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.
Some of my family surprised us that they were in town. All of us went on a waterfall hike then my mom took us out for an early birthday lunch at PF Changs and dessert at Cold Slab.
We keep hitting delays on materials for the house. Delays in quotes, delays in shipping delays with delivery, and weather delays. So, I just keep sweeping the water off the slabs. Our concrete guy that took 2 of our shovels and didn’t offer to bring them back, should’ve told us he needed grade pegs! If I took someone’s tools by mistake I would’ve brought them right back with an apology.
Karen, June and I started EARLY. We considered some waterfalls in SC but since hubby will waterfall with me, and one of them had been to the park before, I wanted to go to Lake Conestee Nature State Park. I’m sharing pics on here, but know that I can’t sell any of these for a book cover. They have a lengthy confusing photography terms page on their site that is like nothing I’ve ever seen for a state park. It’s like they wrote it for professionals selling prints, who had to pay for session fees then threw in some info for amateur photographers and then went back and edited it so much it was just confusing. Kinda left a negative feeling about the park IMO. Continue reading →
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!