Colette Boehm: Blog en-us (C) Colette Boehm [email protected] (Colette Boehm) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:35:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:35:00 GMT Colette Boehm: Blog 96 120 Day 365: Wow What an extraordinary gift I was given for day 365! Thank you to Wild Native Tours for an amazing trip. And thank you to all the forces of the universe that got me to day 365. Whew. Happy spring! That's a wrap.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 21 Mar 2019 02:34:18 GMT
Day 364: Unexpected Of all the photos I took today, this was the most unexpected capture. It brought a smile to my face.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 20 Mar 2019 04:56:10 GMT
Day 363: That Stare I got the impression he didn't want his picture taken. What do you think?

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 19 Mar 2019 03:26:47 GMT
Day 362: A Touch of Green

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 18 Mar 2019 03:34:19 GMT
Day 361: Birthday Kids I caught up with these two kids today. Seems like they should still be kids, but they both have birthdays this week and  . . . it seems they are all grown up now. I don't really understand how that has happened since I am still so young! Happy birthday, Jess and Jim.

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Day 360: Howling with the Wolves I met a third generation wolf whisperer, Holli, today at Seacrest Wolf Preserve in Chipley, Florida. Then, I had the amazing experience of walking among and interacting with these beautiful animals. Next time, I hope to add camping to the experience!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos seacrest wolf preserve Sat, 16 Mar 2019 03:47:20 GMT
Day 359: Waterfall

Who knew Florida has waterfalls?

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 15 Mar 2019 03:01:28 GMT
Day 358: Time "Maybe it's time to let the old ways die." I couldn't get that song out of my head and for some reason, it brought these earrings to mind.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:45:00 GMT
Day 357: Lines and Textures

I don't know why . . . just caught my eye.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 12 Mar 2019 22:39:47 GMT
Day 356: The Groceries

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:58:39 GMT
Day 355: Odd Duck

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 11 Mar 2019 01:28:58 GMT
Day 354: Azalea This can only mean that spring is springing.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 10 Mar 2019 02:30:00 GMT
Day 353: A Salad. Again.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 09 Mar 2019 02:30:00 GMT
Day 352: Babies The baby eagles popped up out of the nest just as the sun popped behind the clouds today. It was the first time I've seen both of them at the same time. There was also a watchful parent (not shown here) on a limb high above them. Well camouflaged, of course.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos gulf state park Fri, 08 Mar 2019 01:54:01 GMT
Day 351: Seeing Red

This is the resident heron I've posted so many photos of before. How do I know it's the same heron? Because I see the red plastic wrapped around his leg. Everytime I see that . . . I see red. Pack your trash, people! On a brighter note, tonight he caught an appetizer while I was eyeing him.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 07 Mar 2019 01:48:41 GMT
Day 350: Mardi Gras! And the good times rolled!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos mardi gras Tue, 05 Mar 2019 18:46:57 GMT
Day 349: Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

Mardi Gras gear is ready to go.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 05 Mar 2019 04:29:41 GMT
Day 348: Wine and Cheese Only the best.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 04 Mar 2019 04:16:41 GMT
Day 347: All Day This has been my view for the day. I seem to be missing out on the weekend. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 03 Mar 2019 05:06:21 GMT
Day 346: Talking Trash

Looking for ideas.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 02 Mar 2019 04:35:30 GMT
Day 345: My Hero

This kind man brought me food and drink every time I asked for it! He's my hero.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 01 Mar 2019 01:50:09 GMT
Day 344: A Wave We had a wave of darn-near-perfect weather this afternoon. I took advantage of it for a walk on the beach.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos gulf state park Thu, 28 Feb 2019 01:23:11 GMT
Day 343: Veggies and Fruits I finally made it to the grocery store.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 27 Feb 2019 02:03:54 GMT
Day 342: The Lobby

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 26 Feb 2019 02:04:59 GMT
Day 341: A Needle Pulling Thread

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 25 Feb 2019 01:21:41 GMT
Day 340: A Good Plan

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 24 Feb 2019 03:30:09 GMT
Day 339: Margarita Day  Not a bad start.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 23 Feb 2019 03:44:23 GMT
Day 338: Spicing Things Up I got to see a little Gumbo Love being made today at LuLu's in Gulf Shores. What a treat!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:57:37 GMT
Day 337: Mystery Salad

It tasted better than it looked.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:31:02 GMT
Day 336: Note to Self

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:30:00 GMT
Day 335: The Spies The spies were led to the lock-up this morning at Fort Morgan. It seemed their fate was sealed.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:14:22 GMT
Day 334: Wake Up Call

It's set.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 18 Feb 2019 05:15:00 GMT
Day 333: Toys

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees orange beach Sun, 17 Feb 2019 03:01:44 GMT
Day 332: Today's View

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 16 Feb 2019 03:00:00 GMT
Day 331: Glassmaking It always amazes me to see the talent at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach's Hot Shop.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos orange beach Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:00:00 GMT
Day 330: Kisses

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 14 Feb 2019 04:07:20 GMT
Day 329: Across a Crowded Room

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 13 Feb 2019 04:15:00 GMT
Day 328: We Are Not In Kansas

Not in Kansas, but the ruby red slippers were out tonight on Alabama's Gulf Coast.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 12 Feb 2019 03:36:09 GMT
Day 327: Here's Looking at You Is it just me, or does it look like there's a tiger in that tree?

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:37:13 GMT
Day 326: Bubba and Connie Happy anniversary! These two celebrated 50 years of marriage today. They are still in love and serve as an amazing example for family, friends and all who know them.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 10 Feb 2019 04:26:50 GMT
Day 325: Broken

New dish drain: 0, Tile floor: 2. First it was the coffee pot now my favorite mug. Change is hard.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 09 Feb 2019 02:52:02 GMT
Day 324: My Stripes Showing my stripes.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 07 Feb 2019 15:30:00 GMT
Day 323: Michael

It's a fun to have a boss who is also a friend. Thanks, Michael.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 07 Feb 2019 03:00:00 GMT
Day 322: Odd Couple

Under a blanket of fog at Lake Guntersville State Park, I saw an eagle and a blue heron sharing a fishing spot.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos lake guntersville Wed, 06 Feb 2019 03:00:00 GMT
Day 321: Happy Hour

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 05 Feb 2019 03:00:00 GMT
Day 320: My Luggage

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 04 Feb 2019 02:45:00 GMT
Day 319: Up Close It was amazing to see one of these guys up close. He was a star at a wonderful family event at the Gulf State Park Interpretive Center. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 03 Feb 2019 02:45:00 GMT
Day 318: Wrestling This was a new experience for me. These are very impressive athletes.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 02 Feb 2019 02:30:00 GMT
Day 317: Meatballs Chandra 's meatballs were mighty impressive.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 01 Feb 2019 02:30:00 GMT
Day 316: Firewood

I am grateful for my sister and my lumberjack brother-in-law this week.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 31 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT
Day 315: I'll Have Just One

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 29 Jan 2019 23:45:00 GMT
Day 314: Penthouse View The heron atop the tree had an even better view than I did!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 28 Jan 2019 23:30:00 GMT
Day 313: Time Keeps On Slippin'

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 27 Jan 2019 23:30:00 GMT
Day 312: Catching Up

Some things never change. It was great fun listening to and talking about music with Teresa today.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 26 Jan 2019 15:15:00 GMT
Day 311: My 40s Friends

April and Melanie went back in time and rocked the 1940s look. I was just happy to be along for the trip. You can't beat good times with good friends, no matter what decade you are in.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 25 Jan 2019 15:45:00 GMT
Day 310: Scavenger Hunt

I went on a little scavenger hunt at Fort Morgan today, previewing as they tune up for an exciting new adventure for visitors.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 25 Jan 2019 04:42:30 GMT
Day 309: Main Course I had the distinct pleasure of enjoying an amazing meal prepared by Chef David Pan of Orange Beach Concierge. Behold the main course: roasted chicken with Brussels sprouts, parsnips, carrots, petite purple potato and Dijon mustard jus.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 24 Jan 2019 05:58:05 GMT
Day 308: High Cotton

Today, I was in High Cotton and in good company.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 23 Jan 2019 05:45:00 GMT
Day 307: Dream Catcher

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 22 Jan 2019 02:03:57 GMT
Day 306: Belted Kingfisher

In my backyard.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos orange beach Mon, 21 Jan 2019 03:36:16 GMT
Day 305: Here's My Sign Looks like tomorrow will be the perfect day to give up coffee. This morning I used the last of the coffee in the house. This afternoon, the coffee pot crashed onto the tile floor.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 19 Jan 2019 20:20:11 GMT
Day 304: Unexpected Kindness I recently stayed at The Lofts at 517 in Greenville, Mississippi. I left a necklace there. Without prompting, the staff called to ask if a necklace they found belonged to me and agreed to return it. Today, I received my necklace in the mail, carefully wrapped in tissue, protected by two postcards. The lodging was great. The kindness was even better. I'll be back, Greenville.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 18 Jan 2019 23:32:35 GMT
Day 303: Him, Again

Like I need more pictures of a heron?! I just can't help it. He's such an interesting subject.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:30:00 GMT
Day 302: Vessels

The work of Maya Blume-Cantrell.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:36:54 GMT
Day 301: Dune Plants in Winter

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:35:09 GMT
Day 300: Home Cooking My home, my cooking.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 15 Jan 2019 02:53:27 GMT
Day 299: Heart of Dixie

Sweet home Alabama.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 14 Jan 2019 01:42:16 GMT
Day 298: Local Flavor We found a nice spot for some local flavor in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos mississippi delta Sun, 13 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT
Day 297: Crystal Grill

Classic lunch spot in Greenwood, Mississippi. And I'm supposed to have room for pie??

