Here Be Goblins (1)

I’ve been off the website for a week: We made an adventuresome excursion to New Plymouth, on the northern edge of the peninsula formed long ago by the eruption of the volcano known as Mt. Taranaki. We spent three days there with Squiddy and family, and on the last day embarked on an unforgettable hike up onto the slope of the mountain, from its east side. The weather (rain squalls and wind) was such that we went only part of the way toward Dawson Falls, but the section that we did hike included a generous portion of the section known as the Goblin Forest. The trees are blessed with wonderful crops of mosses and lichens, and we were well rewarded for our efforts. More to come, soon.

And, by the way, I’d like to ask for your help on another issue: With increasing frequency when I’m working with Photoshop, the dotted line that shows the size of the brush I’m using for dodging, burning, etc. disappears and I’m left with only the crosshair center of the brush. Sometimes it resets when I close and reopen the program, but I usually have to shut down and restart the whole system before it works again. Any thoughts, please?

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16 Responses to Here Be Goblins (1)

  1. Adrian Lewis says:

    Sorry, Gary, don’t know anything about Photoshop, I’ve never used it. But a beautiful picture – reminds me of the forests on Mt Kenya, the trees there are festooned too. :)

  2. shoreacres says:

    ‘Goblin Forest’ seems the perfect name for this spot. It has just the right degree of spookiness, but seems inviting, too. It reminded me of our Spanish moss, but of course that’s silvery gray, and the areas where it hangs thickly doesn’t have this sort of green glow.

  3. That’s a yummy picture of hanging lichens. I look forward to the sequel you promised. How fortunate you are to be able to move around normally while most of the rest of world isn’t.

    Your mention of Mt. Taranaki reminds me that during our 2015 New Zealand trip we once parked on Taranaki Street in Wellington.

    I’ve been having a similar problem to yours: the circular boundary of a brush sometimes vanishes while I’m brushing. If I move the brush slowly enough, the boundary usually reappears, so my guess is that the disappearance comes from the program not addressing the computer’s memory properly. I don’t think it’s that the program is actually running short of memory, because I’ve got 64 GB of that on this machine. This problem began for me with the recent yearly update of Photoshop, so hopefully Adobe will fix it in the next minor update.

  4. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful mosses and lichens! So wonderfully lush; bring on the Goblins :-)

    I’ve never used photoshop so can’t help there.

  5. Love to become acquainted with the Goblins. As for Photoshop…. it has happened to me on occasions and never found away of correcting the error, apart from shut down and restart. Never happened until I eventually switched to the cloud based Photoshop.

  6. Wonderful photo and name for a forest.

  7. Try hitting the Caps Lock key.
    That’s a beautiful forest. I’d love to wander there with all the moss and lichens draping the trees. Just wonderful, Gary. And a great name. Looks like a great location to make a three part adventure series. :-)

    • krikitarts says:

      I am very eager to return and would love to spend a lot more time on that path. There are many walking tracks that I’d like to explore at a more leisurely pace. We only had about an hour, and that was definitely not nearly enough time. And thanks a bunch for the Caps Lock tip–I’ll remember that.

  8. bluebrightly says:

    Ah, that forest looks so much like the rainforests on the Olympic Peninsula, west of here. We have plenty of moss and lichen here but not that much! What a great time you must have had, I’m glad.

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