I am still playing catch up from basically a year hiatus from posting on here. Once I get caught up a bit, it’ll go back to the less frequent posting, hopefully without another year-long absence. If you’re not interested in waterfalls or WNC you can skip this long one. 🙂
Prooving again that the best-laid plans are better when they’re flexible.
We have not been waterfalling since we tried to see English Falls on my last birthday… a year ago (and a year late in posting about it). This one is still delayed but not as bad. My good cameras were not really off the shelf and we didn’t go on a waterfall outing not one single time in a year as we worked on building the new house, so we planned to go for this birthday. All work and no play well, you know the saying.
Chancing the Brown Moutain Lights is the fifth book in the Brown Mountain Lights series. The colors on this one are my 2 favorite colors, despite being told bu the hubby that you can’t have 2 favorites. The sister duo authors wanted to continue using the one photo I took of Brown Mountain from the first book, and just make changes to the colors and adding a second foreground image composite.
Since I work from home, my self-discipline to get up and get stuff done has not changed all that much, except the amount of photo and book cover jobs coming in has slowed basically to a stop. We have been working in the yard more than normal. We usually buy stuff for the yard and garden. This year we’re transplanting and moving stuff around. Figure may as well take care of what we have already, and when I work in the yard, I have two things to show for it. It’s good for me and our yard looks better. Win-Win. If we’re going to be at home, our home and yard may as well look the best it can.
This year I decided to take a walk around the yard and see if we have any volunteers I can cultivate and move to where I’d like them later. I was hoping to find some fast-growing maple trees but as of yet, without the leaves out yet, I wasn’t sure what the young trees were. I did clip a straggler off the bottom of one of our maple trees to root it. I wish it was from one of the red ones but it was a wild maple that turns yellow. Still looks nice, grows fast, provides a place for squirrels to escape the outdoor cats.
I’ve been trying to add sorting and organizing to the days. I have been doing pretty well emotionally with the ‘safe at home” though. I’m not quite getting to everything, but just taking each day as it comes. Some are productive, some, not so much.
Chasing the Brown Moutain Lights is the fourth book in the Brown Mountain Lights series. The colors on this one came together so nicely. The sister duo authors want to continue using the one photo I took of Brown Mountain from the first book, and just make changes to the colors and adding a second foreground image composite.
The day started when Karen and I stopped in Brevard to take photos of the horse sculptures. The theme for February’s camera club circles. Turns out they were actually made of horseshoes. I would love to have a family of these in my yard. Continue reading →
June and I started on the Oklawaha trail. It had ice on the puddles, ribbon ice, and birds, including a hawk. I’ve seen ribbon ice before but never had my camera with me. I think it’s cool. I also like seeing the difference rotating the polarizer making the ice opaque or clear.
“Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.” ― Lovelle Drachman
I saw a photo in Our State magazine of a river bend of the French Broad River.
I wanted to photograph it.
5 hours and probably 5 “u” shaped bends being found on GPS, we found the bend.
It’s on private property and no one called me back. Continue reading →
This is the last GYBS theme and regular meeting for the camera club this year. Here are the three I sent, all taken this year. I know I’ll enjoy the meeting tonight because the presenter is Kevin Adams!
My friend June and I had talked about seeing and photographing the old tobacco barns but didn’t really want to try to drive and find them, find somewhere to park and only be able to shoot from the road. It was placed on the back burner.