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos mississippi delta Fri, 11 Jan 2019 23:30:00 GMT
Day 296: Dockery Farms This is considered to be one of the first and most important spots in Blues history. It was the sometime home of Charley Patton and considered by many to be the actual birthplace of the Blues. The Delta is full of places like this, with amazing stories of music, people and a palpable enduring spirit.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Blues Mississippi Delta Thu, 10 Jan 2019 23:15:00 GMT
Day 295: The Blues Highway

Today we explored Southhaven, Olive Branch, Tunica and Clarksdale and met some fellow Blues lovers along the way.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Blues Mississippi Delta Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:15:00 GMT
Day 294: Bonne Terre

The Chapel at Bonne Terre is just one of the picturesque spots on this property, a Mississippi Delta gem, in Nesbit, Mississippi.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 08 Jan 2019 06:30:00 GMT
Day 293: For Charles We said goodbye to my cousin Charles today. And of course a national championship game day always reminds me of my brother George. Two good men gone too soon. It's comforting to know they aren't in pain any more. And it makes me smile knowing that, win or lose, their Bama spirit lives on.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 08 Jan 2019 03:10:40 GMT
Day 292: Pickle on Red

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 07 Jan 2019 02:47:46 GMT
Day 291: On the Shoreline It was a beautiful morning on the beach.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 06 Jan 2019 02:37:20 GMT
Day 290: Against the Wind

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 05 Jan 2019 02:22:48 GMT
Day 289: Woodside

The new Woodside is a great little eatery right on the Back Country Trail. It's also a deceptively hoppin' lunch spot!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos gulf state park hugh s. branyon back country trail Fri, 04 Jan 2019 01:37:10 GMT
Day 288: There's Art Everywhere

It may be a jungle out there, but the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach is a fantastic place to escape. There is so much art to be enjoyed.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 03 Jan 2019 00:44:05 GMT
Day 287: A Bright Start Despite the gloomy, humid weather, it has been a bright start to the new year. And . . . the first day of spring (Day 365) is only 78 days away! Happy New Year.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 02 Jan 2019 01:37:50 GMT
Day 286: Ready for the New Year I'vI'v

I've never bought collards in a bag before. But I know the best traditions can survive a bit of improvisation.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 01 Jan 2019 00:56:19 GMT
Day 285: Holiday Color ​​​​​​It's time to pack up the holiday color.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 30 Dec 2018 12:30:00 GMT
Day 284: Candy-Coated Popcorn No peanuts or a prize, but that's what's you get.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 29 Dec 2018 14:15:00 GMT
Day 283: Ho Ho Ho

The last ho, ho, hos of the season.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 29 Dec 2018 03:07:00 GMT
Day 282: Being Squirrelly After taking dozens of really bad photos of ducks that were too far away, I looked up and saw two squirrels doing all sorts of squirrelly things, right before my very eyes.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 27 Dec 2018 22:11:54 GMT
Day 281: Shadows on Tile

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:23:53 GMT
Day 280: Santa Brought a Bike!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 26 Dec 2018 02:24:33 GMT
Day 279: Catarina's First Christmas

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 24 Dec 2018 06:30:00 GMT
Day 278: Red, Green and Gold

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 24 Dec 2018 04:42:29 GMT
Day 277: In Flight

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 23 Dec 2018 04:30:00 GMT
Day 276: Star Bright


[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 22 Dec 2018 04:00:00 GMT
Day 275: Main Course

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 21 Dec 2018 03:45:00 GMT
Day 274: Bright Eyes

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 20 Dec 2018 03:45:00 GMT
DAy 273: Art Appreciation

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:15:00 GMT
Day 272: Holiday Smiles

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:15:00 GMT
Day 271: Rebound

I think every day about our neighbors who are, and will continue for a long time to come, suffering, struggling, coping and rebounding from Hurricane Michael. I haven't done nearly enough to support recovery efforts but I am so excited to have this one, tiny thing I can continue to do -- buy beer! #panhandlestrong

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 16 Dec 2018 15:15:00 GMT
Day 270: Good Catch

It's a bad photo, but I couldn't resist sharing this heron’s morning catch. In my defense, I shot the bad photo one-handed, using a long lens, through a window while on the phone.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Sun, 16 Dec 2018 02:16:32 GMT
Day 269: Smiles I love seeing these two smile! Beautiful people, beautiful smiles.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:45:00 GMT
Day 268: Bristles

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:30:00 GMT
Day 267: Sock Puzzle

My Big Beach Brewing socks.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:30:00 GMT
Day 266: Shells, Again

Today was a "just get a shot" day.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:15:00 GMT
Day 265: Look Out This guy stood look out duty on my back porch this morning.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama coastal birding trail Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:55:28 GMT
Day 264: A Light, Shining in the Dark

A lovely sign of good cheer and holiday spirit.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Day 263: Swimming Up Stream Just keep swimming.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Day 262: "It's a Major Award"

'Tis the season.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 08 Dec 2018 03:28:32 GMT
Day 261: Oh, the Stories He Can Tell It was a very fun, entertaining and even touching show by Sean of the South.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sean Dietrich Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:45:00 GMT
Day 260: Sunset from the Lodge

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos gulf state park Wed, 05 Dec 2018 17:45:00 GMT
Day 259: Eagles I made a trip out to check on the eagle activity in Gulf State Park today. Learned a lesson early in my walk when I missed an amazing shot because (even though I thought I had) I hadn't adjusted all my camera settings. Later, I saw an amazing display of the pair of eagles in flight. Here, mom is in the nest, apparently waiting for a meal to be delivered.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos bald eagles gulf state park hugh s. branyon back country trail Wed, 05 Dec 2018 03:09:26 GMT
Day 258: Fire in the Sky

Beautiful sky at sunset this evening.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast orange beach Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:53:50 GMT
Day 257: Return of the Mergansers

I caught a quick glimpse of a pair of hooded mergansers today for the first time in a long while. They usually show up on cold, dreary days so I was happy a little bit of sunshine popped out just in time.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama coastal birding trail Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:00:00 GMT
Day 256: Here We Are How did this happen? Is it really December already??

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 02 Dec 2018 00:45:00 GMT
Day 255: Incognito Guess what's in the box. It's not Pizza and it's neither hot nor fresh.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:45:00 GMT
Day 254: Who Dat?

It's still a good year. I'm still a fan. Go Saints.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 30 Nov 2018 04:50:13 GMT
Day 253: Head's Up I found a penny at the dollar store today. I'm glad it brings good luck, otherwise I might have felt fleeced.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 29 Nov 2018 02:48:56 GMT
Day 252: Open is Good

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 28 Nov 2018 02:13:22 GMT
Day 251: Heart Light

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 27 Nov 2018 04:08:33 GMT
Day 250: Closeup

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 26 Nov 2018 04:15:00 GMT
Day 249: Rollin'

Roll tide and roll Segway! Fun morning on the Back Country Trail.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees hugh s. branyon back country trail orange beach Sun, 25 Nov 2018 03:04:13 GMT
Day 248: Lazy?

Do these pants make my butt look lazy?

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 24 Nov 2018 00:57:42 GMT
Day 247: Thankful

This girl was very thankful her dad was home for Thanksgiving and these are just two of the smiling faces I was blessed to be surrounded by. The preciousness of the time together was foremost in my heart as earlier in the day, I learned an extended family member got the news at 6 am no mother, nobody, can imagine getting. I am so very sorry for that mother's loss. And I am so very thankful for time with my family.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 22 Nov 2018 16:45:00 GMT
Day 246: Turtle Reflections

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 22 Nov 2018 04:17:19 GMT
Day 245: Family Traditions For me, Thanksgiving is always marked by lots of family memories. So glad some of the best traditions continue.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 21 Nov 2018 04:24:11 GMT
Day 244: A Closer Look The monarchs are still fluttering around.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos hugh s. branyon back country trail Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:18:28 GMT
Day 243: Texture

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:13:05 GMT
Day 242: Sports

I've never been an athlete but I see so much good at the events I attend. Today I saw athletes from different backgrounds representing the same team. I saw teams from across the country coming together to compete, but those competitors supporting each other along the way. I saw coaches teaching, parents encouraging and friends celebrating. All great reasons to smile.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos sports Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Day 241: Beach at Sunset Serene sunset at Gulf State Park.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos gulf state park Sat, 17 Nov 2018 04:05:23 GMT
Day 240: Succulent Scallops Scallops and scallions. Mighty tasty.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Day 239: Songwriters

I am a music lover. Tonight was a true gift, hearing the songs, feeling the passion and being inspired by young songwriters at LuLu's in Gulf Shores. Thanks, Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival. (Pictured: Brigham Cason)

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos music Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:37:34 GMT
Day 238: Nuts

I had a very yummy pork dinner but I have no photo of that. So, nuts.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Day 237: What the What?!

It was a fun morning with the lemurs at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. I got some crazy looks.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Tue, 13 Nov 2018 02:12:08 GMT
Day 236: Nice View The new Gulf State Park Lodge has a very comfy deck with a stunning beach view.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos gulf state park Mon, 12 Nov 2018 02:23:58 GMT
Day 235: There Was This Bacon Thingy . . . It got my attention.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 11 Nov 2018 02:39:05 GMT
Day 234: These People

Aren't they cute?

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 10 Nov 2018 05:02:38 GMT
Day 233: Colorful Competition I guess this is now a thing. The competition is ON! 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:55:23 GMT
Day 232: I Love This Place

I didn't get to go in tonight, but I just love the look of Big Beach Brewing Co at night. I'll be back soon.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:39:54 GMT
Day 231: Weathered

Along the trail on a dreary afternoon, some colorful accents stood out amid the miles of weathered boardwalk railings.

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Day 230: Directions  Got it?

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Day 229: Bling

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 05 Nov 2018 01:48:04 GMT
Day 228: The Camping Crew  It was a beautiful evening with friends, old and new.

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Day 227: Nicholas Wilton Illustration

This book cover illustration has been pulling me in . . .

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Day 226: Being Green Looks easy enough to me.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 01 Nov 2018 11:00:00 GMT
Day 225: The Buck Wow. What a sight to see, each of us hanging out on our respective side of the creek, enjoying the evening.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 01 Nov 2018 02:55:38 GMT
Day 224: Oysters

Thank you, Melanie and April. And oysters. For a fabulous evening. Lovely ending to a fabulous day. And, did I say fabulous? Yes, that.

