Thought that I’d go up to the Distilling Basin just to see how good the colors were getting at this time. I was somewhat surprised to see that there was not much color. Just a little bit here and there. I think that I’m a bit too early. Usually, this area is ablaze with color. Reds, Green, Yellows, and Brown are here when the time is right. Guess Mother Nature is telling me to just wait a bit.
There is nothing here on the ground but mounds of Coal dirt from the river when it was dredged many years ago. The bottom of your shoes get’s black from the dirt.
Years ago, this “Pond” was never here. It has formed over a number of years from all the rain and snow we have had in the past. It’s not deep. Maybe about 6 or 7 inches of water at places. One thing I noticed is that the water is so nice and clear. Nothing to make it dirty looking. Since this is a Historic area, the Hamburg Society keeps watch over it. Thank goodness for that.
We used to call these, “Cat-o-nine” Tails. Don’t know why, and never did. They were fun to play with or use as a torch. To get this Image, I had to climb down a steep embankment that was on the very edge of the marsh where they were growing. My foot sliped, and then fell into some darn “stickers” I was covered with them on my left side. They were a nucience to get off! Even got a wet foot!
These Images where taken with my Pentax K10d using my fairly new Rokinon 2.8/14mm Lens and a Monapod. I’m not so sure if I like this Lens, quite yet. It’s all manual to operate. There is no Auto Focus or Zoom to it. I guess I have to use it more and get used to it.