Monday, November 26, 2012

Not-so-wild Wildlife

These photos were taken last week at the Tallahassee Museum (in our family aka Junior Museum). Topaz Simplify Watercolor was used as an enhancement?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunrise at Fiddlers Point

These may be the same group of wood storks that we saw
roosting at sunset several days later in the cypress trees of
Otter Lake.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fall Color Vacation

Trudy wanted to go to the mountains to see fall
color. So we went tent camping, staying at the
Indian Boundary State Park in southeastern
Tennessee near the small town of Tellico Plains

The Cloudland Canyon State Park in northwestern
Georgia is definitely worth a return visit. It is a vast wide canyon
with trails to waterfalls down, down in the canyon

This is the first, closest waterfall ... down, down, down a serious
stairway and trail.

Here is our trusty Coleman tent and a small campfire early one
morning at Indian Boundary State Park.

The campground is on the shoreline of a beautiful lake, nestled
in the mountains.
Bald River waterfall is very popular, because itt is located beside
a delightful roadway that parallels the Tellico River.

The Cherohala Skyway goes northeast from Tellico Plains,
Tennessee to Robbinsville, North Carolina. The fall foliage
was reeeally bright at an elevation of about 3,000 feet.

A short distance up the Bald River Falls hiking trail took us to a
smaller drop and broad view of the River..
The Telico River is a wonderland of clear moving water and
We made several stops on the way back home, including
Rock City. I looked for, but could not find, a hat that said
"Seen Rock City".
Rock City is actually quite commercial.
Note the bridge over High Falls.
Lost Creek Falls in Desoto State Park, Alabama was just a
tiny trickle. But this large park had fine fall leaves, green
moss, and rock formations.
We drove the eastern rim of the Little River Cayon National
Preserve ...
and posed for a photo under mushroom