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Day 223: Flat Calm

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 29 Oct 2018 05:15:00 GMT
Day 222: Freedom of Expression

I'm loving the art around here.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 29 Oct 2018 02:54:41 GMT
Day 221: Bright and Hopeful

I usually think of spring as the season of hope. Today, the many fall Monarchs I saw brought hopeful thoughts, after having seen the destruction of property and disruption of lives left on the Florida coast by Hurricane Michael.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 28 Oct 2018 03:00:00 GMT
Day 220: Bradfordville Today is my brother's birthday and he has been very much on my mind this week. I sure do miss him. I don't recall that he was much of a blues fan, but he certainly would have enjoyed the Bradfordville Blues Club. It has his kind of vibe. I was lucky enough to spend some time there today, meet some amazing people and hear some fabulous music. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos music Sat, 27 Oct 2018 04:48:53 GMT
Day 219: Nick of Time Almost blew it.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 26 Oct 2018 04:59:00 GMT
Day 218: My Boots

Day is done. Feet up.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 25 Oct 2018 02:27:01 GMT
Day 217: My Sign

I found my sign today.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 24 Oct 2018 01:26:02 GMT
Day 216: Colorful

Mondays are a lot more fun when I'm surrounded by colorful friends.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 22 Oct 2018 23:00:19 GMT
Day 215: Teddy Teddy was my game-watching partner for a while today. Look at that intensity. WHO DAT! Saints for the win!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 22 Oct 2018 01:42:17 GMT
Day 214: Cup of Joe

One of my favorite mugs, ready for morning duty.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 21 Oct 2018 12:26:20 GMT
Day 213: Bloom, Close Up

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 20 Oct 2018 04:23:26 GMT
Day 212: Art

The beautiful work of the talented Maya Blume-Cantrell.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos orange beach Fri, 19 Oct 2018 02:04:53 GMT
Day 211: Loot I won lots of loot! Wine, scones and apple butter, amusement park rides and waterway guides, a branding book and a flask . . . and more. It was my lucky day. Thank you, Chamber members, for your contributions. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 18 Oct 2018 02:38:19 GMT
Day 210: Reflections I've spent a lot of the day reflecting on how fortunate I am. I have so many wonderful supportive people in my life, I live in such a beautiful place and am happy to be starting another trip around the sun. Happy birthday to me!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos hugh s. branyon back country trail Wed, 17 Oct 2018 01:27:26 GMT
Day 209: Closer Look

I love how a macro lens lets this tiny yellow flower fill the frame and shine. #NoCropping

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos hugh s. branyon back country trail Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:16:38 GMT
Day 208: I Know Who I Am

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 15 Oct 2018 01:11:49 GMT
Day 207: October Sunrise It was golden.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 14 Oct 2018 03:32:33 GMT
Day 206: Feels Like Old Times Day 206

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 13 Oct 2018 01:22:04 GMT
Day 205: Lobster Roll

I couldn't leave Maine without having one of these!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:07:46 GMT
Day 204: Dawn Day 204

It was a beautiful, calm scene before the sunrise in Acadia National Park. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:45:26 GMT
Day 203: One Quiet Spot Day 203 I had fun playing with motion and trying to depict one quiet place amid all the chaos.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 10 Oct 2018 02:42:36 GMT
Day 202: Cadillac Mountain Day 202 Wow. Acadia National Park has such variety. Lots of visuals to choose from but it's hard to pass up a night cap like this. It was a lovely day in the park.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 09 Oct 2018 03:15:35 GMT
Day 201: Acadia National Park

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 08 Oct 2018 01:32:33 GMT
Day 200: Marshall Point Lighthouse I can't go to Maine and not post a lighthouse picture. We saw a beautiful sunrise here today. And I heard Forrest Gump was here once, too.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 07 Oct 2018 02:27:30 GMT
Day 199: Friendship Harbor You know its a good day when it starts in a town named Friendship with a setting like this.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 06 Oct 2018 01:19:38 GMT
Day 198: Roadside Attraction Day 198 It was a beautiful first glimpse of fall color. Fog and drizzle were settling in, but it was a lovely late afternoon drive.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 05 Oct 2018 03:00:00 GMT
Day 197: Checking Out Some Tools Day 197

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 03 Oct 2018 23:42:11 GMT
Day 196: Home Sweet Home Small town, big water tower.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 02 Oct 2018 23:24:10 GMT
Day 195: Pink and Fuzzy

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 02 Oct 2018 01:45:15 GMT
Day 194: Cherries on Top Day 194

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 01 Oct 2018 03:19:14 GMT
Day 193: All In Day 193 The Delta Dash participants were a sight to see today. Some were having more fun than others, but all were impressive. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos delta dash mud run Sun, 30 Sep 2018 02:59:58 GMT
Day 192: Paradise Day 192

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 29 Sep 2018 01:24:02 GMT
Day 191: Light, Waves Day 191 The mix of afternoon light and odd clouds made a good combination for black and white.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 28 Sep 2018 02:00:50 GMT
Day 190: Sliced Sliced I have GOT to get this camera out of the house! But for now, we've got tomatoes.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 27 Sep 2018 02:27:33 GMT
Day 189: Rosary Day 189

I don't know what lead me to pull this out today. Though I have to admit it's not been used much, I've had this rosary for years and have always loved it. Tonight, I'll use it as a reminder to say a prayer for comfort, healing and peace for those who need it and for a bit more respect, mercy and civility among us all.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:37:08 GMT
Day 188: Fish on a Stick? Or fish sticks on a wall?

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:53:13 GMT
Day 187: Peas, Black Eyes, No Pod Day 187

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:15:00 GMT
Day 186: It's Those Funky Pants Again

Nothing to see here. #LazyPhotographer

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 23 Sep 2018 00:39:59 GMT
Day 185: Images Day 185 Reviewing a few of my favorite images. I really need to get this camera out of the house again soon!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:06:44 GMT
Day 184: Amen Day 184

Gotta have it.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 21 Sep 2018 02:40:11 GMT
Day 183: Clips Up Close Day 183

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:30:00 GMT
Day 182: Mixed Media I always love a visit to the Coastal Arts Center in Orange Beach. Today I was inspired by this mixed media by Zack Baisden.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos orange beach Tue, 18 Sep 2018 05:45:00 GMT
Day 181: Oysters Spending time talking about oysters inspired me to enjoy some for dinner. YUM!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 17 Sep 2018 05:15:00 GMT
Day 180: Hearts and Skies Day 178

Beautiful evening and a fun day.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 16 Sep 2018 05:00:00 GMT
Day 179: Calm and Clear Day 179

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 15 Sep 2018 05:00:00 GMT
Day 178: Songs and Stories 178

My friend Bebe didn't sing for me yesterday but she gifted me this with this Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf album. And she did tell me a few stories that would make great songs . . . we'll have to work on that someday.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 15 Sep 2018 04:15:00 GMT
Day 177: Failure Day 177

Have you ever wondered what happens when a memory card in your camera fails? While it can result in some interesting images, its never the result you want. Trust me on this.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 14 Sep 2018 03:30:00 GMT
Day 176: Coastal Comrades Day 176

Thinking of my new friends on the coast of the Carolinas and wishing them the best. Stay safe.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 13 Sep 2018 04:15:20 GMT
Day 175: Hope Amid Chaos Day 175

I'm always intrigued by things that start off mindlessly and somehow end up holding a deeper meaning. Maybe I'm reaching, but this random abstract struck me as a fitting remembrance on this day.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 12 Sep 2018 01:34:25 GMT
Day 174: Swallowtails and Shadows Day 174

I saw the most amazing dance by some butterflies at Weeks Bay Reserve's pitcher plant bog today. I was able to get some shots of their fascinating movements but I love the shadows in this one. One butterfly, two shadows. Optical illusion?

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Weeks Bay Reserve Tue, 11 Sep 2018 01:11:45 GMT
Day 173: Laundry Day 173

It never stops . . .

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 09 Sep 2018 14:15:00 GMT
Day 172: The Grape Stomp Day 172

There was a whole lotta stomping -- and tasting, and touring and all kinds of fun -- going on at Duplin Winery's Grape Stomp Festival.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Duplin County Duplin Winery Sat, 08 Sep 2018 14:15:00 GMT
Day 171: Uncork. Unwind. Unplug. Day 171

Tasting wine and talking tourism makes for a very sweet day.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 08 Sep 2018 00:54:42 GMT
Day 170: Yana's Day 170

We had a delicious breakfast and a little entertainment from Mizz Evelyn and Elvis at Yana's Restaurant in Swansboro, N.C.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 06 Sep 2018 22:30:00 GMT
Day 169: Swansboro By Sail

Captain Mike was an outstanding ambassador and what a beautiful afternoon it was aboard Swansboro By Sail

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 06 Sep 2018 03:58:23 GMT
Day 168: Moonshiner Day 168

Gray is a moonshiner and he's proud of it! I enjoyed a tour and tasting at Walton's Distillery in Jacksonville, North Carolina. "Cheers" to family traditions!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 05 Sep 2018 03:45:00 GMT
Day 167: Gotcha! I caught a glimpse of a Green Heron fishing for lunch this afternoon. This just in: the crab escaped!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 03 Sep 2018 23:12:05 GMT
Day 166: Quarters

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 02 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT
Day 165: Tools Day 165 These were my tools of the day. Moved some art around for some new views.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 02 Sep 2018 02:17:45 GMT
Day 164: Nice Flower Day 164

Isn't it Pretty?

