Antique metal match holder complete with wooden matches hung from a nail on the kitchen wall in the Woodrow Wilson House (1915).
2340 S Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia: 31 January 2014
part of the Woodrow Wilson House album
A fish escapes from an Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) after being caught in a pond north of the lake at Jacksonville's Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park.
Near Pioneer Drive, Jacksonville, Florida: 24 November 2012
part of the Thanksgiving 2012 album
When I first spotted this Anhinga anhinga just north of the main lake at Jacksonville's Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, it had just caught a fish. As the bird prepared to eat its catch, something happened and the fish successfully launched itself from the anhinga's bill with amazing speed and agility.
I pressed the shutter button repeatedly and captured three frames as the anhinga rapidly reacted by diving into the pond in pursuit.
From escape to pursuit, everything seen above took place inside of two seconds. The anhinga returned seventeen seconds later, apparently without the fish.
I have no idea what ultimately occurred below the water's surface, but I was left with the impression that the fish did not become a meal that afternoon.
Antique farm implement from the nineteenth or early twentieth century on display near the visitor center at Dudley Farm Historic State Park.
18730 West Newberry Road, Newberry, Florida: 16 February 2014
part of the Dudley Farm Historic State Park album
There are over six billion people on the planet.
In one hundred years all of us will be gone.
More will come.
What will be our legacy to them?
What will they say about us?
If there's even a place for them to exist at all.
— Steve Messina (2002)
Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment because they'll never come again.
What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived.
— Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga (1994)