B&W from Waterock Knob toward Pisgah

Here's another effort to post a photo, this time directly from Picasa3 to Blogspotter. We shall see....

A few weeks ago I went up to the Blue Ridge Parkway, to Waterock Knob.  I switched my camera over to B&W.  Many of the shots were not very good, but I like this one a lot. Even through the B&W I can somehow feel the blueness of the sky, especially as it changes shade and intensity.

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Trying out the photo thingy

This is a butterfly on a white zinnia.

Haywood Community College campus.  Went over there to see their extensive collection of dahlias, but ran into this humble white zinnia too.

You can click on these pictures to see them in a larger format.  

This is a photo of our parish community gathered for worship.

Hard to see in this photo, but the wall behind the main altar and the entire left-hand wall are made of glass.  Huge windows.  You can see the beauty and grandeur of the scenery of Maggie Valley during worship.

Not my dahlias

As much as anything else, I'm uploading this text and these photos just to learn how to do it.

These dahlias were raised at Haywood Community College.  I took these photos early in the fall.  

Also took photos of my own dahlias, but have not posted them on Flickr yet.  


"Eustress" is an entirely new word for me, and one that I knew what it meant as soon as I saw it.  In fact, there have been times when I wondered if there was a word that had that meaning.  Just the other day I was talking to my new doctor about landing in the hospital 15 months into my time in Japan.  I loved Japan and enjoyed living there, but my doctor (a Japanese nun) said that it was indeed stress, the stress of trying to assimilate all of the new overt and subliminal information that I was absorbing that had caused my innards to rebel.