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 31 Aug 2018 23:21:37 GMT
Day 163: Sleeping on the Porch Day 163 They make it look almost comfortable. I do feel guilty about leaving the light on, though.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 31 Aug 2018 02:38:47 GMT
Day 162: Words Day 162 I forgot I have this magnetic poetry pack. Maybe it's time to throw it up on the fridge and see what sticks.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 30 Aug 2018 04:19:43 GMT
Day 161: A Stop Along the Way

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 28 Aug 2018 11:15:00 GMT
Day 160: Just Rosy

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 28 Aug 2018 04:15:00 GMT
Day 159: Not Today There's a sticker in my house that reads, "A year from now, what will you wish you had done today?" I sure hope this isn't it.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 27 Aug 2018 03:31:01 GMT
Day 158: Trail Flora Day 158 I have no idea . . .

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos hugh s. branyon back country trail Sat, 25 Aug 2018 22:58:35 GMT
Day 157: My Percussion Section

Oldies but goodies.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 25 Aug 2018 22:47:26 GMT
Day 156: Cork Dork Day 156

I made a new friend and learned a new term tonight. James is a Cork Dork. I enjoyed dinner, some good wine and enjoyed the time together even more.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 24 Aug 2018 03:50:17 GMT
Day 155: Fan Girl Day 155 I met a woman tonight from Iowa who now lives in Florida and came to Alabama to celebrate. She video called a friend in Canada while listening to Brent Burns sing about a beach in his backyard in Orange Beach. Happy birthday to her.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 23 Aug 2018 03:59:15 GMT
Day 154: My Bahamian Friend Day 154 This guy was born in the Bahamas but he's been living at my house for years. Very quiet, but he always seems to be watching me.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:17:06 GMT
Day 153: Resting on the Trail Day 153

There were lots of these beauties along the Back Country Trial today. This one, like me, needed a rest. #ItWasHotOutside

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos hugh s. branyon back country trail Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:08:20 GMT
Day 152: Panning Day 152 Shades of blue.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 20 Aug 2018 04:06:06 GMT
Day 151: Legacy Day 151

At Miss Rita's memorial service this evening it was clear to see that she's left a whole lot more than a little sparkle. Yes, I see that sparkle in my friend Michelle's eyes. But I also see  a beautiful legacy of teaching your children well and making the world a brighter place. Her light will shine on and on.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:54:04 GMT
Day 150: Morning Rain Day 150 Looking out on the morning rain.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:56:31 GMT
Day 149: RESPECT Day 149 RIP, Aretha.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:54:13 GMT
Day 148: Light Day 148 It's amazing how the combination of a little light and shadows can make the most simple composition interesting.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:49:02 GMT
Day 147: Headband of the Day Day 147

Thank you, John Legend, for that #headbandoftheday earworm. It's been in my head all day. Luckily for everyone involved, my headband selfie photo series will be short, as this is the only one I own. I hope the earworm is equally as short-lived.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:12:58 GMT
Day 145: Inspiration in Plain Sight Day 15

Have you ever looked around at all the things that surround you everyday and realize how long it's been since you actually noticed them? Tonight I found a bowl full of inspiration sitting right in front of me. Maybe tomorrow I'll try to actually read some of it.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 13 Aug 2018 02:21:36 GMT
Day 144: Speed Day 144 I spent some time this morning watching folks play on the beach and in the water. It had been way too long since I sat on the beach and wandered at the water's edge. I saw sun bathers and kids of all ages on the beach, fishermen at the pass and boats of every size and shape on the water. This guy was, by far, in the biggest hurry of any of them.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast boats orange beach Sun, 12 Aug 2018 01:32:11 GMT
Day 143: Current Situation It's time. Froggie and I both know when it's time to head for higher ground.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 10 Aug 2018 23:53:25 GMT
Day 142: The Last Ride Day 142 A quick diversion to find a picture for the day and I barely got a shot off before the last ride of the night concluded. Rushed composition and settings turned up an odd result. Definitely worth another shot on another day.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos The Wharf Fri, 10 Aug 2018 03:42:49 GMT
Day 141: Old Growth Day 141

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:15:29 GMT
Day 140: Backcountry Reflection Day 140

A quick iphone view from my evening walk.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos back country trail Wed, 08 Aug 2018 04:45:00 GMT
Day 139: Rising Stars Day 139 Shelley made friends with some rising stars in the tourism industry. Their future is bright, for sure.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 07 Aug 2018 04:00:00 GMT
Day 138: Sean of the South Day 138 I don't know what to say about this picture. I should just say the highlight of my day was hearing Sean Dietrich speak. That's the truth. And I should leave it at that. But, because Sean of the South is at once inspiring and comforting, because in a very humble, unassuming way his plainspoken stories make me recollect the good and bad of my past and inspire the promise of my future, I feel compelled to say more. But I feel intimidated and inadequate. Kind of like a kid who's just failed the fifth grade. So for now I'll say, thank you, Sean, for giving me hope. I want to be a writer some day, too.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sean Dietrich Sean of the South Sun, 05 Aug 2018 06:00:00 GMT
Day 137: River City View Day 137

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 05 Aug 2018 03:40:47 GMT
Day 136: My Mind Today Day 136

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 04 Aug 2018 02:03:40 GMT
Day 135: Button, Button Just because.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 03 Aug 2018 03:12:27 GMT
Day 134: Classic Day 134

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 02 Aug 2018 02:18:07 GMT
Day 133: In Between Day 133 In between meetings and in between rain showers, I got to take in this view at Gulf State Park. Ahhh.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos beach gulf state park Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:45:00 GMT
Day 132: Fabulous Day 132

Her shirt says "fabulous" because she is. Look at that smile!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 31 Jul 2018 02:30:00 GMT
Day 131: David Hood Was Here Day 131 You know that bass line you love in "I'll Take You There" by the Staples Singers? It was recorded right there by David Hood.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos music Mon, 30 Jul 2018 02:15:00 GMT
Day 130: 3614 Jackson Highway Day 130

If these walls could talk! Muscle Shoals Sound Studio was the home of the famous Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (the Swampers) and has been called "Rock n Roll Heaven." The number of world-renowned artists and chart-topping hits influenced by the Swampers in this building is astounding. Come take a tour for yourself. You'll be amazed.  

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos muscle shoals music music Sun, 29 Jul 2018 04:15:00 GMT
Day 129: W.C. Handy Festival I am so excited to have finally made it to the W.C. Handy Festival in the Shoals. So much talent! This afternoon we heard Lenny LeBlanc and Mark Narmore. If you don't recognize the names, look them up! Wow. Thanks,  Florence Lauderdale Tourism, for an outstanding show in your wonderful venue.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos music Fri, 27 Jul 2018 21:14:39 GMT
Day 128: A Warm Welcome Day 28

After a long drive this evening, it was refreshing to get such an enthusiastic greeting. Jerry gave me a very warm welcome, shook my hand (over and over again) and kept an eye on me for quite a while.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 27 Jul 2018 04:10:00 GMT
Day 127: Attitude Day 127 I have to admit I am growing weary of this project. This was a good late night reminder.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos gulf shores Thu, 26 Jul 2018 04:56:05 GMT
Day 126: Writer's Block Day 126 I developed an immediate affinity to a new wine tonight.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 25 Jul 2018 03:19:59 GMT
Day 125: Splash of Green Day 125

It's just one green leaf among lots of green leaves but sometimes a little light in the right spot makes something ordinary stand out.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 24 Jul 2018 01:08:42 GMT
Day 124: Lake Shelby

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos gulf state park Mon, 23 Jul 2018 01:39:23 GMT
Day 123: Brigham Day 123

I was lucky enough to catch a few tunes from this guy today. Check out the music of Brigham Cason any time you get a chance. He's a very impressive young man with crazy talent and versatility.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Brigham Cason Sun, 22 Jul 2018 02:08:59 GMT
Day 122: Ball at Rest Day 122

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 21 Jul 2018 01:40:44 GMT
Day 121: Taking the Tour Day 121 When a property that is still under construction is worthy of a stop for a a photo op, you know the location is spectacular. It's so exciting to share all the great things going on at Gulf State Park with folks from out of town. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast gulf state park Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:58:20 GMT
Day 120: The Reds Day 120

I'd rather have the reds than the blues.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 19 Jul 2018 01:40:22 GMT
Day 119: Nice View Day 119 I could go on . . . but I'm just too relaxed.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos orange beach Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:50:35 GMT
Day 118: After Dinner Drink Day 118

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:04:00 GMT
Day 117: A Little Something Day 117 I found this small piece of art -- all made of paper -- at a cute little shop on the coast of Georgia. I love it and am wondering how the heck anyone does that. Impressive.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:02:53 GMT
Day 116: Gotta Have Faith Day 116

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 15 Jul 2018 03:33:43 GMT
Day 115: Lunch on a Limb Day 115 Osprey grabbing a little snack before heading back to the nest.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos birds gulf state park Fri, 13 Jul 2018 22:26:47 GMT
Day 114: Perspective Day 114 A macro perspective has me seeing a landscape where I've never seen one before.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 13 Jul 2018 01:31:32 GMT
Day 113: The Music Man Day 113

Today's brush with greatness: listening to world-famous local legend, entertainer and songwriter Brent Burns, perform and charm the crowd. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos music Thu, 12 Jul 2018 03:32:34 GMT
Day 112: After the Rain Day 112

Raindrops on roses . . .

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:24:03 GMT
Day 111: Daily Reminder Day 111

I see this on my mirror every morning. I'm grateful for Monday's miracles, tiny as they were. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos grateful Tue, 10 Jul 2018 02:15:22 GMT
Day 110: Take Your Pick Day 110

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Mon, 09 Jul 2018 02:30:38 GMT
Day 109: My Captain Day 109

It was a fun afternoon on the water with this guy. Captain Rick did a great job of keeping us away from the storms.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos orange beach Sun, 08 Jul 2018 02:12:04 GMT
Day 108: Old Time Pottery Day 108 This is my version of old time pottery. Made in 1988 by my friend Steve Burrow of Sea Oat Studio in Gulf Shores. Could that really be 30 years ago? I still love it.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos gulf shores pottery Sat, 07 Jul 2018 03:40:19 GMT
Day 107: Cruising Through the Sunset Day 107

It was a beautiful golden sunset in my neighborhood tonight.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos orange beach Fri, 06 Jul 2018 02:19:59 GMT
Day 106: Gilligan and Mary Ann Day 106

 . . . also known as Michael and Jessica. Enjoying the 4th of July on the bay.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:15:00 GMT
Day 105: Kid of the Day Day 105

There were many, many cute kids out tonight enjoying all the holiday fun at The Wharf. This colorful cat was my favorite.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 03 Jul 2018 05:15:00 GMT
Day 104: Thank you, April  

Day 104

April gave me this journal years ago and it surfaced again a couple days ago. Then yesterday, she shared a message of gratitude with me. Today it's my turn. I am constantly inspired by April for so many reasons. And I am grateful for her friendship, all the good she sends out to the people around her, to her community and into the universe.

