Ken’s Hat

I had to drop off something at my friend Ken’s house. As I walked up I saw that he was outside and working in the garden. He must have decided that he’d done enough gardening because he invited me onto his deck for a drink. As we walked up to the table he took his hat off, put it down and went to get the drinks.

It was at that point that I took this picture. I’m not sure exactly why I like it, but I do. It’s something to do with the early evening light falling on the hat and the chair behind. I also like the colors

Taken with a Fuji X-E1 and Fuji XC 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS II

Invasion of the Gnomes

When I was growing up in the United Kingdom you would see these small, gnome statues in gardens all over. Apparently quite a few people liked them, but they were seen by others as being tasteless and were often the subject of jokes. Of course it’s also possible some people had them to annoy the people who didn’t like them. This was certainly true in the case of Dad and the Pink Flamingo.

However, since I came to the US almost 50 years ago I can’t recall seeing one…until recently. Since we moved to the lake 9 years ago I’ve often walked along Lake Shore Road and until recently didn’t see any gnomes. Then I saw the first couple (see picture above). A few days afterwards I spotted the second one (see picture below).

What’s going on? Are gnomes actually aliens from space waiting for their chance to take over Roaring Brook Lake?

Taken with a Sony A6000 and 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 OSS.