Adventure 36: Easter walk

April 13, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Wow, what a difference 6 weeks makes.   My last entry was from a trip I made to Black Moshannon State Park on February 29, right before things started getting really real in the US in regards to the coronavirus.  A whirlwind of change was upon us, and back on February 29 I would have never thought we'd end up where we are today.

While we are under stay at home orders, I have been exploring nearby trails and streams as places to get out, get some exercise while avoiding others.  Not far from home, I found Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden.  What a find!  I learned of this last year, and they are only open on weekends from April through October.  The grounds are open this year, although they are following the same guidelines of the parks in the region with no open buildings, no restrooms etc., and guests are to following proper social distancing protocols. 

With spring just popping in central Pennsylvania, I was able to find a myriad of spring flowers and flowering trees on the grounds with interesting sculptures spread throughout the space.  And I had the place to myself so it was wonderful.  The setting was perfect for capturing some beautiful pictures of spring emerging in central PA.  

Over the years of taking many, many (too many) photographs, I do know that I am drawn to color - so needless to say this flowering (quince?) bush caught my attention for quite a while.  

The interesting sculptures in the natural setting help rejuvenate my creativity - I have been working on a number of nature abstract themed photos lately, and the ideas keep rolling now.  

A lovely stone set of stairs.

Out of all the sculptures, this one really touched me

The structure of this bush could be a sculpture on its own

 

While the studio wasn't open, what a beautiful setting (and beautiful lighting!) it is!

Blues always catch my eye.

Many other trees and shrubs are still budding, so I am looking forward to seeing what is next as spring unfolds!

Photographs were taken with a Canon 6DM2 with a Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 DG Macro HSM

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