Photographed during a recent bike ride along the river roads.
During a late evening bike ride, I noticed this nice scene at the lake. This was always one of my favorite fishing coves years ago, just big enough for one boat at a time.
Huntington, West Virginia
It was a short but hot hike.
Our new (or fairly new) local photo group spent the night photographing the stars. Mike Adkins gave us a nice program earlier in the month and so armed with that knowledge, we found a hilltop and gave it a try. Took a lot of experimentation but I think everyone came away with some nice photographs and newfound knowledge. Plus had a great time. It was the best middle-of-the-night picnic I think I ever had. The barred owls and pack of coyotes topped off the background music!
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though
nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything
is a miracle."
We had a few butterflies in the backyard yesterday.
We made a mini-vacation day in Lexington and worked in a short walk on the nature trails at McConnell Springs.
Backyard window birding in the rain during the weekend off and on weather.
You have to embrace the imperfections that life deals you sometimes.
After a bit of time tangling with the weight machines at the hospital gym, I made a lap at the Bellefonte Hospital Community Walking Trail and found this bleached out bamboo that set well with the blue spring sky.
Sorry for falling behind, another computer malfunction and typical procrastination. But I’ll catch up over the next week. During a recent bike ride, I scouted for wildflowers and found this nice Bloodroot. Won’t be long now.
One of my favorite trees in the wet foggy weather. I was so surprised by the latest snow, popped up the garage door and couldn’t believe it had came down so fast.
Happy New Years. May you find time to explore many creeks, trails, sidewalks, or alleys during the upcoming year.
For my first day off in a long time, I was happy to see some nice weather develop. We headed out to Grayson, Kentucky for a very nice Mexican lunch and then on to Carter Caves to hike off all those calories. You know the saying, there’s lots of undiscovered gems right in your own backyard. Even though we frequent Carter Caves during every month of the year, we have failed to fully hike the whole loop of the 3.5 mile foot path called The 3 Bridges Trail. It didn’t take long before I knew it was my favorite. During the hike, we ran across Gerry from Explore Kentucky who was checking out the rock climbing area. It was a very nice day.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
Greenup County, Kentucky
I found this leaf while biking the other day, I’m adding up a nice collection of upside down leaves. Here is a nice quote from a recent Peta Pixel article:
“To know ahead of time what you’re looking for
means you’re then only photographing your own
preconceptions, which is very limiting, and often false.”
We enjoyed an outdoor lunch recently, probably not that many left in the season.
We recently drove to Carter Caves to have their wonderful catfish sandwich. The day was rainy and dull, which happens to be the type of day that we sometimes take great joy in because the parks are often deserted, or nearly so. The feeling of natural solitude is sometimes priceless. On this day, however, there was a wedding going on later in the day at the lodge. We were in and out before the actual ceremony was anywhere close to occurring but the traffic did pick up. In between showers, I stopped and tried to find some interesting leaves to add to the photo collection. This one was interesting to me because of the lines and patterns, unfortunately I had thought a narrow depth of field would set it off but in retrospect, I needed F5.6 or perhaps F8 to make it strikingly sharp.