Sunday, January 30, 2011

of Styx + Stone

Mother nature can be so very therapeutic and a welcome relief from the stresses of daily life. Taking advantage of 58-degree weather beneath a canopy of cloudless blue sky, I went hiking yesterday. My destination: Raven Rock State Park, a 4,500+ acre woodland that surrounds the Cape Fear River in the piedmont area of North Carolina. If you want to walk along with me, my photos (like the one above) are in a Flickr gallery (hope I did the setting correctly for public view).

13 comments:

  1. The Flickr slide show thing worked for me. Lovely pictures. I liked the gnarly (orginal meaning!) cypress knees and the turtles on the rock. Some of the water shots were like abstract paintings.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Excellent - thanks for letting me know. All of these are unedited photos too - mother nature rocks!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Larry - thanks for walking along:)

    ReplyDelete
  4. A lovely walk... reminds me of a walk I used to do in a cemetery in Providence, RI when I lived there. Along a river with wonderful, craggy places.

    My hike today was in 3+ feet of snow on snowshoes to an old growth forest. Not a soul out there but my friend and myself, just a few critter tracks. Hard for me to imagine bare ground and moss right now!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What an absolutely breathtaking photo set.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Those tree roots are out of this world wonderful! I love drawing twisty, twining, gnarly roots. There is something mysterious about them. North Carolina is a beautiful state. I am there quite often, we live next door to you in Tennessee.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Glad you had such a beautiful adventure and now have the glorious photos to show it off!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Valerianna - I've seen news of the New England winter, so hard to believe the massive snow falls. I find it so silencing and lovely though:)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Aria - it was that kind of day!

    Jeri - I'd been here before but had forgotten how wonderfully strange it was. NC is a study in contrasts from mountains to ocean.

    ReplyDelete
  10. DQ - Have to find a way to top this with another trek soon. Makes me truly look forward to Spring.

    ReplyDelete
  11. very cool..i need a definate dose of mother nature...i cant wait till all the snow melts..its all black and gross now...not pretty like when it first falls...its getting depressing now

    ReplyDelete
  12. CatHerder - Any trips to FL in your near future? We've settled in to winter brown for the most part.

    ReplyDelete