Monday, September 26, 2011

Pond Assignment Part 1

Biology this year has been especially frusterating for me.  I'm really just not understanding the content very well at all.  So when I found out one of my assignments was going to a pond and selecting samples, I was pretty excited.  At last, something fun!
With the golden leaves and evergreens smothering the hillside with color, it was a beautiful trip.  Mom let me drive, since I have my permit now and it was my first time to go over 50mph (Whoohoo!).  Rain was gently splashing and as we reached the pond I felt so refreshed.  Being out in the soft wind and rain with the sweet smell of autumn and the splattering of water hitting water, it was the most peaceful atmosphere I'd been in all week.  And I didn't have to worry about getting behind in school while I was there, because I was doing school!  We gathered the samples and then I got to experiment with my camera for my photography class.  What better place to take pictures than in nature? 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Birch Hill Part 1

I'm terribly sorry it has taken me so long to post.  Part of my delay has been school, another part my lack of pictures.  But I have some now!  On the weekend last, my family went up to walk at Birch Hill.  I'm taking a photography class for school and one of my assignments was a self portrait outdoors.  I seized the opportunity and took lots so I'd have plenty of choices. 
I chose a place just off the road, in the woods.  The ground was covered in moss and decaying leaves, with the green of various feathery plants.  I had to sit on the ground and got very dirty, but I didn't mind at all.  Being out in nature is such an enjoyment.  I'm trying to soak up as much of the nice weather we're having as I can, before it gets too cold to enjoy the outdoors.