I visited an old photographic destination today in Southwestern Michigan, Dowagiac Woods is owned by the Michigan Nature Association and in the spring, is a favorite hike for wildflower enthusiasts, hosing such rarities as Blue-Eyed Mary. Finished what was left of a roll of Tri-X Pan down at the creek. Brought back many memories and one set of portraits in particular, taken with a Mamiya 7. There were quite a few tardy beech leaves still on branches, which give a skeletal look to the forest. Shot three creek exposures and one with beech leaves. For whatever reason, idiots seem to be drawn to carve their initials into the soft bark of Beech, and Dowagiac Woods is not an exception. I also exposed two sheets using 4x5 Ilford HP5+ at the creek, each with two minutes thirty second times. Will be leaving for the Northwoods and Rauhallinen Farm at 0300, timely to miss an anticipated snow and ice storm in lower Wisconsin. Maddy is on the Amtrak and her way back to Washington DC.
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
― douglas adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul