Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous. So when my friends texted to say that they were going to hike up Mount Bohemia, I, naturally, set my unfinished homework aside and went with. I had been up to Bohemia this past winter to ski, and it was a beautiful view from the top in the dead of winter, so I figured it would be this time of year too when the leaves were starting to change. Granted, I didn’t have to hike up the hill in the winter, but the view this time of year was worth it.
I would WAY rather be getting my workout here on the hillside overlooking the water than in a gym surrounded by a bunch of sweaty bodies.
The way back down was almost just as difficult as going up. Rocks kept sliding out from under me, and I twisted my ankles often. But my camera survived, so it's all good!
As you can tell, I lagged behind. Most likely because I am way out of shape, but I'm going to say it's all because I stopped constantly to snap pictures. I think I have a thing for wildflowers. Even if they sometimes are technically weeds.
The evening and night were also gorgeous. A few girls came over for sauna swim, and when they left and it got dark, I experimented with my camera a bit. I had tried this the night before but got so cold that I gave up and went to bed, so while the night was perfect, I figured I'd give it another try. I set the tripod up on the dock, figuring that's where I'd get the clearest view of the North Star. I didn't think about how the waves would shake the camera, as you can see in the picture. I left the shutter open for a half hour (and for anyone interested, I had it at f3.5 and ISO 100.) And it ended up working out perfectly, because not only was it a gorgeous night to sit outside, but one of my long lost friends from Minnesota called to chat while I was waiting! So it was all around a perfect day :)
And the rest of the week is supposed to be just as beautiful, so let's hope that's the way it works out! Enjoy your week!