Walking the trail in a new park today, we passed this old tree trunk.The land that is now a park was once used for farming, and many of the trees have grown up since the farmers moved away; however, this “senior citizen” has been around for a long time. It may have seen better days, but it definitely has character.
On a chilly, mostly cloudy fall day, I ventured to the Holden Arboretum to have fun with my camera. My current challenge is to get the exposure and focus of the image just the way I visualize them when I snap the picture. Although my finger pressing the AE-L button got more than a little cold, I still had fun. Below are two of the images I captured; others can be seen on Skip’s Photoblog.
I would be glad to know what you think. Constructive criticism is appreciated.
Milkweed is a gourmet meal for the caterpillar and is reportedly edible by humans too.
I won’t be adding it to my menu anytime soon, but I may plant some in the garden for the monarchs.
More interesting info about milkweed
This little frog earned the “People’s Choice” award in the 15th annual member’s photo contest at the Holden Arboretum…the only award I’ve ever received for my photography (so far ;)).
The bee and I both had our eyes on this flower, although our reasons weren’t the same.
Winter is coming…but I refuse to accept it.
Like this leaf clinging to the branch,
I am resolutely clinging to sunny days and blue skies.