I had the opportunity to visit my friend Austin Dodson last week. I am an avid reader of his appropriately named blog Visiting Austin. He's moved out of the big city of Philadelphia to be a care taker at the Wallingford Community Art Center 20 minutes in the suburbs. He's been living and working on the grounds of an old mansion turned art center/potter's guild. I grew up taking classes here and helping my Mom out when she used to teach there. It always brings back my most favorite memories of getting lost in the woods and appreciating the beauty of that area.
My favorite time is during the fall. The smell of the dying leaves, the way they collect on top of each other in the creak. Even the trees reflect sound differently. I saw two (maybe the same one twice) red tail hawks migrating, one small fox and the usual squirels, cardinals and robins that are pretty abundant around here. So there I was camera in hand and Austin with his new dog Maddie chasing the moment and taking time to explore.
MAKE SURE YOU EXPAND THE SCREEN WITH THE OUTWARD POINTING ARROW BOX, ON THE RIGHT HAND CORNER OF THE SLIDE SHOW BELOW, AFTER YOU HIT PLAY.