If you plan on going to Hocking Hills & have an iphone or probably any other smart phone, you should download the app before you arrive since there is no phone/web service through the area. But if you’re like me and are still using a dumb dinosaur phone, I advise going to the Visitor Center at the State Park Campground & spending $2 on trail map. There is camping throughout the area but some of the private campgrounds look abandoned & have real bumpy roads. Some campgrounds even have mud ruts so deep you might even get your car stuck. (speaking from experience) Continue reading
Las Vegas is a place that pretty much everyone I know has been to at least once in their lives. Last year was my turn. I finally made it to Vegas! Time to party? Not exactly. Well ok, the first night was a party on Freemont St. but the rest of my time there I had more fun off the strip, getting out into nature, rather than losing my money in the casinos & spending $10 for a sandwich. We kept it cheap & still had fun. Continue reading
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Tagged desert, hiking, nature, Nevada, photography, Red Rock Canyon, scenic drives, travel, Valley of Fire State Park
We’ve had quite a few unseasonably warm weekends here in the Midwest that lasted well into November. This was my last chance to get outside & catch some vibrant fall foliage on this 70 degree day. So, we packed up our gear & of course we brought Marley with for the walk at Lake Katherine in Palos Heights, IL.
Now that winter is here though, I probably won’t be getting outside as much. (That is unless Santa brings me my winter boots & snow pants.) So I’m probably going to take this opportunity to do some more artwork.
Here are a few photos I took
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Tagged fall colors, hiking, Lake Katherine, nature, nature photography, photography, reflections, swans, travel, water, waterfall
I’m very intrigued by things that glow that probably shouldn’t. I wonder if anyone else has ever been out hiking at night, or even camping and noticed something on the ground glowing. Anyone?? This has happened to me twice! Luckily, I have had witnesses both times so I know for a fact that I’m not crazy. Well maybe I’m a little crazy but I know I wasn’t hallucinating. It really happened. The first time I seen nature glow, I was camping at Illini State Park, in Marseilles, IL. Continue reading
I went hiking one day at Turkey Run State Park and out of the corner of my eye through all the green foliage, I noticed something bright orange about 40 feet off the path.. Of course I was curios to see what that bright orange blob could be. As I got a little closer I realized it’s mushrooms. I’ve never seen such a shroom like this before. This was some fun fungi to photograph. Awesome!