Insect Wood Henge

Griffiss International Sculpture Garden

When I first started going to the sculpture garden a few years ago, this sculpture was more accessible. The idea was to create a place for the insects and allow people to commune with nature. You could walk into the center of the sculpture and sit on a stump in the middle. I loved the wild flowers growing all around the sculpture. In recent years it appears nature has taken over with thistles over growing the wildflowers. You no longer can walk through the garden into the sculpture. I miss the way it was.

Insect Wood Henge
Artist: JK “Koos” Buist
Olympus Pen-F, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/40s, f/11, ISO 200

Mysterious Memories

Buttermilk Falls State Park

Mysterious Memories
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1s, 20mm, f/11, ISO 200

Falling Memories

Wordless Wednesday
Buttermilk Falls State Park

Falling Memories
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.6s, 28mm, f/11, ISO 200

Faded Memories

Chittenango Falls State Park

I started looking through the images I captured this year in preparation for my year in review post. All right, you caught me, I typically do not plan this far in advance. I haven’t taken any images in the last few days and I was hoping I could dredge up an image to post today. I know! Even bad weather has possibilities, but the cold is really killing my motivation. Yes, I have warm things to wear but still… it was easier to find an older image.

I found one from the middle of October when I was at Chittenango Falls. It is a classic view of the falls from the walkway bridge over the creek down in the gorge. I remember this day because there was a large family on the bridge taking some pictures. A few of the guys had cameras and we were all jockeying for position to get our images. I ended up talking with a couple of them as it was their first time at the park and they wanted any tips I could provide on locations for capturing the falls.

We played a form of musical chairs with the various viewing locations and eventually captured the numerous views. The family took off to finish the trail and walk up the opposite side of the gorge while I back-tracked to make my way to the section of the creek above the falls I love to play in. It was a good day…

Faded Memories
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/15s, 17mm, f/11, ISO 100

Dream of Yesterday

Squared – SQ164
Monochrome, Midday, Macro

The day started off rather cold, somewhere around 25F but as the day progressed the sun worked its magic and by mid-afternoon the temps were at 55F. Definitely time for a walk. I haven’t been out for a walk in quite some time (longer than I care to mention). The Sculpture Garden trails were calling me. As I approached the main parking area I found I was not alone in my desire to enjoy the afternoon warmth. Luckily for me I know where the second parking area is at the opposite end of the trails.

The photo opportunities were a little slim but I enjoyed the walk regardless. Surprisingly, most of the people were enjoying the disc golf course which left the trails fairly people free. I was surprised to find a few small dandelions in the grass along the paths. You know me, I couldn’t resist…

Dream of Yesterday
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/3200s, f/2.8, ISO 200

Hold Me Close

Floral, Midday, Macro

Hold Me Close
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/1250s, f/2.8, ISO 200

Release Yourself

Wordless Wednesday
Floral, Midday, Macro

Release Yourself
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/1250s, f/2.8, ISO 100