Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Morning moon
I’m already noticing that the morning light in the forest is no longer always good enough for a photograph. Even on a perfectly clear morning like this one, the sun’s light only lit the upper reaches of the canopy, while the ground was still dark.

I watched the light travel slowly down the length of a tall oak tree for a while, hoping it would reach the bottom of the tree before I had to leave, but it didn’t. Out in the open the light is still good enough for a photo, but even here the morning is dark enough to show the moon in the western sky.

So I will soon have to re-plan my daily photographs and switch from a morning photo to one taken in the evening. When that happens, even the possibility that my photo might match with my writing topic for the day dims even further. Usually when I take a photo for Roundtop Ruminations, I think that photo will also provide the topic for the day. But often when I sit down to write my post, I’ve thought of something else, so the two don’t match all very frequently anyway. Since I can’t match the two when the photo is taken barely an hour two before I sit down to write, you can imagine how infrequently the two will match once a full 12 hours has passed between taking a photo and uploading a blog post. Consider yourselves warned.


John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

So long as the writing is still as interesting and the photos still as evocative I don't care if they don't match up at all. Consider yourself complemented!

Cathy said...

I don't mind. Curious, is your kid's summer program now over? I think your was more successful than my library's summer stuff.

Carolyn H said...

Cathy: yes my summer program with the kids is now over. This was the first week I didn't do it. I'm trying to decide if I miss it or if I'm glad it's over for the year. The kids really enjoyed it. They loved catching crayfish, frogs and salamanders. And the resident wood tortoise was a big hit, too.

John: Thanks very much! I'll do my best.