It began with a birthday balloon from the artist's muse
It was my birthday last week and we decided to celebrate by taking a walk in the woods. From our front door, we walked all the way to the little bridge over Chestnut Lick, about two miles each way. It took about an hour and a half and these pictures are the result. All were shot on my Panasonic DMC-FZ18 in JPEG Fine and processed in LightZone 3.2.
The clouds were auspicious, with the shape of different animals
A neighbor has lovingly restored this old tractor.
Here's the tractor in dynamic black and white
Sometimes, even weeds can be beautiful.
Here's the weed in dynamic black and white
A lily greeted us
Two orange guys
A closer look
Big truck coming down a small road. Watch out!
Here's the truck in dynamic black and white
Just some leaves with a beautiful color.
A vertical panorama showing the trees along the banks of Chestnut Lick
A white flower on a green background
To the west, houses with the mountain in the background
A black-eyed Susan
We thought this was a giant, mutant dandelion puffball, but it's actually salsify, sometimes called goatsbeard.
Two little, pink flowers
The back of a leaf is sometimes more interesting than the front.
A purple flower
An old log
Here's the old log in dynamic black and white
Another day lily
Here's the lily in dynamic black and white
The artist's muse contemplates the next hill on the way home.