Friday, March 29, 2013

Moon River

I arose very early this morning.   It's springtime here and Georgia is in full bloom, so I'm either suffering from allergies or I picked up a cold somewhere.  It's one of those things when you can't sleep because of a huge sinus headache.  Yuck.

But one nice thing about getting up early is the sunrise.  As I'm writing this at 7:15 AM, the sun isn't quite up yet, but the moon is setting and it's a very nice one, just past full.  Instead of the dozens of pelican pics I was going to bombard you with today, here is a nice moon photo.

This was shot hand held.  For you aspiring camera buffs, these are the settings I used.
Image Size: 1024 x 819

Date Shot: 3/29/2013 07:05:06.40
Image Quality: RAW (12-bit)
Device: Nikon D3100
Lens: VR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G
Focal Length: 300mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/1000s
Exposure Mode: Manual
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 400

Just south of Savannah's Isle of Hope Marina is Moon River, so named to honor the song by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini.  If you ever head south on the ICW, you'll pass right by it.  Mercer's home was on the Back River, and southerners love to honor folks by naming things for them, and so the name was changed.

The song Moon River was used in Breakfast at Tiffany's and won a grammy for Song of the Year.

Savannah is very proud of it's hometown boy Johnny Mercer, and besides renaming a river after his song, named a street Johnny Mercer Boulevard, and there's even a Johnny Mercer bike path.

Maybe tomorrow I'll bombard you with pelican pics.  I'm sitting here with my morning coffee watching them dive for their breakfast, right outside Drift Away's big windows.  This is better than the Nature Channel on TV, and certainly better than the morning news.


  1. Will you be able to pick up the Nature Channel on Bleeker Mountain Dave???

    1. I think the Nature Channel is the only channel we can get up on Bleecker Mountain, Mark.

  2. Good grief Dave! Yesterday you took pictures of Caca and toilets. Now your mooning us?? Whats going to happen when you move to Bleeker Mountain and your mind really starts slipping? OH MY!! Just Sayin....

    1. When my mind STARTS slipping? I think if you ask any of my long time followers, it's already way beyond that!

      Did you make that photo from yesterday your wallpaper on your office computer? Or better yet, sneak into the cubicle of someone you don't like and make it theirs.

      But just think of all the opportunities I'll have for posting really disgusting photos when we have farm animals!