The first of Ann’s sunflowers to bloom this year.
It was cool but sunny yesterday, and Ann and I took some magazines out on the deck to read. Henri had other ideas though.
It seems like it has rained most of the month. A landslide across US 23 between Prestonsburg and Pikeville has sent me on one and a half hour detours to get to and from work this week. One of the detours, on John’s Creek, revealed a good number of lovely farms, and this interesting church:
One of the interesting features of my Fujifilm X-T1 camera is the ability to replicate, more or less, numerous Fujifilm films. That’s right, the company’s cameras have built-in settings to emulate, more or less, the company’s films. Probably no film was more used by landscape and National Geographic photographers in the 1990s than Velvia, with its rich, sharp, punchy slides overflowing with color and contrast. I shot these pictures of some flowers in Ann’s garden using the Velvia setting on the camera, as one of several rain showers on Saturday was receding.
And I took these pictures a little later just below the dam at Paintsville Lake.
I went to the German Bridge area of Dewey Lake this morning – the fairly remote headwaters of the Lake. The temperature was cool, in the mid-forties, but the fog was already lifting off the water when I arrived. Also, despite some recent rain, the water level was still low with lots of sandy banks and deltas in the creeks. Still, I saw some interesting sights.
Henri was supposed to arrive by plane in Lexington (Kentucky) around 1:30 pm on Friday. He didn’t show. It took Delta more than an hour to find him and phone us after we reported him missing. Seems Henri missed his connecting flight in Atlanta! Actually, we were told later, there wasn’t room for him on the flight because of luggage. We didn’t get him until 8 pm. “Bobby” with Delta in Atlanta, told us that the had taken him out of his crate and cleaned and fed him and given him water. Apparently that was right as he has showed no ill effects. Which is better than Ann, who seems to have caught a flu to go with the stress. Anyhow, he loves to chew on metal and so I distracted him with my watch long enough to take these pictures before he jumped over and licked the lens!