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I am truly sorry to those who have followed me through the years. For at least the past year I have been fighting a depression and have not felt like doing much writing nor doing my photography. With that said I hope to improve and get back into posting photos I have done.

Thanks for hanging in with me.

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Couldn’t help myself!


Do what

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Pretty Wildflower


I have no idea how this came into my yard but I have been watching this grow for the past month. Yesterday I noticed one flower that had opened, so as much as I tried (it was very windy), I got at least one photo worth posting. Today there are three that has opened. BTW there are two plants growing close to each other.

I had no idea what kind of flower this was since I could not find one exactly like it in my Wildflower Book. So after finding the one that was shaped a lot like it (a Wild Columbine) I went to the page with the description and it told me what it was. Yes it is a Columbine but it is a fairly rare Columbine. There are more and more of them appearing in the United States now. It is a European Columbine. Very pretty indeed.European-Columbine-2

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Black Rock Barren


_MG_2663 _MG_2672 Black-RockBarrens Fungi Fungus Hiking-man

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Yes it is!


5-O'clock-Somewhere

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Spring is soon upon us


Had two days of 60+ degree temps. Soon we will be enjoying the sunshine along with warmth.

Ready to work in the garden now.

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A Little To Early


Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The first day for a while that the weather will be nice enough to get out into a State Park. But which state park was the question. I was looking for trees that had changed into their fall colors and there are only a few in the area that I thought might have changed into all the beautiful shades of reds, yellows, oranges and yes even the light green.
Well, I arrived at about noon since I had such a late start. Rough night so it makes it hard to get up when you’re still tired. I went into the Inn when I arrived and was just browsing around to see if there was anything there that might interest me. They have the typical items for sale at the gift shop and most of it does not interest me. I did however browse through the crystals they had and did end up purchasing a couple. The Rose Quartz that is about 2½”x2”x¾”. The rose quartz is pink in color. Mine is not polished and is still a rough stone. The Ancients believe that rose quartz prevented wrinkles and helped women have a beautiful complexion. It was also believed to open the heart to receive and give love more freely. The origin of Rose Quartz is Africa.
The Blue Agate Slice which is about 4”x3½”x ¼”. There is not much to say about the Agate Slice except it is from South America. The formation is ancient in origin.

Blue Agate Slice

Blue Agate Slice


Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz

Its like I said in the title. I was a little to early for the fall colors but it was still an enjoyable day walking in the woods on the trails that were rather wet from the rain we had the past few days. Still all in all worth the effort.

Part of the suspension bridge with a little color

Part of the suspension bridge with a little color

Cliff face on trail 4

Cliff face on trail 4

Leaf on a hand rail

Leaf on a hand rail

Hey they repainted the Narrows Bridge

Hey they repainted the Narrows Bridge

A very small waterfall on trail 1

A very small waterfall on trail 1

Cliff face, looking up at trail 2

Cliff face, looking up at trail 2

That’s it. About two hours of walking and stopping to take a few photographs along the way. The colors are changing more outside the park then they are inside. Go figure I drive 45 minutes to find this out. 🙂

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