These were planted in late July instead of late June which had been the normal practice here. Other than extending the blooming season, it probably made little difference. There’s no maintenance involved. You plant the seeds and Mother Nature does the rest. These Van Goghs lasted right on into September. A nice lead-in to fall! Thanks for looking and have a good week. See you next time.
Another shot from the Land’s End set taken on the Southern Outer Banks at Emerald Isle. It’s a pretty good hike from the road. As I’ve said before, the beaches are incredibly wide here. It was a hot, clear day which of course is lousy for photography. This shot was taken with an ISO of about 50 or lower. I’m Planning a return trip after Labor Day when the crowds thin out.
Nikon D800E with a 24mm lens.
Thanks for the drop in. See you next time.
The sun peeks over the ocean at Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Its been something of a false spring here in Eastern North Carolina of late. Very chilly temperatures in the mornings and not a great deal of warmup as the day progresses. I made the mistake of overdoing it on one of the rare warm days, yanking a muscle in my upper left arm while clearing brush so its been heating pad city for me for the past several days. When you’re 70 it takes a little longer to reset. Better days ahead I hope. Thanks for the look and have a good week everybody.
Another shot from the recent ice storm here. This Dark Eyed Junko was waiting to dart down to the ground below this River Birch Tree where I had spread a healthy amount of black oiled sunflower seeds. I was maybe 10 feet away in a makeshift bird blind with a Nikon D7100 fitted with a 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G lens. I use the D7100 for most bird photography I do because of the crop factor involved in using a full frame lens on the small sensor camera. I’ve tried the Nikon 18-300mm but find the 70-300 far sharper.
The ice lingered for about a day until warmer temperatures brought more rain. What the Northeast has gotten in snow, we have gotten in rain. Eastern North Carolina to the coast is a virtual swamp because of the nonstop rain so other than during the ice event, I haven’t been out much working instead on a backlog of images. I’m hoping for a dry spring but it seems unlikely. Thanks for the look and have a good week.