Monday, March 23, 2009

The Best Time of Year

  It's the vernal Equinox, the Photographer's Equinox, and Springtime.  Not a flea on the cat since late December as far as I can tell with a flea comb.  Tap water temp is perfect for black and white process and printing.  Pollen is putting a golden sheen on everything.
  The deer must be enjoying the spring.  New growth, full of protein is everywhere, all fresh and tender.  Insects really haven't gotten going yet.  No fawns for another month.  The weather is mild and pleasant.  No hunters in the woods.  No territorial or mating conflicts.  The does will start splitting up and finding a thicket to fawn in soon.  Terrific time of the year.

  I managed a Silver Medal in the EIC match on Sunday.  Other than that I was just a guy with a rifle.  Never found anything to read the wind at 600 yards at Bayou Rifles.  We had a fair amount of wind with pickups and let-offs, plus changes in values as well as clouds putting the target bank in shadow and sunlight.  Lots of juggling.  Shot a couple nice groups with a rifle I was still zeroing.  4X clean at 300 in the EIC.   If you don't shoot any eights, you can win the match.  I shot a few eights standing at 200 yards and at 600.  The usual great crowd of folks shooting along with me.


Old NFO said...

Glad you had fun! And yep, Spring is in the air... %^& pollen!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

I really, really, really and really hate the d@^` pollen!

phlegmfatale said...

Wow - that sounds ossum, possum!

Len said...

Congratulations,nice shooting.