The Old Major

The Old Major

I am a Vietnam veteran, a retired Marine officer, and a retired academic. Through it all, the one constant in my life has been my love of photography.
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Marion, Virginia / USA - October 14, 2020: Early morning sunshine sparkling on Hungry Mother Lake and shining through fall foliage at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - May 29, 2020:  A brother and sister cooling off by battling with super soakers in a backyard in Forest, Virginia.
Puget Sound, Washington / USA - June 5, 2002: The J Pod of orcas swimming in the Puget Sound, June 5, 2002.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - July 23, 2016: A little girl inadvertently illustrating the myth of Sisyphus with her beach ball on her sliding board.
Hot Springs, Virginia / USA - November 11, 2019: An autumn view of the main street of the Allegheny Mountain town of Hot Springs, Virginia.
Moll's Gap, Kenmare - Kerry / Ireland - 
May 19, 2018: A border collie herding sheep at the Kissane Sheep Farm, Moll's Gap, Ireland, on May 19, 2018.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - November 10, 2018: One-hundred-year-old World-War-II veteran and former Marine Theodore Mariolis, the guest of honor at Lynchburg's 2018 Veterans Day Parade.
Bedford, Virginia / USA - November 10, 2019: Facets of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, commemorating the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - March 1, 2019: The Governor of Kentucky Matt Bevin speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference hosted by Liberty University.
Suquamish, Washington / USA - Aug. 3, 2009: Northwest first nations taking part in the 2009 Tribal Canoe Journey to Suquamish, Washington, on Aug. 3, 2009.
Bremerton, Washington / USA - September 3, 2011: The U.S.S. Turner Joy, a Navy destroyer involved in the Tonkin Gulf incident on August 2,1964, now a floating museum in Bremerton, Washington.
Novato, California / USA - October 10, 1994 - A raccoon raiding a trash can in Novato, California.
Chico, Washington / USA - Nov. 1, 2009: A chum salmon jumping upstream to spawn in Chico Creek, Chico, Washington, on Nov. 1, 2009.
Bedford, Virginia / USA - November 10, 2019: Facets of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, commemorating the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944.
Blarney / Ireland - May 20, 2018: People lined up to kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, Blarney, Ireland, on May 20, 2018.
Bremerton, Washington / USA - May 21, 2011: U.S. Marines from Naval Base Kitsap marching in the Armed Forces Day parade in Bremerton, Washington, on May 21, 2011.
Silverdale, Washington / USA - March 5, 2015: A northern flicker tapping on a chimney cap in Silverdale, Washington.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - July 28, 2019: Three young people kayaking on Clemmons Lake in Lynchburg's Ivy Creek Park.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina / USA - May 28, 2015: Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, May 28, 2015.
Moll's Gap, Kenmare - Kerry / Ireland - 
May 19, 2018: A border collie herding sheep at the Kissane Sheep Farm, Moll's Gap, Ireland, on May 19, 2018.
Forest, Virginia / USA - August 21, 2020: A homeowner displaying his political affiliation and religious devotion on his front lawn in Forest, Virginia.
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington / USA - September 4, 2010: Mount Rainier viewed from the Paradise Visitor Center, Mount Rainier National Park, September 4, 2010.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - March 1, 2019: Donald Trump Jr. (second from left) speaking as part of a panel discussion at  the Conservative Political Action Conference hosted by Liberty University.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - March 1, 2019: Donald Trump Jr. (second from left) speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference hosted by Liberty University.
Moll's Gap, Kenmare - Kerry / Ireland - 
May 19, 2018: A border collie herding sheep at the Kissane Sheep Farm, Moll's Gap, Ireland, on May 19, 2018.
Forest, Virginia / USA - May 19, 2017: A young girl marveling at the output of a bubble machine.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - February 4, 2019: A "Virginia is for lovers" reminder sculpture in front of the Lynchburg University chapel.
Richmond, Virginia USA - October 21, 2010: The historic Main Street Railroad Station next to Interstate 95 in Richmond, Virginia.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - July 28, 2019: Three young people kayaking on Clemmons Lake in Lynchburg's Ivy Creek Park.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - December 27, 2019: Combat veterans taking part in the weekly reminder to support our troops conducted at Lynchburg's Monument Terrace.
Brooklyn, New York USA - May 21, 2021: The ornate front doors to the Brooklyn Public Library adorned at the top with the initials of the Black Live Matter movement.
Brooklyn, New York USA - May 21, 2021: Young people admiring the famous "YO" multicultural sculpture by Deborah Kass, now on display in front of the Brooklyn Museum.
