love Paris.
"To be a photographer, one must photograph. No amount of book learning, no checklist of seminars attended, can substitute for the simple act of making pictures. Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters". Harry Callahan
"Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times...I just shoot at what interests me at that moment". Elliott Erwitt