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The Rains Come is my blog with regular updates.
Ecographs is a collection of photographs, mostly nature shots digitized from 35 mm color slide film. A few were originally captured with a digital camera.
Monochrome is a collection pf photographs digitized from 35 mm black and white negatives.
Links to some of my published works available on the world wide web appear below.
I have a recent article in the Tennessee Conservationist:
Works in The Hellbender Press of Knoxville, Tennessee.
This article resulted from an interview with wildlife rehabilitator Alix Parks. https://hellbenderpress.org/news/wildlife-rehabbers-return-birds-to-the-sky-in-chattanooga
This article resulted from an interview with Dr. Brian Miller, a salamander researcher, and professor at MTSU.
I describe efforts by the Chattanooga Zoo to restore the Hellbender, North America's largest salamander. https://hellbenderpress.org/item/65-zoo-researchers-raising-hell-benders-in-chattanooga
Keep your Butts out of the Tennessee River. Hellbender Press - Keep your butts out of the Tennessee River (sustainably.org)
Works in Appalachian Voices, Boone, North Carolina.
An article about hawk migration and hawk counts resulted from interviews with four hawk watchers. https://appvoices.org/tag/hawk-count/
My article about Snorkeling in Appalachia resulted from an interview with Casper Cox. https://appvoices.org/2020/09/09/snorkel-appalachia-freshwater
Works in the Chattanooga Pulse, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Ray Zimmerman's recent review of The King's Coin by Finn Bille in the Chattanooga Pulse. http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/.../reviewing-finn-bille.../ Download a free copy of Finn Bille's Book here.https://finnbille.com/product/the-kings-coin/
My review of Loving the Dead by Helga Kidder in the Chattanooga Pulse. Her book won the 2020 Blue light Press Book Award http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/.../reviewing-helga.../
My essay, "The Dance of Leaves," won the prose division in the Chattanooga Writer's Guild's December Contest. Read the essay in the Chattanooga Pulse. http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/arts_entertainment/original-fiction/the-dance-of-leaves/
Hear me read this essay in an interview with Richard Winham. https://www.wutc.org/post/talking-writing-ray-zimmerman-part-i#stream/0
I authored an article about Chattanooga Poet and Naturalist Robert Sparks Walker for the Chattanooga pulse.
My article about Chattanooga poets appeared in the Chattanooga Pulse "Chatty on the Mic." http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/features/chatty-on-the-mic/.
"From Page to Screen Casper Cox Searches for Hidden Rivers" also appears in the Chattanooga Pulse.
Ray's fictional work, "Life After Writing," won the Chattanooga Writers Guild. prose division, October 2020 Contest and appeared on their web page. https://chattanoogawritersguild.org/contests/october-2020/
My poem, "Hellbender," won the third-place award in the Age 65 and Older division of the Poets Playground contest of Tennessee Magazine and appeared on their web page. https://www.tnmagazine.org/poets-playground-nov-2020-winners/
MY photograph of a green heron appears on the May page of the Chattanooga Audubon Society's 2021 Calendar.