Sunday, February 10, 2008

A day outside...

I had such plans for things to accomplish this weekend. As usual only a little was accomplished. Saturday was supposed to be a day of making birthday cards and Valentine cards. Well, the birthday card is almost done. Spent more time tidying up and was moving a little slowly. Also, my friend Renee called and talked me into spending some time Sunday tromping through the woods enjoying the great outdoors. I decided it would be good for me to get out and get some exercise and said I would. So today Renee arrived at my house at 10 am and we had great plans to go trek to a water fall off the logging roads north of my neck of the woods. We arrive at the dirt logging roads and head in what I think is the right direction. I didn't have my really good map from the National Forestry. It's been a little while and we landed on a section that was like driving on a very rocky dry river bed. It was quite exciting. The pictures above are from a creek we stopped to enjoy before the wild ride. I wish I had gotten a picture of just how bad the road was but I was so intent on making it down it in one piece that I forgot. Since none of the roads seemed to have their markings anymore we never made it to the hiking trail but I did manage to get us back to a main road after hours of wandering around. One funny thing that happened was we happened upon a gaggle of chickens in the middle of the road. For those that don't know it, I drive a yellow Jeep Wrangler. Well, it seemed like they thought I was mommy or something. They milled around the Jeep and when the moved away from the front I creeped forward until they were all behind me. I was moving forward but slowly and when I looked in the rear view mirror they were all joyfully following me. It was almost the funniest dadgum thing I've ever seen. If the top had been down I would've gotten Renee to get a picture of it. I moved along faster and they finally gave up. I didn't get my exercise in but I did have a beautiful day in the great outdoors driving around the north Georgia foothills. Still have those darn valentine cards I'd like to make. It could still happen. Oh, and the last picture above was my first attempt at a slower shutter speed to try to get that misty water feel. Looks like I needed to set it for longer but it was still an interesting affect.

I hope everyone has a beautiful week!

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Rebecca said...

Pretty, pretty photos! Sounds like you had a marvelous time - it was a beautiful day for it!

LilCzarina said...


Where are these logging roads? I love hiking to waterfalls. Well, at least I used to before I gained the weight.

Your new nickname is Mamma Chick!

Charlie said...

What great photos. The colors are so deep and rich. The third one with the slower shutter speed is really cool.