Showing posts with label waterfall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label waterfall. Show all posts

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Fall 2014, pt 2

The one thing I love about Old Stone Fort Park is that you can hear the water way before you can see it! The roar of the falls draw you like a fly to the light. Always looking for a better view, peaking through the trees.

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Continuing down the path, you look for that tiny glimpse that will show you the big picture.

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And when you find

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It never gets old.

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Even when it's raining.

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But all good things must come to an end...that doesn't mean I was finished with pictures! :)

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I really don't think this bridge would have popped as much had the sun been out! The rain and cloudy weather really did make the colors magical.

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It's amazing to know that just down the river and around the bend is an amazing waterfall! It appears so calm.

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All good things must come to an end. Until next fall...

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Fall 2014

As we start January...much the same way December turned out to be...wet/rainy, I will remember our beautiful fall. I was sorry to see it go. And for once, it seemed to last for weeks.

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We went to the mountain one day and were just either at peak or just past peak. Either way, it was beautiful.

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Stone door was just lovely.

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Laural falls

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We made 1 last stop...and it's one of my favorite, peaceful spots.

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Get out an explore your surroundings!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015!

I really, really, slacked off last year. My resolution this year is not to let time get away from me and to post AT LEAST once a week. It should be more than that, but ya gotta start somewhere! I'm pretty sure if I look at my stats from last year and the previous years, I will have posted almost half as much as previous years. That's sad. So, my goal will be once a week and if I'm lucky or ambitious, it'll be more!

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I took some beautiful fall pictures...that will be my next post!

Friday, March 14, 2014


We are ALL ready for spring. We may not have had the snow that the north has had, but we are not used to it being so cold for so long here. One day last month it was in the 60's and I grabbed up the kids and we went hiking. It was just too pretty to just hang out at home. So glad we did.

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Over the river (stream) we go...

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To the top of the hill...

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To halfway down...

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Someone's gonna fall off the my defense, I HAD handed off my camera to the kid standing in the water and it was more like a large step down that I missed and landed bottom first in the cold water...and to kids laughing. Plus I had put my phone in my front pocket, just in case. Ha! Ya gotta live life! Best day ever with the kids...not really best day ever, but it was a great day.

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And totally worth getting wet over!

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It's so much prettier when the leaves are on the trees.

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Taking waterfall pictures when I hear..."Hey mom, look." Geez, boys!

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Come on it, the water's great. Not.

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It may be a tad blurry, but it's my favorite picture. I have no idea what he was laughing at, but it's pure joy. Oh and the dork went and stood under the water. Get out and live life! It's way too short, so make the best of every day!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Our snowy drive

We took the backroads. That's where the beauty is. We could tell different parts of the county had different snow amounts. Maybe a 1/2 inch here.

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A little further along showed us a little more snow.

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And then we found this...just beautiful!

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Bedford lake had a light dusting.

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Normandy lake also had a light dusting.

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I had hopes that Rutledge falls would have some snow...not so much.

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But snow above the falls at the barn. Words to live by.

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Beauty everywhere...don't be afraid to look!

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There's HOPE! I took this of the sparkling ice and didn't even realize it was a leaf budding out until I saw it on the computer! So excited for the return of spring!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Let's hike!

We've got a new youth group starting up at church and everyone's excited about it. They planned a short hike on Sunday and we decided to tag along. We've hiked this spot before, but haven't been back in a few was fun to see it from the kids perspective...and realize most have them have never done anything like this before.

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Head count

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The "stairs" are no fun!

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A great group of kids!

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God's handy work is just amazing!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


On our way home from The Preachers Treehouse I knew we'd be driving right by the turnoff for Rock Island State Park...and with the leaves starting to turn, I wanted to go back. It was a beautiful way to end our day!


Our first stop was actually a lookout halfway between the treehouse and Rock Island. Perfect.








Thank you for indulging me "my family day" ♥


Look in almost the exact center of the picture...what do you see?


Kayakers, several of them!




Always the wise guy!



Perspective on distance/people!


What an awesome family day we had. I want a repeat...soon!