8:30 appointment to have my tires rotated, so no time to get dirty early to work on the mower. Then it was such a glorious day, why waste it getting hot and dirty putting the new parts on the mower???
The Mountain Laurel Sanctuary in Union wasn't quite in full bloom, but then I found a really nice one along Kinney Hollow Road:
Canon EOS 50D,0.004 1/250, f/2.8, focal length 50, ISO 200
A 4:5 Crop of the above:
Then I found this cool dead tree further down Kinney Hollow (or whatever it becomes down near Boston Hollow):
Canon EOS 50D,0.00125 1/800, f/1.8, focal length 50, ISO 200
4:5 crop of above:
Then along Trail II in Pachaug was a cool Moutain Laurel with a Gypsy-moth killed oak in the background. This area the state had cut just before the moth outbreak, and they killed the "mother" trees that had been left at a rate of about 1 per acre while clear cutting the rest.
Canon EOS 50D,0.005 1/200, f/8, focal length 50, ISO 200
...and cropped (so I can make 8x10 prints):
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