I didn’t really want to be home on the one year anniversary of Trinity’s death, and I really wanted a God beam photo for week 9 of 52. We’ve had so much rain that I took the two chances I had last week to capture a sunset, hopefully with crepuscular rays.
I now have Scorpions Big City Nights song stuck in my head. Even though WNC doesn’t have many big cities, and the theme was “night light” not, “bright lights.”
When I saw this theme I thought of a kids night light, Gods night lights with the stars and the moon, and lights at night from man-made objects. Even though I actively shot for this theme (at night) I just didn’t have enough time to go to the meeting this month. I am however making some slow progress on our businesses and personal paperwork and taxes. Hubby, I hope jokingly, threatened to take my cameras away until I got it done and highly suggested I do what I say I am going to do and actually keep up with the paperwork all year long instead of having a years worth in the first quarter. Continue reading
I’m not saying I’m only emotional around February and March, but for a few weeks, I sure have the time to celebrate and the time to mourn all bunched close together. It takes some extra effort to try to remember only the happy times. This year my mom gave me all my dad’s old medical records. I should not have looked at those right now.
On the way to our first waterfall, as we passed near the Davidson river, I was on the lookout for the eagle that had been spotted near there. I saw something large and hubby turned around and went back. I still couldn’t tell what it was until it turned its head revealing it was a heron. Continue reading
I love my time with my hubby and best friend who are not into photography at all. I treasure the time with Paula, who was my hubby’s friend first, then my friend, and she IS into photography.
Then came my friends I met thru photography clubs. They’re a hoot. A few of us got together to check out the dog agility even though none of us had ever been to one. Three of my photog friends joined on a chilly day, at the AG center, cameras in tow for just that. I know I put this one under the cat heading, but I don’t have one for dogs. Continue reading
High Shoals Falls took about 90 minutes to get to. Kevin Adams book had us taking exit 105 and my GPS said 104. Not sure if one is better than the other. On the road to get there it didn’t really like we’d be finding a visitor center and a state park. Adams said as we crossed the bridge at Jacob Fork to look upstream to see a nice cascade. I was reminded he drives a truck that sits higher. In my car, we saw a concrete wall.
My sister-in-law had been to an event at South Mountain State Park last year, where she held a hawk on her arm, but they didn’t see the waterfall because it was labeled as strenuous. As we hiked, I thought, this must be one Kevin marked as strenuous because of the stairs. I prefer that to bushwhacking or rock hopping, I think the High Shoals Falls Loop trail was a 2 1/2 mile hike, but for 3/4 of it, it felt like we were going uphill. No really- up hill both ways until the last leg, considerably past High Shoals Falls in the loop. If I hadn’t already used my blood moon for 4of52, I would’ve used this shot. Just like the week before I had several shots taken this week to choose just one from. Continue reading
Finally! We’ve tried so many times and it’s been too cloudy. I hadn’t slept the night before. My dear husband did, which meant he snored all night long, so I wasn’t thrilled with losing more sleep and freezing to see it. But, I just had to look. I am so glad that I did. I’ve shot clearer photos of the moon before, but I’m still thrilled with what I saw, even if I didn’t get the perfect capture it was an incredible sight.