The view from my perch on the mountain

Twelve hours

Yesterday afternoon getting out with the camera again felt so good that I just had to get a few more frames.

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Even though I really shouldn’t have been out driving, watching the sunset through the window just wasn’t enough. Besides, the Methodist church out on rte. 52 is nearby and on high ground so……….

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The view from the parking lot was gorgeous!

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As I wandered back home, the long way or course, I got to see a couple critters out and about.

Oh, deer!

I can’t say how many points that buck has in his rack (I’m guessing 6) but these 2 were probably 150 yards out and I could tell he was a buck with the naked eye! This was also when I realized I had left my glasses at home. This shot was at max zoom with a 55-250MM Image Stabilized lens in fading light.

Nah, couldn't be!

I soon realized the drugs hadn’t completely worn off yet because I was having hallucinations. You wouldn’t believe what I thought when I saw this horse.

Moon over Sand Mountain

Deciding to err on the side of safety I headed for home. Besides, the light was fading fast and I was afraid of what I might see looming up in the headlights. That horse was enough!

12 hours later:

On the way to town

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The pond I pass each morning as I take THE BOSS to work.

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Returning home

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In the field at the bottom of our street.

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It’s a very good thing I have a fresh supply of allergy meds on hand. That golden rod is blooming all over the place!  

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All of these frames were shot from the driver’s seat of my truck. I’m not quite ready to try my legs on rough ground just yet.

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3 responses

  1. Absolutely lovely, as usually. Seems like I’m joining in on that Hallucination, must be a group thing for us feebs…

    August 24, 2010 at 8:57 AM

  2. Tricia

    Where did you say you live ….. does that road go past the Kruger Park!!! I love the shots with the golden rod … all hazy and glowing!!

    August 24, 2010 at 10:36 AM

  3. Must be the golden rod getting to me too. Something has my peepers all messed up. That’s a strange looking hoss. I’ll check back later after my eyes clear up.
    As always, good work Chip.
    Eye on Virginia is always a pleasure even with the squigglies, dadburn golden rod.

    August 25, 2010 at 6:48 AM

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