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Day 103: Waiting Out the Storm Day 103

Drama over the water.

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Day 102: Alabama Beer Day 102

Drink local! There's a lot to choose from among Alabama's breweries' beers. Tastes great and feels good to support local businesses. And yes, I did just happen to have these in my fridge.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos beer local Beer Sat, 30 Jun 2018 21:57:05 GMT
Day 101: Swaying in the Breeze Day 101

The sea oats have really popped out in the last week or so. In bloom, they are such a beautiful addition to the beach landscape and I love watching them (and photographing them) go from green to gold through the summer and into fall.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos orange beach Sat, 30 Jun 2018 01:38:00 GMT
Day 100: A Closer Look Day 100

While I was focusing on the flower, this guy flew in for a closer look.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos hugh s. branyon back country trail Fri, 29 Jun 2018 03:22:45 GMT
Day 99: Africatown Day 99

Today I learned about the stories and legacy of Cudjoe Lewis, the last known survivor of the slave ship Clotilde, the last one known to have arrived in the United States, which landed in Mobile. His is one of the fascinating stories and an amazing legacy being shared every day along the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:30:00 GMT
Day 98: Here's Your Sign

Seems pretty reasonable to me. #NoPoopZone #Don'tFeedTheBirds

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos orange beach Wed, 27 Jun 2018 03:49:27 GMT
Day 97: Discussing Sustainable Tourism Day 97 Costas Christ at Gulf State Park.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast gulf state park Tue, 26 Jun 2018 05:26:25 GMT
Day 96: Here's Looking at You, Kid Day 96

I usually assume when I see owls in my yard that they are one, or sometimes both, of a pair who live somewhere nearby. Today though, I think this guy, who stared back at me for quite a while, is a juvenile, based on that fuzzy head. Maybe the family is growing.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama coastal birding trail Mon, 25 Jun 2018 03:13:28 GMT
Day 95: Dinner with a View Day 95

It was a very nice evening at the Anchor Bar & Grill. Beautiful view, nice breeze, live music, pork belly tots, beer and good company. Hard to beat that.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast orange beach Sun, 24 Jun 2018 04:24:15 GMT
Day 94: Strawberry

Again, just playing. I need to get out more.

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Day 93: Close Up Day 93 Just playing with a new toy this evening.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos macro Fri, 22 Jun 2018 02:41:31 GMT
Day 92: Tapping Day 92

Small batch Hickory Maple Nut Brown at Big Beach Brewing. Drinking local with no filter.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos craft beer gulf shores alabama Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:49:28 GMT
Day 91: Morning View Day 91

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos auburn Wed, 20 Jun 2018 02:12:35 GMT
Day 90: Hospitality Day 90

Lisa and Hans were wonderful hosts tonight at Lisa's new restaurant, Lucy's, in Auburn. True hospitality and excellent food! If you're in town, be sure to check it out.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 19 Jun 2018 04:24:50 GMT
Day 89: Beach Music Day 89 The cool kids of JERI were playing in my neighborhood today.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos orange beach Sun, 17 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMT
Day 88: Look 'em in the Eye Day 88

The new trails in Gulf State Park offer some nice views of the native wildlife.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama coastal birding trail gulf state park hugh s. branyon back country trail Sat, 16 Jun 2018 22:00:00 GMT
Day 87: Home Day 87 I got back to my little corner of the world today.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos orange beach Fri, 15 Jun 2018 22:00:00 GMT
Day 86: St. Pete Fashion Day 86

Here's one example of the fashion-forward public art in St. Petersburg, Florida.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:15:00 GMT
Day 85: Art Appreciation Day 85

While struggling to understand many of the works in the Dali Museum, I had a deep appreciation for this young art lover. She was so intent, listening to the audio tour and taking in each of the paintings.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos dali musuem Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:00:00 GMT
Day 84: Jacksonville Day 84 Not where I expected to be waking up on this day.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:15:00 GMT
Day 83: Leaving Cumberland Day 83

It was a beautiful morning and a pleasant walk back to the ferry dock when we left Cumberland Island. The weekend was a first-time hiking and camping adventure for me and I loved it. Most parts of it, anyway. It was a great adventure!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos cumberland island georgia coast Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:15:00 GMT
Day 82: Plum Orchard Day 82

Here's another of the surprising sights on Cumberland Island. After walking miles on trails through untouched habitats, we turned onto a roadway and saw Plum Orchard in the distance. We enjoyed a picnic lunch alongside the wild horses then toured the mansion. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos cumberland island georgia coast Mon, 11 Jun 2018 01:00:00 GMT
Day 81: Dungeness Day 81

Our first stop after arriving on Cumberland Island was the site of Dungeness. The mansion is in ruins but its remains and beautiful setting are amazing sights. And the National Parks Service guides there were so very friendly and a terrific resource.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos georgia coast national park service Sat, 09 Jun 2018 15:30:00 GMT
Day 80: Evening in St. Marys Day 80 St. Marys, Georgia is a beautiful, sleepy little coastal town. It's got its share of quirky people, though. I enjoyed this quiet moment before encountering the skateboarding fisherman and the karaoke superstars.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos georgia coast Sat, 09 Jun 2018 03:25:00 GMT
Day 79: Ready for Adventure Day 79

I'm going on a walkabout and will be off the grid for a bit. See you on the flip side.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 08 Jun 2018 03:07:39 GMT
Day 78: Making Hay Day 78 We train 'em young out on the farm. Eli had his first day of cutting hay on his own today. He looks like a pro, doesn't he?

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 07 Jun 2018 02:56:32 GMT
Day 77: Interpreting Tino Day 77 Here's a little slice of one of my favorite paintings by my friend and talented artist Rick Tino. I'm lucky to have amazing visuals around on nights when I'm weary of this 365 project . . . Weary on day 77 . . . One day at a time, right?

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos gulf shores artist rick tino Wed, 06 Jun 2018 03:11:58 GMT
Day 76: Watchful Eye

This little angel looks very intent.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:17 GMT
Day 75: Good Advice Day 76 This was the message I took from my walk on the trail today. I've never noticed this bench before. Thanks for the reminder, ALB.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos hugh s. branyon back country trail orange beach Mon, 04 Jun 2018 01:46:02 GMT
Day 74: Small, Medium or Large? Day 74 Watercraft aplenty, here. All sizes, all types, all the fun you can stand!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast Sun, 03 Jun 2018 02:34:24 GMT
Day 73: Women Build Day 73 Habitat for Humanity of Baldwin County has a Women Build project underway. This house, largely funded and constructed by women volunteers with the support the Habitat staff, will provide a safe, affordable home for a deserving, hardworking family. It's such a worthwhile program that's strengthening our community.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos habitat for humanity baldwin county Sat, 02 Jun 2018 03:12:35 GMT
Day 72: Beach Day I got just a peek at how lovely the beach was today.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos gulf shores gulf state park Fri, 01 Jun 2018 02:17:32 GMT
Day 71: Happy Hour I Day 71 I enjoyed a very happy hour, a few hours actually, with Ellen and Annette this evening. What a treat. Excellent company, good food and drink and a beautiful setting.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 31 May 2018 04:19:21 GMT
Day 70: Classic Coastal Day 70

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos orange beach Wed, 30 May 2018 01:50:32 GMT
Day 69: Memorial Day Day 69 Feeling grateful today and remembering that our freedom is not free. Thinking of those who've paid the price.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos memorial day Tue, 29 May 2018 00:12:54 GMT
Day 68: Lazy Day 68

These are my funky, comfy, lazy-Sunday, movie-watching-on-the-couch britches. I thought they offered a colorful solution to my need for a picture of the day.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 28 May 2018 03:00:55 GMT
Day 67: Marathon Day 67 I started the day watching marathon runners and marveling at the fact that they can still be smiling after all those miles.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos hugh s. branyon back country trail Sun, 27 May 2018 07:19:12 GMT
Day 66: Outstanding Athletes Day 66

I photographed some outstanding athletes today. They were outstanding in their abilities, in their sportsmanship and many, in their attire. I'm thinking these socks were his secret weapon.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 26 May 2018 04:19:39 GMT
Day 65: Lucky Number Seven Day 65

These guys. Great leaders for our Alabama tourism industry. Earlier this week the release of 2017 economic impact numbers brought positive news and today we cut the ribbon on the new Interpretive Center, an amazing addition to the Gulf State Park. And Herb and Lee are already looking forward to the next big opening, which has taken seven governors to get done, the new lodge and conference center.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos gulf state park Fri, 25 May 2018 02:47:17 GMT
Day 64: Evening Light Day 64

Pretty light this evening at The Wharf in Orange Beach.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos orange beach Thu, 24 May 2018 01:34:56 GMT
Day 63: Morning Traveler This guy was traveling through my yard this morning. After parking himself under my car for rest, he continued his journey and I was able to get this shot.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 23 May 2018 01:42:58 GMT
Day 62: Nighttime at Big Beach Day 62

Don't let the still of the night fool you. All the activity was going on inside. Trivia night for Geeks Who Drink makes Monday a rousing night at the brewery. Team Small Brain, Big Beach ended in the money again tonight. Plus, I won socks! Score!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos big beach brewing gulf shores Tue, 22 May 2018 03:51:11 GMT
Day 61: Morning Outing Day 61 It was a beautiful morning. Have I mentioned lately how much I love where I live?

