The Notorius Trail Three


Made a trip to Turkey Run State Park a couple of days ago. I am one of those who needs my time in nature to relax and see things in a better view.

Trail 3 has always been one of the roughest trails in Turkey Run. In fact they even have a t-shirt for purchase at the gift shop at the Inn that says “I survived trail 3.”

It seems each year it gets a little better with all the trees and debris that comes down with the heavy rains of the spring and early summer. Although I had not been on the trail for several years I chose to go when I knew not many people would be at the park. For this I was rewarded with the solitude of the trail except for an occasional couple hiking the trail. It was a very relaxing time for me. So much so that I even took some time to just sit on a rock or log in some of the canyons to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Enjoy!

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Busy


Yeah I have been a little busy lately. The weather doesn’t want to cooperate here in Indiana so it limits my visits to state parks.

Baby croppedHowever I did purchase a car over the weekend. It is a 1996 Ford Mustang. It is in really good shape with only a little over 58,000 miles. It had belonged to a smoker so today I scrubber it as well as I can with my carpet cleaner. It is an old Bissell and I think it is about ready to go to its resting place. It left the material pretty wet. So a little while ago I put some towels on the seats and floor board to hopefully soak up some of the dampness tonight even though it is damp outside. Whenever it warms up I want to clean the paint up to make it shine even more and also fix some places the clear coat is coming off. Never done it before so this will be a new experience for me. Either way I can have fun working with my new ride.

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Found Item


A couple weeks ago I was at a friends for a few days. One day we went looking for rocks and I found this among a pile of rocks someone had piled up as a marker. Well it’s mine now. I’m not sure if it is an Indian childs moccasin print or maybe a pioneer childs footprint.

I have tried contacting the Purdue Archaeology Department to see if this can be dated but so far I have not heard back from anyone on it. I guess that is what happens when you become a big business. Never return calls or emails unless it benefits you. Nuff said!

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Beautiful Fall Day


It was so nice out yesterday Nov 16, 2016. I grabbed my camera and went to Milligan Park in Crawfordsville Indiana. I was equipped with one camera, one mono-pod, one 400mm lens and also my 1.4 multiplier. I found a spot that had plenty of walnuts on the ground and plenty of squirrels roaming all over the place. I sat down and leaned against a tree and waited. I didn’t have to wait long before I started seeing the little rascals running around gathering the walnuts and taking them up the trees to munch on and also they were burying some. I shot 128 photos and most of them were sharp and exposure was pretty good. I stayed there for about 3 hours and the time sure did go fast.

Here are a few shots from that outing. It was nice just watching them scurry around.

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Shooting with rapid succession sure did get their attention.

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He was removing the walnut hull then spitting it out. I had never seen that before.

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Was he posing or hopeful that I wasn’t watching?

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Past Couple Years


Yes the past couple years Prophetstown State Park near Lafayette Indiana has been having Halloween figures on display along one paved trail. This year is has more than doubled with figures. They are made and displayed by businesses in the area and some are pretty good. I only took one photo of any of them as I have a cousin named Mary so I had to send it to her in an email. She loves it even though I call her Mary and not her real name of Maryann.

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The Colors Are Changing


I have been to Turkey Run State Park so many times and visited the Narrows Bridge just about as much. The bridge is on the east side of the park and there is another one on the west side of the park. You would think as many times as I have photographed Narrows Bridge that I would have had all the angles covered. Wrong! I went there yesterday (19th of October) and walked up to it and lo and behold I happened to see the bridge a way I have never seen before. I admired it for probably 20 minutes and did take several pictures of it. Here is the one that I really like real well. I hope you enjoy seeing it too.

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A sunburn later


These were just zoom zoom zooming all over the place yesterday and there were hundreds of them.

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