Staten Island, New York USA - May 22. 2021: The Staten Island Ferry, a popular link between the New City buroughs of Staten Island and Manhattan, photographed on May 22, 2021.
Staten Island, New York USA - May 23, 2021: The Verrazzano Narrows Bridge photographed from Staten Island on May 23, 2021.
Chincoteague Island, Virginia / USA - July 25, 2018: Salt Water Cowboys herding Chincoteague ponies into a corral on Chincoteague Island after their annual swim from Assateague Island, July 25, 2018.
Moll's Gap, Kenmare - Kerry / Ireland - 
May 19, 2018: A border collie herding sheep at the Kissane Sheep Farm, Moll's Gap, Ireland, on May 19, 2018.
Forest, Virginia USA -May 7, 2017: A precocious three-year-old boy gesturing while explaining why he wasn't responsible for a broken item.
Townsend, Delaware / USA - July 5, 2018: A horse undergoing a nebulizer treatment for allergies at Pine Tree Farm, Townsend, Delaware, July 5, 2018.
Raccoon at Bird Feeder
New Castle, Delaware USA - June 25, 2011: American flags flying over the War Memorial of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
Ballwin, Missouri USA September 13, 2001: A patriotic American flying his American flag on his mailbox two days after the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.
Peaks of Otter, Virginia / USA - July 12, 2020: A statue of Johnny Appleseed, the subject of American folklore said to have planted apple trees throughout America, in an orchard in Virginia.
Natural Bridge, Virginia / USA - September 6, 2020: The natural rock-formation bridge at Natural Bridge State Park in Virginia.
A dramatically colored pansy dusted with pollen, Forest, Virginia, April 14, 2021.
Jamestown, Virginia USA - April 6, 2021:  Green-Striped Darner Dragonflies mating on a building in Jamestown, Virginia, on April 6, 2021.
Monroe, Virginia USA - April 9, 2021: The famous Woodruff Cafe and Pie Shop featured on NBC's "Today Show," with Al Roker, on February  20, 2020.
Jamestown, Virginia USA - April 8, 2021: A view of the reconstructed fort area of the Jamestown settlement, the first permanent British settlement in America in 1607, photographed on April 8, 2021.
Surrey, Virginia USA - April 6, 2021: A mated pair of ospreys photographed next to the Scotland terminal of the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry over the James River on April 6, 2021.
Surrey, Virginia USA - April 6, 2021: A mated pair of ospreys photographed next to the Scotland terminal of the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry over the James River on April 6, 2021.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - November 15, 2019: Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University.
Forest, Virginia USA - April 4, 2021: Children taking part in one of the rites of spring, an Easter Egg hunt, in a backyard in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia USA - April 4, 2021: Children taking part in one of the rites of spring, an Easter Egg hunt, in a backyard in Forest, Virginia.
Clearwater Beach, Florida / USA - February 17, 2019: A male pelican swimming in the Clearwater Marina.
Amherst, Virginia / USA - October 22, 2020: A downy woodpecker perched on branch against a backdrop of autumn leaves in Lynchburg's Riveredge Park.
Sandhill Crane, Michigan
Roanoke, Virginia / USA - May 18, 2020:  Cicadas newly emerged from their exoskeletons in a front yard in Roanoke, Virginia.
Marion, Virginia / USA - October 13, 2020: The fall foliage evident on the banks of Hungry Mother Lake at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, Virginia.
Gretna, Virginia / USA - May 15, 2020:  A Mennonite grandmother and her granddaughter picking strawberries at a self-pick farm in Gretna, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - September 26, 2020: A bluebird enjoying a backyard birdbath in Forest, Virginia, on September 26, 2020.
Forest, Virginia USA - February 24, 2021: A mourning dove visiting my backyard birdbath on February 24, 2021.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - September 20, 2020: An overgrown abandoned house located in suburban Lynchburg and photographed on September 20, 2020.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - November 15, 2019: Former South Carolina governor and U. N. ambassador Nikki Haley speaking at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Buchanan, Virginia / USA - September 19, 2020: A field of sunflowers photographed in Buchanan, Virginia, on September 19, 2020.
