She has worked very hard and had excelled at everything she has put her mind to. I don’t think the world is ready for her.

First Day of Pre-school —Sony CYBERSHOT @ (15.8 mm, 0.014 sec at f/4.0, ISO100), © Khürt Williams
First Day of School, 2006 —Sony CYBERSHOT @ (9.3 mm, 0.017 sec at f/3.4, ISO100), © Khürt Williams

From a small bundle of noise to a larger bundle of noise … ok. she’s still making noise but I’ve grown to love her noise. In September the house will be a lot quieter.

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.008 sec at f/5.6, ISO320), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.008 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.006 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.008 sec at f/4.5, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Kiran with Rohan —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (28.3 mm, 0.008 sec at f/5.6, ISO2000), © Khürt L. Williams
Kiran with Falguni Masi —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.008 sec at f/5.6, ISO1000), © Khürt L. Williams
KIran with Mukesh Masa, Nilima Masi, Maya and Nandini —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (25.7 mm, 0.008 sec at f/5.6, ISO2000), © Khürt L. Williams
Kiran with Ami Masi and Tejus —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (29.2 mm, 0.008 sec at f/2.8, ISO640), © Khürt L. Williams
Kiran with all the cousins —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.008 sec at f/5.6, ISO500), © Khürt L. Williams

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trail by jansenphotojansenphoto

Welcome to week 165 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
You certainly hit the Road with a passion! Not only were your posts creative, but there were a lot of them! This week, as I’m on the road for work, I went through some of images from Ireland and found a nice next step along our journey: Trail! Wh…

Yesterday I walked the Stonebrodge Trails with Bhavana. I’ve hiked or walked many of the trails in the area around Hopewell, Princeton, Hillsborough, and Montgomery including Van Horne Park Trail, Devil’s Half Acre, Autumn Hill Reserve,Institute Woods Trails, D&R Canal Park Trail, Griggstown Native Grassland Preserve Trail, St. Michaels Farm Preserve, etc.. Most of the trails in Montgomery Township were cleared and created by the Montgomery Friends of Open Space (MFOS) and D&R Greenway Land Trust.

Stonebridge Trails, Montgomery Township, Skillman, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.025 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Stonebridge Trails, Montgomery Township, Skillman, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams

Bhavna has had problems with a heel spur in her right foot. She’s been in pain for several weeks, but she wanted to get out of the house. I wanted to capture trail images for Frank’s weekly challenge. I remembered that Stonebridge Trails were mostly flat terrain that could be easy on her foot. She was hesitant but agreed to come with me. Neither one of us has walked the trail.

The trail wraps around the Stonebridge at Montgomery senior living community. We parked in the lot next to the Montgomery 1860’s house. We did not find the trailhead, which we later discovered was near the entrance to the 1860’s property but found a way onto the trail from behind the red barn.

Stonebridge Trails, Montgomery Township, Skillman, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Stonebridge Trails, Montgomery Township, Skillman, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.005 sec at f/5.6, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

We took a wrong turn at the fork in the trail, and I think ended up going south-east toward the D&R Canal toward Rocky Hill. The trail was muddy. We turned around and returned to the fork to go the other direction.

Stonebridge Trails, Montgomery Township, Skillman, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.014 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Stonebridge Trails, Montgomery Township, Skillman, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams

Some of the trails are part of a paved loop walkway which I think was built for Stonebridge. It’s early summer, and most of the spring wildflowers have since disappeared. However, I did find small islands of colour among the ocean of green.

Bhavna’s pain threshold was breached 30 minutes into the walk, so we took the abbreviate trail and headed back to the car.

Stonebridge Trails, Montgomery Township, Skillman, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.000 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Stonebridge Trails, Montgomery Township, Skillman, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Stonebridge Trails, Montgomery Township, Skillman, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Stonebridge Trails, Montgomery Township, Skillman, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.006 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Stonebridge Trails, Montgomery Township, Skillman, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Stonebridge Trails, Montgomery Township, Skillman, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (36.5 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams

The Dandelion

The kids took me out for lunch at The Dandelion in Philadelphia. It’s a British style pub which we visited earlier this year for afternoon tea. I had an English Breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, baked beans, mushrooms and black pudding. Shaan and Kiran had French Toast and pan cakes.

I had expected that we would walk around Philadelphia for a bit afterward but it started raining so we aborted the trip and drove home.

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.050 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
English Breakfast —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.040 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
The Dandelion —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (45.5 mm, 0.033 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
The Dandelion —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.006 sec at f/5.6, ISO1600), © Khürt L. Williams