Classical Grass

I’m looking around for recent images and can’t seem to find anything but variations on grass. So why resist?

This morning, on the walk sandwiched between early morning canning and late morning travel to the dermatologist, I snagged an image with my handy-dandy new iPhone app, AutoStitch.

This image (hard to see much at this small size) is a pano of five images. It seems to do a good (but not perfect) job of blending between images, and I think I’ll get my two bucks worth out of it.

Meanwhile, I need to get ready to go out and cut the, well, you know…

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. Allen’s tiny Sony HX20 does that great stitching, too, and he has printed out huge panoramas for our living room. Fabulous. Your panorama is so beautiful. I think your iPhone is all you need for scenics.