“This is the season when people of all faiths and cultures are pushing back against the planetary darkness. We string bulbs, light bonfires, and light candles. And we sing.” -Anita Diamant While teaching in the elementary school classroom, this time of year was a joyous time learning how different cultures celebrate holidays. We spent...
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Gibbs Gardens in My DreamsPosted on December 11, 2021 By Mary Presson Roberts
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
Each fall, one of my favorite places to photograph is Gibbs Gardens, located in Ball Ground, Georgia. I began visiting the garden to photograph the brilliant colors of fall in
Meet Me at the RocketPosted on November 27, 2021 By Mary Presson Roberts
“Cotton candy is a bouquet of color to the eyes, a sweet aroma to the nose, and a delightful pleasure to the palate”.”
― Reed Abbitt Moore
One of the things I missed most last fall was
Fall in the NeighborhoodPosted on November 14, 2021 By Mary Presson Roberts
“When young photographers ask me what they should do, I always tell them to stay close to home.”
I have had the opportunity to take a couple of day trips to enjoy fall colors, but I have spent most of my time
Great ExpectationsPosted on October 30, 2021 By Mary Presson Roberts
“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.”
― Margaret Mitchell
I was thrilled to have the chance to take a second day trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway Sunday. Randy and I wanted to see if the fall colors
Road TripPosted on October 9, 2021 By Mary Presson Roberts
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
Randy and I took a spur of the moment road trip Sunday. The purpose of the trip was to enjoy and photograph early fall colors on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the mountains of North Carolina....
My Favorite PlacePosted on August 14, 2021 By Mary Presson Roberts
“You can be moved profoundly by other vistas, by other oceans, by soaring mountain ranges, but you can never be seduced. You can even forsake the lowcountry, renounce it for other climates, but you can never completely escape the sensuous, semitropical pull of Charleston and her marshes.”
― Pat Conroy
Charleston, South Carolina is...
Fourth of July in My TownPosted on July 11, 2021 By Mary Presson Roberts
“Travel is the only context in which some people ever look around. If we spent half the energy looking at our own neighborhoods, we’d probably learn twice as much.”
― Lucy R. Lippard
I live in the same town I have lived in for most of my life since I was ten years old. ...