Burke County residents gathered at American Legion Post 120 on Monday to remember those who gave their lives while serving our country. Keynote speaker Jason R. Huffman, Maj, USAF (Retired) talked to the large Memorial Day crowd about the shift of young people desiring to serve in the military.
4th grader Dawson Chandler of EBA makes it into 2nd base for the Southeast Restoration Group’s team as 4th grader Eric Paterson from Blakeney Elementary tries to tag him out. Paterson plays for the AgGeorgia Farm Credit team. Both teams are part of the Mite Boys Baseball league at Burke County Recreation Department. Find out more about Rec Department summer activities on their website: www.wbcrd.com
The First Lady of the United States Mrs. Michelle Obama visited Burke County Middle School, Waynesboro, GA on April 7, 2016 to observe the skills that Middle School students have learned as a result of the STEM-based learning garden which supports their “End Hunger Games” project. Members of the press from Augusta as well as Atlanta covered the event. Security was provided by the White House’s Secret Service as well as Ga State Patrol and local agencies.
We can surely no longer pretend that our children We are growing up into a peaceful, secure, and civilized world. We’ve come to the point where it’s irresponsible to try to protect them from the irrational world they will have to live in when they grow up… Our responsibility to them is not to pretend that if we don’t look, evil will go away, but to give them weapons against it.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle, A Circle of Quiet Photo by David Stembridge @blinkdotla #BPS #BiblePlaySchool #Christian #Teach #Canon #canon_photos #canon7d2 #canon7dmarkii
The Lady Bears walked the line and made history along the way.
One of the cool things about the local small fairs is that people that you may not run into are there with their children. Its easy to strike up conversations, and sometimes can lead to opportunities to ask questions about what drives them. Going doesn’t always mean to a far away place.
One of my favorite shots from our time in Washington this past July. John Thornton has been out in front of the Washington Mall for at least the past decade. He plays out of an old Hymnal; but appears to know pretty much everything he plays by heart. You can listen to him play via NPR: http://www.npr.org/2012/06/30/155989687/a-lone-trumpeter-serenades-the-national-mall
This past year, I learned about a new mirrorless system, that honestly is beginning to give the big camera companies (Nikon and Canon) a run for their money. Sony has made video cameras for years; but when they started getting into digital photography, it wouldn’t be long before they started making cameras that were highly video friendly; well, that was the plan. The one that interested me the most was probably the more affordable one, the Sony a6000. I purchased a used one (body only) from B&H Photo to try. It was only $420.
I became aware than Canon CPS would stop servicing the Canon 1D Mark III cameras in May 2016 and have been looking at a viable replacement solution. The 1D Mark IV has been an option, then the new 7D Mark II has caught my attention as well. Then I found out about Sony. The Sony a6000 has an impressive 11fps and has amazing autofocus system; but only if you use Sony glass – which is rather pricey in relationship to Canon glass.
This past month we decided to drive our son to a survival school rather than putting him on a plane. It was an incredible adventure. I’m hopping to share some of the many areas we visited, and the stories behind them. I will add more photos to my photography facebook page. You can find it here.
One of our first stops was near the Mayberry Station Grill in Fancy Gap, Virginia. Kind of a touristy stop; but definitely worth checking out!
Alexis Prickett (3) holding umbrella while her Dad, Codi Prickett helps Peyton Peters (2) in yellow dress hold a baby chick at Barnharts Chicken Swap this past Saturday. They are from Burke County.