Switch grass

If you have not been to the Archibald Smith Plantation in Roswell, you should make a visit.  The house is a wonderful journey into times past and a peek into the life of one of Roswell’s founding families.  Outside, you can stroll across the grounds which have been cared for by Master Gardeners of Roswell.

Down the hill from the main house is a stream where the Spring House is located.  This is where perishables were stored in the coolness provided by the water.  The surrounding area is planted with ferns and bog plants and grasses such as the switch grass shown in this image.  The area has a natural feel to it that makes you want to sit and ponder the beauty of the scene.  In December, even on a pleasant day with the temperature in the 5o’s, you pretty much have the place to yourself so, this is a great time to go.

Smith House Plantation
935 Alpharetta Highway
Roswell, Georgia

Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
78mm @ f/5.6 –  1/160 sec – ISO 200

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Switch Grass

Another macro of nature in autumn explores the change of seasons in the passing of plants from green to brown.  The light and detail on this switch grass caught my eye.  I love the patterns on the little leaves and how the sun was back lighting the plant.  It was hard to find a time that the wind was not blowing things around but it calmed down now and then.

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/16 –  1/13 sec – ISO 100