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast orange beach Mon, 21 May 2018 01:46:36 GMT
Day 60: In the Trees Day 60 Whenever I hear a ruckus among the small, chirpy birds in the back yard, I can be fairly sure the resident Barred Owl is hanging around. They don't like him one bit and do their best to make his life miserable. This morning he was standing his ground.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos orange beach Sat, 19 May 2018 23:11:33 GMT
Day 59: Projects Day 59 I'm just showing off a couple of recent projects. I'm happy to have the opportunity to work on publications like these that promote our communities.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 19 May 2018 00:26:44 GMT
Day 58: Rolling Over Day 58

My ride rolled over 100,000 miles this evening. It's just getting broken in, right? I sure hope so. And I hope the two of us share many more miles together.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 18 May 2018 02:31:53 GMT
Day 57: Iris Day 57

It was such a pleasure to meet Iris tonight. She's two years old and she's a firecracker, for sure. Rumor has it she's a Louisiana girl, but she currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama. I'm so happy she chose to bring her mom and grandparents to Orange Beach for vacation.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 17 May 2018 02:31:56 GMT
Day 56: Crystal Clear Day 56 It was a beautiful evening on the Back Country Trail, except for the yellow flies. I love, love, love this view from the new Cross Park Trail.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama coastal birding trail gulf state park hugh s. branyon back country trail Wed, 16 May 2018 02:05:06 GMT
Day 55: Day Lily Day 55

A splash of color on a gray afternoon.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 15 May 2018 00:34:59 GMT
Day 54: Gulf Oak Ridge Day 54 This lovely view was a nice reward along my morning walk on the Back Country Trail.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos gulf state park hugh s. branyon back country trail Sun, 13 May 2018 21:35:55 GMT
Day 53: Faithful Friend

This old friend is always a good model when I need one.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 13 May 2018 02:11:31 GMT
Day 52: Moon Shell Day 52

If you google "swirly shell" the photos of shells that look the most like this one identify them as moon shells. That was my scientific research for the day.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast shells Sat, 12 May 2018 02:27:43 GMT
Day 51: Nighttime in the OBA Day 51

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast orange beach Fri, 11 May 2018 02:59:47 GMT
Day 50: Sour Puss Day 50 Apparently the frequent visitor I refer to as Not-My-Cat is not a morning feline. I recently met his person who told me his real name is Felix, but hey, he's still No-My-Cat to me. Even if he does grumpily sit on my dock most mornings.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 09 May 2018 19:10:06 GMT
Day 49: Critters Day 49 This was just one of the critters I spied hanging around my house today. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 09 May 2018 02:03:09 GMT
Day 48: Yum! Day 48

Thank you, Anchor Bar, for a fabulous salad with an amazing view.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast orange beach Tue, 08 May 2018 04:37:30 GMT
Day 47: Crazy Heart Day 47

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 07 May 2018 02:55:47 GMT
Day 46: Good Catch! Day 46 I was lucky enough to capture a few of the really good catches made by the World Famous Frisbee Dogs today at the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos foley gulf coast hot air balloon festival Sun, 06 May 2018 05:09:42 GMT
Day 45: Living on the Hook Day 45

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast orange beach Sat, 05 May 2018 01:11:33 GMT
Day 44: Happy Birthday! Day 44 Our family welcomed a precious new member today. This little pink package is in celebration of her birthday. She is so loved! I can't wait to meet her.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 04 May 2018 00:50:00 GMT
Day 43: Pelican Concentration

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama coastal birding trail birds orange beach Thu, 03 May 2018 03:39:33 GMT
Day 42: Hanging Out at the Dock Day 42

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama coastal birding trail orange beach Wed, 02 May 2018 01:21:51 GMT
Day 41: Apples and Onions? Day 41 In the spirit of making the best of what you have, tonight I'm comparing apples and onions. I'll compare oranges another day.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 01 May 2018 02:22:53 GMT
Day 40: Cousin Fun

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos orange beach Mon, 30 Apr 2018 01:23:10 GMT
Day 39: Almost Home Day 39

Sunset view from the airport.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 29 Apr 2018 03:35:21 GMT
Day 38: North Island Day 38 The landscape of South Carolina's North Island is striking. We enjoyed a harbor tour and boat trip to the island from Georgetown today.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos georgetown south carolina coast Fri, 27 Apr 2018 21:57:37 GMT
Day 37: Pawleys Island Day 37 There were a lot of great things about today but when you start the day "blessed" how could you expect anything less? This is a Pawleys Island shell. Legend has it "If you are lucky enough to find one of these shells the island has blessed your presence." Blessed day, indeed. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos hammock coast pawleys island Fri, 27 Apr 2018 03:08:23 GMT
Day 36: Welcome to South Carolina Day 36

I got such a relaxing welcome to Pawleys Island that I almost forgot to post a picture for the day. This hasty post does not do the location justice, but it does show off my lovely welcome gift. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:11:03 GMT
Day 35: Treasures Day 35 I'm thankful today for many treasures. Topping the list are friends, family, memories and hope.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:22:16 GMT
Day 34: For Jan Day 34

She doesn't get a warm and fuzzy feeling from these guys but this one was obviously a #greatnanajan groupie, hanging out outside her workplace today. After a closer look at the picture, I had to google "do lizards molt" and found out they do, usually in patches. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:10:28 GMT
Day 33: Baby on the Way Day 33

We're looking forward to a new addition to the family. She will be will be so loved and so well cared for and is already well-outfitted with the best of clothes and gear. Her sweet mama is encouraging her arrival this week. Can't wait!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:57:37 GMT
Day 32: View from My Hammock Day 32

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:27:26 GMT
Day 31: Tranquility Day 31 This view never gets old: Orange Beach Waterfront park at sunset.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast orange beach sweet home alabama Sat, 21 Apr 2018 03:15:47 GMT
Day 30: Paddling Lake Shelby Day 30 It was a beautiful spring day to paddle Gulf State Park's Lake Shelby.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast gulf state park Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:56:40 GMT
Day 29: In the House

I started this 365 project for a couple reasons. One was to remind myself to slow down and pay attention to the world around me (#whatcolettesees). The other was to encourage myself to take more photographs, to get out there with my camera not just when I'm working, but for fun. Today I succeeded in the former but not the latter. I didn't take my camera with me on the trail today. When I saw this tiny face peering from the house on the tree, I regretted it. iPhone to the rescue. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:57:21 GMT
Day 28: Northern Flicker  


Day 28 I took my camera for a walk in Gulf State Park this afternoon. Three Bald Eagles in a nest is a majestic sight and always feels like a privilege. I also saw this cutie, a Northern Flicker, also known as a Yellowhammer, the state bird of Alabama.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama coastal birding trail alabama gulf coast Wed, 18 Apr 2018 02:45:08 GMT
Day 27: Nice Ride Day 27

I find them much more attractive when parked quietly.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 17 Apr 2018 03:45:24 GMT
Day 26: Abstract Day 26

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Day 25: The Original Crew Day 25

I went to Stone Mountain for the first time today but this was my favorite sight of the day. Old friends . . . forever friends. Great memories of good times and plans for more.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 14 Apr 2018 22:43:07 GMT
Day 24: My Roommate Day 24

This is Kathy, my college roommate. She hasn't changed a bit. Still the organized one. This time she's outdone herself, organizing a reunion of old (young at heart) friends from four states after "a few" years and many miles of separation. What a wonderful gift.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos iphone Sat, 14 Apr 2018 05:53:59 GMT
Day 23: Celebration Day 23

I am very excited for my friend Chandra and for all the great things she'll do in her her new gig. Happy to be able to celebrate her new adventure tonight.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Fri, 13 Apr 2018 05:02:50 GMT
Day 22: The Colors of Home Day 22 There's no place like home. I love traveling and exploring new places. An unexpected benefit of travel is how much it makes me appreciate where I live and how fortunate I am. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast orange beach Thu, 12 Apr 2018 01:56:14 GMT
Day 21: Nightcap Day 21

Just one.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 11 Apr 2018 01:34:48 GMT
Day 20: Let's Just Start with Breakfast . . .

What a great day in West Volusia County, Florida! We started by cooking our own breakfast at our own table, a popular DeLeon State Park tradition. Then we saw manatees, hiked trails, met such welcoming people, ate more fabulous food . . . it was a great day!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos visit west volusia Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:18:29 GMT
Day 19: Cassadaga Day 19 Cassadaga: Where Mayberry meets the Twilight Zone

It was an enlightening day. Good friends, meaningful messages, sense of peace.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:54:29 GMT
Day 18: Morning Shower Day 18

It's hard to beat a refreshing shower after a leisurely morning stroll on the beach.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sat, 07 Apr 2018 16:53:55 GMT
Day 17: Hey Mom? Day 17

This Great Egret in breeding plumage preens while babies are calling for some attention. I saw them at an amazing Florida rookery today.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos birds Sat, 07 Apr 2018 03:48:34 GMT
Day 16: Birds-a-Plenty Day 16 I am not a birder, but this week I am learning more about photographing them. Today I've seen the most amazing combination of birds, some beautiful and graceful, some young and shaky. They were all challenging in their own way and photographing them was definitely rewarding. This one is a Roseate Spoonbill and he (she?) was amazing.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos birds Fri, 06 Apr 2018 02:42:25 GMT
Day 15: Snowy Egret Day 15

It was a fabulous day for photographing birds! Snowy and Reddish Egrets were highlights . . . but there were many, many more.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 05 Apr 2018 04:35:46 GMT
Day 14: Hollander Hotel Day 14 A Florida classic.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 04 Apr 2018 02:05:42 GMT
Day 13: Packing Day 13 Getting ready to hit the road. I hope I don't have to attend any formal events.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Tue, 03 Apr 2018 01:20:49 GMT
Day 12: Easter Morning Day 12

