Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Mama’s Kisses

“Mama’s Kisses”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

Watching wildlife interact with their young is a pretty amazing sight. I used my car as a hide and watched these two for quite sometime while I was at Berry College.

Berry College, Rome, Georgia

Monday, December 4, 2017

No Snow Here!

No Snow Here!
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

On Christmas day last year, after the hustle and bustle of the day was finished, I went to the beach to photograph the shorebirds. This cute “snowman” greeted me. I was thankful someone built it and left it for others to enjoy.  

It rarely snows on St. Simons Island, but I remember when I was younger waking up to snow on the ground. The only other time I can “remember” it snowing was when I was in college. We made not one, but two snowmen in the front yard. I even made a snow angel.

Snow on St. Simons Island, Georgia - February 1977
I'm the one in the Winnie the Pooh hat and mask.

Snow on St. Simons Island, Georgia - 1989

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Windblown

“Windblown”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

During the Thanksgiving holiday, I enjoyed photographing a lot of birds. I knew I would not find any turkeys being that I was on the coast but enjoyed seeing tons of birds.

This great egret came very close to me as he hunted for fish in the tall marsh. I love when the Lord answers my prayers to show me or bring to me what He wants me to photograph.

 These majestic birds have to be motionless for a long time as they sneak up on their prey—kind of reminds me of myself as I am sneaking up on them! 

Location: St. Simons Island, Georgia

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Thankful!

“Thankful!”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Thanksgiving was last week, and I have so many things to be thankful for. I have a wonderful family, a roof over my head, food to eat and abundant blessings.

When I was driving to Cades Cove early one morning, the dj asked, “What is something you are thankful for that you never thought you’d be?” Immediately I knew the answer and said it out loud, “Bears!”

Cades Cove and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have afforded me the blessing to be able to photograph these amazing creatures. I love everything about them, but I especially love the interaction of the momma bear with her cubs. Some may say they don’t have emotions and that may be true, but when you get the chance to look at her gaze at her cubs nose to nose, it’s magical!

I love this little guy waving at me. It looks like he is saying, “Hi, Judy!”

Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

No Turkeys Here!

“No Turkeys Here!”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Bobby, a Scottish Highland calf wanted me to tell you there weren’t any turkeys in his field but he would keep looking!

Location: Clyde, North Carolina

Friday, November 17, 2017

Favorite Flower


“Favorite Flower”
Immature male ruby-throated hummingbird
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I researched and designed the Hummingbird Trail at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and have been following these little guys around for many years.

One thing I have noticed, no matter where I am, the hummers love the purple salvia! I tell people if they only planted one thing, plant purple salvia. I will be planting several for next year!

Location: Athens, Georgia