last week my friend Len and I strolled through the UW Arboretum to clear our minds and get some air. the weather wasn't all that great but it was nice to be there again. I scouted places to shoot and went back today. the weather was worse this time. light snow all day. I knew I wanted to do some jumps and that required a flippy skirt to accentuate the springiness. so brrrrrr there. I arrived and took the short cut of climbing the hill past the gazebo to get up onto the main road through. I was lucky and dominated the hill like a mountain goat in wedge heels. the ground was so frozen that it was crunchy and easier to maneuver. quite happy I did not fall on my ass in my frilly pink skirt before any photos were snapped. I was looking for the same service road Len and I wandered down all the way to the visitors center. at a certain point it listed downward slowly and had a cool jag to the left. I thought it would be a good stop for a jump.
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me. being a dork
then I wandered back down the road to the mountain ashes, or rowan trees. I remembered a spot underneath one of them that was covered in green clover and looked like a nice place to lay down. well, I didn't lay down today, with the ground so frozen, but sit a spell and snap some photos I did.
I stayed and shot until my battery was dead and I was pretty much ready to go. mountain goat down the hill and I'm motoring home to the warmth of a modern condo and thoughts of chowder for dinner.
today was fun but tomorrow I'm shooting inside, for sure!