Flint River Dam
We did a short side trip to southern Georgia. The landscape was filled with pine forests, pecan trees and peanut farms. Our first stop was to visit the home town of the most famous peanut grower in the US, President Jimmy Carter. Plains is a small quiet town with several small Carter museums, peanut processing plant, and small main street with several antique stores.
Billy Carter’s old gas station
Empty street in front of old Carter campaign headquarters
From Plains we traveled to Albany, the home town of Ray Charles. Our destination was the Ray Charles Plaza with a statue of the singer.
While at the park we could also hear his music being played through the speakers around the statue.
The nature stop in our Georgia trip was a visit in a pitcher plant bog. Our search for the meat eating plants was rewarded with only one barely blossoming flower. The best time of the year to visit the site is April when the large colorful plants are in full bloom.
In late 1800’s Thomasville was a favorite winter resort town for the wealthy northerners. They escaped the winter to the fresh mild climate of South Georgia. Yankees bought several of the local plantations, turning them into hunting lodges. They also build large mansions along the main street.
Curious yellow Lapham-Patterson house was built in 1884 as a winter cottage. House is full of odd angles, floor to ceiling windows, 50 doors of different sizes, and a lot of other interesting asymmetrical details.
Another interesting tourist sight in the city is a large 330 years old oak tree. Height of the tree is 65’, circumference 25’, and the spread 165’
The last of my shots from my nighttime shoot in Downtown Columbus GA. Some are on the Riverwalk.
Took a lovely tour down the Chattahoochee this morning. Rain made the water all but un-fishable. Was very peaceful and lovely.
After the Harvest — Pelham, GA
Photo of the freshly harvested fields located in a little area of Georgia named Pelham. Here is the final edit plus a little behind the scenes photo showing the thousands of little spectators I had to deal with while getting this shot.
#iPhone #iphoneograhy #imoregram #nature #nofilter #atlanta #georgia Chattahoochee River (at Chattahoochee Nature Center)