James River July Morning

panoramic photograph of the James River

During a morning walk along the James River it amazed me how much the river has changed since the spring.  The water is lower and there’s a lot of aquatic vegetation that wasn’t there just a few months ago.

Stopping At The Lakeside

photograph of a person's shadow in a lake

We took a quick break from hiking to get a better view of the lake and noticed this little patch of sunlight right in front of us.  The mid-day sun didn’t offer any photo-worthy views of the entire lake but this contrast in lighting interested me.

Cypress Dawn

Photograph of Cypress Trees at Dawn, Spring Bayou, Louisiana

Cypress trees creep out into the water.  The early morning sun begins to warm their trunks and nourish their leaves as a new day begins.