Thursday Travels: Playing at Laverty FallsPosted: September 6, 2012
Last week, I left off at the top of Laverty Falls after a lovely hike through the woods.
If you stand at the top and look to the left, you’ll see the water cascading down a series of small drops. This was one of those times when I wished for a better camera, one that is capable of doing that cotton candy effect. I can almost do it with my camera (the photo above is an example), but I think I need a filter of some kind to keep it from being overexposed. I tried to do it in Photoshop:
But… eh. It did soften the water somewhat which helped.
So I played some more, even messing around a bit with the colors.
I continued to play. All but a few of the photos (the first two and any I’ve subsequently labeled) in this post have been heavily manipulated in some way.
Eventually we left the top of the falls to make our way to the bottom. We had to go through the woods again for a short bit.
Up, then down, and back to the water…
It was a beautiful spot, and we had it all to ourselves.
We found a comfortable rock, had a little picnic, and just hung out there for a while, enjoying the sound of the water and the gorgeous view.
Here in the Bogs it continues to be warm and humid. I’m not enjoying it very much. The compressor in our air conditioner died on Saturday night. Apparently the planned obsolescence date got mixed up because it was still under warranty. If we hadn’t had such an early, hot, and humid summer, it probably would have died next year the day after the warranty expired.
Even so, we’re going to end up with a whole new unit. Things have changed in the world of air conditioning over the past nine years. There are greener, more efficient units. Hopefully we’ll have the new one installed soon. In the meantime, the house keeps heating up and I’m spending most of my time in the basement where it’s cool compared to the upstairs.
My body doesn’t seem to want to acclimate to heat. I’ve never liked hot weather and often thought I should be living somewhere cold. It’s nice to sit here and look at photos from a much cooler day. I try to take a Zen approach to it all, but that’s difficult when I’m tossing and turning at two o’clock in the morning. I don’t think I’ve slept well since Saturday although I’ve certainly given it a good try.
That’s it for this week’s edition of Thursday Travels. Someday we’ll move away from Laverty Falls and go on another hike. I have some more woodland shots from this hike. I think we’ll be visiting a lake after that.
Thank you for stopping by, and joining me at Laverty Falls. I hope it was as refreshing for you as it was for me.
If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?
~ Steven Wright