My favorite shot from this morning's sunrise shoot was actually a moon shot.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast orange beach Mon, 02 Apr 2018 02:28:31 GMT
Day 11: My Sisters Day 11

I've been thinking about my sisters today. I am so very thankful for them. This morning I repotted some plants and called Hilda for advice. This afternoon I baked a cake and used Deena's recipe. I didn't do either as well as they could have. I am still sad and sometimes angry that Deena is not still with us, but Hilda and I carry on and I appreciate her every day. They will both always be part of me and a huge blessing. Happy Birthday Deena!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 01 Apr 2018 01:07:22 GMT
Day 10: Good Friday View Day 10 It was a beautiful day to take a tour and take in the views.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast gulf state park lodge Sat, 31 Mar 2018 01:50:44 GMT
Day 9: Who's Watching? Day 9

Horned owl took over an osprey nest this year. New baby was checking out the surroundings this afternoon.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama coastal birding trail alabama gulf coast orange beach Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:12:56 GMT
Day 8: Spring is Springing Day 8

Spring break at Orange Beach Waterfront Park.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast orange beach Wed, 28 Mar 2018 22:13:41 GMT
Day 7: Art Day 7

Some days, the planned shots don't materialize. I'm feeling very lucky to have some beautiful visuals hanging around my house to fall back on. I admire the fused glass work of Paula Marksbury so much! Here's a dreamy slice.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Wed, 28 Mar 2018 04:21:51 GMT
Day 6: Big Beach Red Day 5

Big Beach Brewing has been such a great addition to our community. It's a delightful spot to gather for great beers, comfortable setting and outstanding service. Tonight's Monday Night Trivia event was no exception.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos craft beer gulf shores alabama Tue, 27 Mar 2018 04:06:01 GMT
Day 5: Waves of Color from Distant Shores Day 5 I received a beautiful gift today. I am entranced by the combination of colors and texture.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Mon, 26 Mar 2018 04:22:08 GMT
Day 4: Gee, Nice View Today's view.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Sun, 25 Mar 2018 01:00:01 GMT
Day 3: Generosity Day 3: Generosity

I've been a supporter of Habitat for Humanity for years. I am thankful for the friends who were active volunteers before me and inspired me to get involved. Today I had the privilege of delivering a very generous donation, from a friend who wishes to remain anonymous, for an upcoming home. I am amazed by and proud to be involved with "Habitat people." From the hard working families who earn the home through perseverance and sweat equity, to the dedicated staff and volunteers, to the friends who choose to invest in the future of our community by offering a hand up when they can. Thank you all.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos habitat for humanity Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:03:15 GMT
Day 2: Momentary Escape Day 2: Momentary Escape

Ten minutes at the beach are better than none. It was a beautiful day out there.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos alabama gulf coast Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:50:48 GMT
Day 1: A New Season Day 1A new season, with circles and reflections. Today, after several nudges, I decided this is the best day to start a new project. Celebrating the first day of spring, an inspiring webinar and The Alchemist's lessons of pursuing one's "personal legend" have conspired to convince me to start a 365 photo project. Today's photo was not well planned or executed, but it depicts some cool things, I think. First is dinner celebrating friendship, next is circles (yet another 365 project) last, reflections of blue from a window, depicting the wild blue yonder. Can't wait to see what's out there. 

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees 365 photos Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:25:10 GMT
Sweet Sixteen Album release performance at The Steeple in Mobile, Alabama.Brigham CasonAlbum release performance at The Steeple in Mobile, Alabama.

The talent this young man has is amazing. Equally, the focus he has sustained through the two years leading up to his 16th birthday is impressive. This week it was so sweet to see him perform the original songs from his cd, recorded in the famed studios of Alabama’s Shoals region. Congratulations, Brigham Cason!


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[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #whatcolettesees brigham cason fame studio muscle shoals music Sun, 06 Aug 2017 15:29:35 GMT
Finding the Shot of the Day Sometimes my favorite shots of the day have little or nothing to do with the assignment I’m shooting. While looking for spot to shoot fishing photos this week, I happened upon this adorable family out for an afternoon stroll and swim.

I always try to look beyond the obvious shot, to look behind me, to check for changing light. Sometimes what I find is refreshing or beautiful or funny or just plain cute. Many times it has nothing to do with the reason I’m there. Or, let me rephrase that. It has nothing to do with the assignment . . . maybe it is the reason I’m there.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) #WhatColetteSees wildlife phototgraphy Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:43:50 GMT
Thanks and Awe Even before the absurd amount of food on yesterday’s table, it’s been a thanks- and awe-inspiring year for me. I’m so very thankful for the family and friends who continue to amaze me with their words and deeds, with the commitment, perseverance and goodness they embody and with their constant support of me. I’m also grateful for new and renewed friendships and new adventures this year. Here are some shots from a recent trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon. What an amazing world I live in. I am so grateful.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Bryce Canyon Zion National Park landscape photography Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:06:01 GMT
Perspective Amid the winding roads and splashes of fall color I was trying to find my focus. I went into the weekend thinking about finding broad landscapes through the lens. What I found instead was some perspective. The broad landscapes were beautiful, if not yet filled with fall color. But I found more interest in the smaller vignettes. Subtle shades, bold silhouettes and rippling reflections. Tiny spots of color, quietly sitting still in the middle of a moving stream. These small scenes were the visuals I loved most.

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[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Great Smoky Mountains Smokies Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:46:17 GMT
Champions of Character

The day before the recent NAIA Track & Field Championship began, these Webber student athletes took time away from practice to give some local youngsters pointers on technique. In the process, they brought out a whole bunch of smiles and taught a few lessons in character, as well. Well done, Webber!


[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Alabama Gulf Coast NAIA Wed, 08 Jun 2016 04:08:53 GMT
If variety is the spice of life . . . I love bold flavors. I started out on a new adventure this year to add some flavor to my work. I have done just that! If variety is ithe spice of life, it's been hot up in here lately. Here are some shots from just the past two weeks. From cheesecake to cheeseburgers, young alligators to young lounge lizards (If you haven't heard Brigham Cason, you should!), to a calm walk on the beach. Variety is good. Life is good!


[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Alabama Gulf Coast beach food photography photography wildlife photography Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:15:55 GMT
Musical Forces -- And Respect  
The Secret Sisters join emcee John Paul White to perform two of Hall of Fame inductee Hank Locklin's songs. 
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame Induction Banquet last week was an incredible melding of old and new, of traditional and contemporary. There was a common thread, though. That thread was respect. It was easy to see the respect young artists like John Paul White and the Secret Sisters have for the inductees. 
Inductee Candi Staton takes in the moment as she completes her performance
after  being inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
The inductees, all so very gracious, showed a true appreciation for being honored, for each other and for the many professionals, performers and friends with whom they have shared the good times and the bad of the music business. Many of of the folks they counted as friends were on the stage too, that night, in the all-star band that made everyone sound good!
Special recognition was given to the producers of Muscle Shoals, the documentary about the region’s rich music history that’s gained international acclaim. If you haven’t seen it, see it now! It is an amazing compilation of photos, videos and stories. They show the major influence the area and its people have had on the entire music industry; and the respect that industry has for both.

Inductee "Spooner" Oldham
rehearses with the band.
Famous "Swamper" and the hardest working musician I know,
David Hood was part of the all-star band for the event.


Songwriter Dan Penn is interviewed by a local reporter
(and admitted fan) before the banquet begins.


[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Wed, 04 Jun 2014 03:40:08 GMT
I don’t use the word awesome much. Or even amazing. I think they are over used.  Honestly though, it’s probably in part because I’m not paying enough attention. There are amazing things and awesome forces all around this beautiful place I live. Looking through the lens of a camera is helping me see so much more that amazes me, often, right in front of me. It also puts me in a position to see more of those things, getting me out of my routine, piquing my interest in things around me, paying more attention. The other day it gave me a truly AWESOME experience and because of the kindness of a friend (who let me borrow a great lens) I was able to capture it in pictures. I am so grateful.
I witnessed a Bald Eagle soaring high above me, circling, and flying to its nest. I know the eagle is an amazing bird. I know the symbolism. But I am here to tell you, this bird was awesome! Even at a distance, the wingspan is obviously massive. The tail and head look pure white. Talons went from being aerodynamically tucked to outstretched and terrifying. Speaking of aerodynamics: awesome! Then as he sat in the nest, he looked so regal, surveying the landscape. I could have stayed all day watching.
I can’t quite separate the excitement of the sight itself from the excitement of being able to actually get pictures of it. I have no illusions – okay I had illusions for a few seconds – that National Geographic will be calling me, but I can’t stop looking at these pictures and saying “wow,” “amazing” or, yes you guessed it, “awesome.”  It’s not just the pictures. I’ve seen beautiful pictures of eagles in flight before by great photographers. I’ve never experienced the sight before. Now I relive it every time I look at the pictures. Thanks to my photography habit, I was in a place I’d never have been in otherwise. Thanks to a good friend and a lot of luck, I have pictures to show for it and a story to tell. Now I just need a better vocabulary. I think I have officially over used my allotment of  “awesome.” 
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Bald Eagle Birds Wed, 04 Jun 2014 03:37:16 GMT
The Blues Is More Than A Feeling  

Until recently there was a poster on the wall above my computer here declaring “the blues is a feeling.” I just returned from the land of the Delta Blues and I can say with certainty that, yes, it’s a feeling, but it’s much more than that. 

The Hopson Plantation is the site of the Shack-Up Inn in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

The Shacks all have porches and bear names like "Pinetop" and "Crossroads".

It is a way of life that has been passed down through generations in music and lyrics and stories. The stories range from those of hard labor, hard times and hard drinking to those of the comforts of a Sunday service, a home-cooked meal or a big-legged woman, but together they make up a tapestry of Delta music and Delta lifestyle. Through these stories of how the people of the Delta have survived, it’s clear how its Blues has survived. It’s as integral today as ever, maybe more. It’s everywhere. Museums, art galleries, clubs, lodging – all based on the Blues. In a way it seems odd that the music itself has become the story. But the music does such a powerful job of telling its stories – sharing its feeling – that surely the culture and heritage, the way of life of the Delta will continue to survive through it. 

