Arrival of the Mayflower

It is interesting to look at old hood ornaments and discover how they came to be the symbol for a car company.  Plymouth was introduced in 1923 as Chrysler’s first low-cost model.  The logo featured the ship Mayflower which landed at Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts. However, the inspiration for the Plymouth brand name came from Plymouth binder twine, produced by the Plymouth Cordage Company, and was chosen due to the popularity of the twine among farmers.

The Mayflower appeared on Plymouth hoods from its introduction up until the 1940’s when the design morphed into a rocket-ship.  This one is from approximately 1939.

The Simpson Farm
3930 Roy Parks Road
Gainesville, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/2.8 –  1/1250 sec – ISO 100

Old Mill from a different angle

I love to see the Old Mill with reflections off of the mill-pond but this is another nice view.  The pond flows off down the hill, under the road that runs past the mill.  This is a what it looks like from that vantage point.  The stone wall adds a nice foreground even if you don’t get the reflections from here.

Berry College
2277 Martha Berry Highway NW
Mount Berry, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II
24mm @ f/18 – 1/40 sec – ISO 400

Ready to fly away

Autumn is a time when plants are both fading away and preparing for the season to come.  While leaves are shriveling and falling to the ground, the seeds that will produce new life in the spring are also falling.  Death and life are all part of the cycle and are so abundantly obvious at this time of year.

I had seen fluffy white objects blowing in the air before I spotted the plants offering up these seeds.  Another gust of wind and they might all be sent on a journey to find a new home.  Nature is marvelous!

Bulloch Hall
180 Bulloch Avenue
Roswell, Gerogia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/11 –  1/80 sec – ISO 100