Monday, November 20, 2006

Saturday's Hike

This past Saturday I went hiking on some Pennsylvania State Game Lands near Ring Rocks County Park of Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was a cloudy day like almost every day now. The season of the gray and the brown is upon us.


A Lone Evergreen on a Gray Day

There's something special about this lone evergreen
pointing tall and straight towards the heavens.



Fungae



Seed Pods



The Table Rock



More Seed Pods?



Bark Designs
Do you see a face?



Falls on Rapp Creek

24 comments:

Sarad said...

That natural face is more realastic than those carved ones in hollywood....and who knows what pre-historic mamals dined on that table rock :)

Bobby said...

I love the table rock and the picture of the falls. Makes me wish I was there.

photo-effe said...

beautifuls photography, also the previous ones are wonderful. Unfortunately in these days I have had to work and I do not have post of the comments

Anonymous said...

I love that first seed pod photo - v. nice!

:) Mikaela

Anonymous said...

beautiful photo shots!...wish one day i'll learn how to take pics...like you do ;;)

San Nakji said...

Is table rock natural? Perhaps it is put there by aliens? That would be cool!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, sarad. And who does know what might have dined on that rock throughout history?

Thanks, bobby. If my photos make you wish you were there, then I know my photos are communicating well.

Hi, photo-effe. Our schedules do get filled up so easily, don't they? I can relate.

Thanks, mikaela. I thought that seed pod was pretty neat, too. :)

Hi, i*ichei*i©. Thanks. And I bet one day you will get there. :)

Hi, san nakji. Good question. But I will assume that it was put there by natural forces unless shown otherwise. ;)

photowannabe said...

Great series of your hike. Each one is special in its own way but I especially like the seed pods.

M(urf)! said...

There's something special about this lone evergreen
pointing tall and straight towards the heavens


How would you explain the bareness at the bottom? :-)

I see half a skeleton face.

M(urf)! said...

Oh..and the fungae on the tree reminds me of steps on a spiral staircase.

Fred said...

Love the falls. We used to have one near us in college, and it made for a great place to do work on a sunny day.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Tim. Have a great holiday!

Pequete said...

Beautiful pictures (not just today's!) - I especially liked "Table Rock" and the fungi ones. I wish my younger daughter was old enough to allow us such walks - we have to limit ourselves to short ones and we always get home with a sour back from carrying her, anyway...

mreddie said...

Something poignant about the lone evergreen still green when all the other trees have given it up for the season. Always like the falls. ec

Anonymous said...

I just love coming to visit your blog, to see where you went today.. You even make fungaes look good...LOL I love pictures of trees, even when there are no leaves...they have such form.....

Anonymous said...

I definitly think those are seed pode. I think I know which plant they're from, as well, but I cant' remember what it's called...

Ginnie said...

I really like that first seed pod pic as well...and yes, I saw the face! :)

Anonymous said...

loved the seed pod......its so fragile...wish i cud have touched it :)

Merili said...

Such a shame I cannot go hiking in my country anymore, the snow is up to the knees in most areas and i have to wait for spring and even then, only the unmarked territoty (mines) is safe

Shionge said...

Oh Wow! Absolutely Beautiful and thank you for sharing :D

Tim Rice said...

Hi, photowannabe. Glad you enjoyed my hike. Those seed pods are special, aren't they?

Hi, murf. That bareness is all part of its beauty. And, yes, one could imagine the face as half a skeleton's face.

Thanks, fred. Falls are wonderful places and it would be a neat place to do college work. A happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone.

Hi, pequete. Yes, children can limit the enjoyment of walks especially at a young age. But the blessing of children outweighs the sacrifice. And they don't stay little forever.

Thanks, mreddie. That's part of what pulled me to the evergreen - a bit of green in the midst of barronness.

Thanks, judypatooote. It is always good to note the beauty that exists even in barronness.

Thanks, choochoo. And isn't it frustrating when one can't remember something that one knows one knows?

Thanks, ginnie. And I think that was the first that I ever saw that kind of seed pod.

Hi, moi. Practice touching it in your mind's eye. I know it just isn't the same as the real thing. ;)

Hi, merili. It is a shame that you and others have to be limited by the presence of mines in your lands. But as far as hiking, have you ever tried using snow shoes or go cross country skiing?

Thanks, shionge. It is a joy to share my hikes and photos with you and all my visitors.

Sarad said...

ask the time machine :-)

Mile Stones said...

A great series of your local nature, which to mirror what you wrote to me, is so different from mine and it is an education to see.
I like those fungi on the tree trunk. Don't they look like steps to help anyone who wants to climb uo?
And yes, the 'face'.....!!!

Tim Rice said...

Hi, sarad. Can you show me the time machine and bring it to me? ;)

Thanks, mile stones. I'm glad you enjoy my hikes in my part of the world. It's fun to be able to share it with you and everyone else. And, yes, the fungi does look like stepping stones.

Sarad said...

Mr. Tim, I am still inventing it :-)