Our warm spell has ended for a while. If you listen to the weather forecasters we have to bundle up. This is going to surely elicit a smile, if not a big chuckle from our friends overseas who really have to bundle up with temperatures in the minus digits. We, on the other hand, are wrapping up the week at a balmy (drum roll please) 44 degrees Fahrenheit (7 Celsius). Hardly what you would call “bundling up weather”. For Floridians, however, it’s a big change from the temperatures in the 80’s (mid to high 20’s) that we’ve been experiencing. Grey skies and windy conditions complete the weather picture for today. It could be worse though as we could have several feet of snow on the ground. But this is Florida, so that’s not about to happen. We have four distinct seasons; hot, less hot, a little less hot, and hot and steamy, with the odd grey and gloomy days reminiscent of snow days elsewhere interspersed. So today is one of those.
Today’s post is of a beautiful oak tree trunk. It’s been named the “Y tree”.
What stories this old tree could tell. It’s obviously been around longer than I’ve been alive. Standing tall and strong, it looked like a big Y. It was difficult to capture more than its beautiful trunk.
Taken with the Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 80 mm Mamiya Sekor 1:2.8 lens, film was Ilford HP5 @ 200 developed in Xtol 1:1.
Scanned from the silver gelatin print, expertly split toned by hubby Marks in our darkroom in both Sepia and Selenium.
Happy Friday everyone. Enjoy. 🙂