Forest, Virginia USA - February 16, 2021: Firefighters extinguishing a truck fire in a driveway in Forest, Virginia, on February 16, 2021.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - March 1, 2019: Donald Trump Jr. (second from left) speaking as part of a panel discussion at  the Conservative Political Action Conference hosted by Liberty University.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - November 28, 2018: Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. introducing a town hall discussion on the opioid crisis at Liberty University on November 28, 2018.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - March 2, 2020: The beginning of the Point of Honor Trail, an offshoot of the Blackwater Creek Bikeway, in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia USA - January 26, 2021: A red-breasted woodpecker perched on my backyard peanut feeder.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - November28, 2018: Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar speaking at a town hall discussion on the opioid crisis in America hosted by Liberty University.
Bedford, Virginia / USA - November 10, 2019: Facets of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, commemorating the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944.
Salem, Virginia USA - January 6, 2021: The central mall of Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.
Salem, Virginia USA - January 6, 2021: Francis T. West Hall of Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.
Salem, Virginia USA - January 6, 2021: A monument to the Confederate builders of Roanoke County in front of Roanoke College's Francis T. West Hall in Salem, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - January 28, 2020: A Virginia resident showing his support for the reelection of President Trump by placing this sign and American flags on his lawn.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - April 23, 2019: Liberty University viewed from the top of Candler's Mountain just above the Liberty University ("LU") monogram.
Roanoke, Virginia / USA - November 1, 2019: A view of a rural house nestled among the fall foliage along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.
Cass, West Virginia / USA - August 1, 2019: The Shay engine and cars of the Cass Scenic Railroad in the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.
Forest, Virginia / USA - June 13, 2020: A protective Jack Russell terrier watching over her owner's blond-haired young son while he naps.
Gretna Green / Scotland - May 15, 2018: An elopement reenactment at Gretna Green, Scotland's historic elopement mecca, May 15, 2018.
Union, Washington / USA - September 4, 2013: A Skokomish First Nation member netting migrating salmon on Purdy Creek on a misty morning in Union, Washington.
Nimes / France - September 29, 2019: The Pont du Gard, the surviving section of the Roman aqueduct built in the 1st Century A.D.  that still spans the Gard River in Nimes, France.
Forest, Virginia / USA - May 29, 2020:  A brother and sister cooling off by battling with super soakers in a backyard in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - May 29, 2020:  A brother and sister cooling off by battling with super soakers in a backyard in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - May 29, 2020:  A brother and sister cooling off by battling with super soakers in a backyard in Forest, Virginia.
Wilmington, Delaware / USA - Dec. 29, 1982: A late-stage Alzheimer's sufferer, who could no longer speak, reconnecting with the young boy for whom she used to baby sit.
New Bern, North Carolina / USA - July 11, 1981: A young woman in colonial garb demonstrating candle making to a tourist at Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina.
Wilmington, Delaware / USA - March 2, 1971: The Washington World War I Memorial Bridge over the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware, photographed on March 2, 1971.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - April 23, 2019: Liberty University's Freedom Tower viewed from the top of Candler's Mountain just above the Liberty University ("LU") monogram.
Fairy Stone State Park / Virginia - May 17, 2019: The rustic strong-back tent accommodation known as a yurt in Fairy Stone State Park, Virginia.
Gretna, Virginia / USA - May 15, 2020:  A young long-haired woman in skinny jeans picking strawberries at a self-pick farm in Gretna, Virginia.
Gretna, Virginia / USA - May 15, 2020:  A Mennonite grandfather picking strawberries as his granddaughter climbs on his back at a self-pick farm in Gretna, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - November 16, 2020: A sign evoking a Bible verse as a call for kindness in the wake of the presidential election, viewed on a neighborhood lawn in Forest, Virginia.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - August 8, 2020: The Craddock Terry Hotel, a repurposed shoe factory in Lynchburg, Virginia, photographed on August 8, 2020.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - May 28, 2019: The Liberty University monogram on Candler's Mountain in Lynchburg.
Forest, Virginia / USA - April 26, 2020: A rose-breasted grosbeak feeding at a backyard bird feeder in Forest, Virginia.
Arles / France - September 28, 2019: A vendor creating colorful artistic vegetable arrangements for sale at the open-air Saturday market in Arles, France.
Appomattox, Virginia / USA - October 31, 2020: An abandoned, dilapidated house, with a skull in a second-story window, turned into a billboard for the reelection of President Trump.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - October 30, 2020: A harvest-themed mannequin on a bicycle welcoming hikers and bicyclists to a new extension of the Blackwater Trail in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - October 30, 2020: A harvest-themed mannequin on a bicycle welcoming hikers and bicyclists to a new extension of the Blackwater Trail in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Evansville, Indiana / USA - December 23, 2004: The sun rising over farm fields after a major snowstorm in Evansville, Indiana.
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