Grassy Creek II
Early Thursday morning we went out to Grassy Creek again. On Wednesday evening when we were there, I spent most of my time in and around the log cabins because I knew that I wanted to get particular outside shots during the early morning. No, I wasn't one of the ones climbing slippery rocks and risking their lives to photograph a mini waterfall and no I wasn't one of the ones chased by a swarm of hornets either. I played it safe. At most, there were some aggravating bees and I saw some poison ivy - that caused me to give up on this shot I had been planning.
I spent my morning attempting to photograph some swallowtail butterflies. I see with some subjects, you have to be really patient and really quiet. I wasn't particularly pleased with my butterfly photos, although there were a couple that were better than the rest. I did, however, get a chance to pick up some butterflies. Someone else in my group photographed me doing that and so I don't actually have the picture to prove it. You'll have to take my word for it. That was a cool experience though.
Remembering one of the photographer's instructions about photographing subjects from different perspectives, I actually laid down in the brush and photographed a Queen Anne's Lace flower from underneath. I had to hurry though because we were warned about watching out for snakes.
After our photo shoot, we gathered around the porch and wrote some haiku poetry and shared it with each other then we ate lunch -a bag lunch. Lunch was nothing like the bag lunches at school. Remember those icky peanut butter sandwiches and the carrot sticks or apple? These bag lunches, on the other hand, were turkey wraps. The wraps tasted like they may have been cheddar jalapeño wraps. Baked Lays chips were served along with a pickle, a cookie, and of course, an apple! I don't think there was anyone out there who really finished their lunch. It was a bit much.
All in all, I had a great time!