Bubba Sullivan owns Bubba's Blues Corner  in Helena, Arkansas
and has a story about every piece of memorabilia on the wall.

Based on my visit, I’m sure the stories of these places and people will be preserved for many more generations to come. 

As for that poster that used to be on my wall? I replaced it with one of the  photographs it took recently. One thing the 365 Project (a picture a day for a year) I took on last year forced me to do was to get out and explore more; and to pay attention more; and to experience more. I hope to follow up on that this year with photos and stories of my experiences; of the things I see. With a little luck, maybe they can evoke just a fraction of the feeling those Blues songs do. Maybe I’ll even work my way up to writing some Blues songs of my own . . . .

Po Monkey's in Merigold, Mississippi is legendary.
Wllie Seaberry owns Po Monkey's.
It's still all about the music.
Eric Hughes was performing at
Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi
the night we were there.
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Delta Blues music Wed, 04 Jun 2014 03:35:09 GMT
Day 261: Priorities My brother would not be happy that I didn't take and post a picture yesterday. For the last time, I will say to him, "You're not the boss of me!" He was a fan of my daily pictures, so I feel a bit like I'm letting him down. But I need to take a break. He taught me so much throughout my life, but he's never taught me more than he did during the last few weeks of his life. He was an amazing inspiration. I'm so proud of how he and his children faced his illness. This is not at all what I imagined "Seeing 50" would include and it's made me want to take some time out and re-evaluate priorities.

George, I miss you already.

I'll be back.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Thu, 04 Jul 2013 20:15:00 GMT
Day 259: Holes
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:23:00 GMT
Day 258: Blue
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:44:00 GMT
Day 257: Revisited

I happened upon this little barn during my first 365-day project and haven't been back to it until today. There's just something about it .  .  .

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Sun, 30 Jun 2013 16:27:00 GMT
Day 252: The Crossing  

There were a harrowing few minutes just beyond my driveway this morning. Yes, I was prepared to help if needed, but my first impulse was to grab my camera. I think we both breathed a sigh of relief when this guy reached the "finish line."

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:08:00 GMT
Day 251: Let's Do This
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:21:00 GMT
Day 250: Super Moon

I was up with the early birds this morning. Here's my "Super Moon" from 5:14 a.m. I was hoping to get it with some reflections on the water for some perspective as it set, but with clouds all around that wasn't in the cards. It was definitely worth getting out of bed early and, as always, a challenge to try and do it justice.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:59:00 GMT
Day 249: Delightful Desserts

My brother is on a baking spree! This is his coffee cake. I also got to test his blueberry crisp. I can happily report that both of these were delicious! I can't comment on the cheesecake. He wouldn't share.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Sat, 22 Jun 2013 16:14:00 GMT
Day 248: Lines
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:38:00 GMT
Day 247: At Its Core
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:16:00 GMT
Day 246: New Growth

With the help of my friend Phillip I planted two trees a little over two years ago. They were symbols of hope then. It's nice to see new growth now.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:09:00 GMT
Day 245: Shipp's Harbour

Nice view at dinner tonight in Orange Beach.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:42:00 GMT
Day 244: My Blue Eyes

Still no bright ideas today.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:03:00 GMT
Day 243: Bright Ideas

None for me today.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Sun, 16 Jun 2013 19:00:00 GMT
Day 242: Intense Training

The girls got some intense training on how to squirt water with their hands during their swim this afternoon.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Sat, 15 Jun 2013 21:00:00 GMT
Day 241: Night at the Movies
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:20:00 GMT
Day 240: Foley at Night
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Thu, 13 Jun 2013 05:17:00 GMT
Day 239: Raisin Bran

Look who I found hanging out in my cereal. Anybody remember this guy?

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:32:00 GMT
Day 238: At the Marina
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Tue, 11 Jun 2013 18:03:00 GMT
Day 237: Ready for My Close Up

There were so many cardinals in my yard this evening I thought we must be electing another pope! I couldn't get a clear shot through my dirty windows at dusk and was too lazy to go outside and shoot it correctly. I'll try to do better tomorrow.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:40:00 GMT
Day 236: Mossy Bark
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Sun, 09 Jun 2013 21:30:00 GMT
Day 235: Generations  

Emalie, Hannah, John and Eli spent the day playing together in the water and on the piers. We were at the bay where there great grandparents bought lots next to each other decades ago. Since then their grandparents (my generation) and their parents spent many a day the same way. It's good to see that some family traditions are finding their way to new generations.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Sat, 08 Jun 2013 18:41:00 GMT
Day 234: See Don

See Don. See Don look. Look Don, look.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:46:00 GMT
Day 233: Osprey Spree

This afternoon in Gulf State Park Park I witnessed an amazing "collection" of osprey in nests and nearby trees. I saw three perched in one tree. I saw three in a nest. I saw another flying around with a fish. He landed in a distant tree, aparently not wanting to share his dinner. While this shot doesn't relay any of that action, the light on this particular bird made it my favorite shot of the day.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:34:00 GMT
Day 232: Abstract
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:51:00 GMT
Day 231: Feet Up
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:45:00 GMT
Day 230: Tiny Blooms
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Mon, 03 Jun 2013 17:39:00 GMT
Day 229: Home
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Sun, 02 Jun 2013 18:29:00 GMT
Day 228: Cabin at Night

This historic cabin on the grounds of the Preston home is beautifully illuminated at night.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Sat, 01 Jun 2013 18:24:00 GMT
Day 227: Hanging Out with a Legend
Want to be impressed? Here are some "Selected Sessions" the legendary guitar player Reggie Young has recorded:
  • Elvis Presley - "Suspicious Minds," "Kentucky Rain," "In the Ghetto," "Don't Cry Daddy," and "I've Got A Thing About You Baby"
  • J.J. Cale - "Cajun Moon" and "Cocaine"
  • Dusty Springfield- "Son of a Preacher Man"
  • The Box Tops - "The Letter", "Cry Like a Baby"
  • Dobie Gray - "Drift Away"
  • The Highwaymen - "Highwayman" and "Desperados Waiting For A Train"
  • Willie Nelson - "Always On My Mind"
  • B.J. Thomas - "Hooked On A Feeling" "Hey, Won't You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song"
  • Neil Diamond - "Sweet Caroline"

Today I was lucky enough to spend time with Reggie and his beautiful wife Jenny. I also got to see him graciously interact with up and coming star Jackson Nance. It was so much fun to see the appreciation, admiration and respect young Jackson has for this legend. I'm a fan of them both.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Fri, 31 May 2013 21:44:00 GMT
Day 200: Boats in the Bayou

I spent the day in Bayou La Batre, Alabama.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Sat, 04 May 2013 19:10:00 GMT
Day 199: Time to Veg Out
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Fri, 03 May 2013 19:49:00 GMT
Day 198: Detour

I took a little detour on my way home today.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Thu, 02 May 2013 19:37:00 GMT
Day 197: Patterns
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Wed, 01 May 2013 19:07:00 GMT
Day 196: Grace

I love those days . . .

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:00:00 GMT
Day 195: Blue Shutters
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:15:00 GMT
Day 194: Flowers for Hilda
Happy birthday to my wonderful sister Hilda!
[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Sun, 28 Apr 2013 21:00:00 GMT
Day 193: Little Green Dance

This Little Green Heron seemed to be trying to judge the wind speed before he took off.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Sat, 27 Apr 2013 08:30:00 GMT
Day 192: On Main Street

Phyllis and I cruised the car show on Main Street at The Wharf for our monthly outing. Our focus was on capturing close up images but for some reason I keep coming back to this one as of of my favorites of the day.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:30:00 GMT
Day 191: A Walk at Sunset

Looks like a peaceful walk.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:30:00 GMT
Day 190: Happy Birthday April

Here's April enjoying her coffee and her beachfront view -- and my company, of course. I'm so glad I got to celebrate this birthday with her. I love seeing that smile. Happy Birthday April!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:58:00 GMT
Day 14: Barrel of Monkeys

What could be more fun, really?

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Mon, 29 Oct 2012 19:40:00 GMT
Day 7: Gratitude

So many things to be grateful for today. April gave me this wonderful little book to jot down daily gifts; a way to focus on the positive each day. Today, spending time with her is on top of my list. It was a beautiful day! Thanks, April.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:34:00 GMT
Day 6: On the Lagoon

A little slice of heaven on the Lagoon in Gulf Shores!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Sun, 21 Oct 2012 18:22:00 GMT
Day 5: Celebrity

These festivities day after day could make one begin to feel like a celebrity! I'm feeling so very grateful for all the friends and family I've had the chance to celebrate with this year. Thanks to all y'all!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Sat, 20 Oct 2012 19:58:00 GMT
Day 4: Festive

Birthday festivities continue. What fun!

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:14:00 GMT
Day 3: Gotta Have Faith

Thank you, Cheryl Vickers, for the shoulder and the faith you shared with me today. You are a blessing. And thank God for answered prayers.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Thu, 18 Oct 2012 18:17:00 GMT
Day 2: Kayak Fishing at Sunset

It was a very peaceful evening on Wolf Bay.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:21:00 GMT
Day 1: Hello 50

Today starts a new year for me. My 50th. I'm so grateful for the family and friends who have gotten me this far and the amazing blessings I've been given. Every year at this time I find myself saying, "There is so much more to see and do out there!" I've decided to try this photo-a-day thing again because photography truly helps me engage with and appreciate more the people and the environment around me. I don't want to let this year pass me by!

I started the day at the beach this morning and while the picture I've chosen feels like a bit of a cliche, it's a scene that just never gets old for me and always makes me hopeful. I think that's an appropriate way to start.

[email protected] (Colette Boehm) Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:26:00 GMT