Peak Magnolia Branches

Peak Magnolia

Our white flowering magnolia was in peak form on a sunny morning. Camera was a Nikon D90; lens was the Nikon 18-55mm AF-S VR DX. I used a Nikon Circular Polarizer. (The Nikon polarizer is expensive as filters go, but I use one 77mm filter with step-up rings so that I have one filter for […]

Faded Magnolia

Our flowering white magnolia is blooming. Every year this process is touch and go. This magnolia flowers very early. Often as not, it gets frosted. It seems to want to bloom about one warm spell sooner than it ought. And, like many flowering trees, it seems to be at its peak alternate years. In thirteen […]

McConnells Mill High Water

McConnells Mill High Water

Surf’s up at McConnells Mill State Park after heavy spring rains this week. The water gauge on the side of the mill read almost six feet, one foot from the top at seven feet. Last month when I photographed the mill with snow and ice still visible, the water was below the gauge entirely. This […]

View from behind pump looking out into the woods

Rusty Pump House

Today’s One Picture a Day is actually a series. I was inspired by this recent post of a visit to an abandoned mill at the Quirk’n It blog. I love old machinery. It’s a window into a bygone era of heavy iron that was reality for generations of our ancestors, but has faded away. Much […]