Sunday, September 6, 2009

day trip::part one

A couple of weeks ago we went on a day trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's so beautiful there. Cool, fresh air...gorgeous scenery...just what we needed. While we were there we decided to go on a little hike into the woods that led to an old farm...Johnson farm. Tim and I had gone to see this farm years ago and I really liked it then, but now, well now, I love it. It really captures the beauty and simplicity of life. Oh sure, I do enjoy modern conveniences like running water, indoor plumbing, even electricity, but farm living is in my blood. Anyway, the hike was about a mile through the woods. It was beautifully shady and cool. Here are a few shots that capture the essence of the trail.
At the very start we came to this sweet little bridge crossing the creek right before the trail head. The girls love those little bridges and so do I. It's often times the best place to find a nice little frog or to watch tiny little fish darting around.

Then as we got a little ways into the woods we came across this wonderful flower. There were several, of course, but they were growing along the edge of the path. I'm not sure what kind of flower it is, I haven't looked it up yet. It's pretty though....and tough looking with all those spikes!

Next up...a very curious deer. It walked right on the path towards us. It didn't flinch when the girls tried to stifle their excitement, it just sauntered off the path then stopped to graze and study us like we were the fascinating creatures. Very cool.

And then there's this. A rock, a boulder really. It was huge. I would have gotten a picture of one of the girls beside it for perspective but there was no way they were going to get near that big giant butt rock. The giggling was uncontrollable.
The hike in was great and there's so much to share about the farm and it's surroundings. I do hope you'll come again for part two. xoANG
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Adrienne said...

That last picture is hysterical!

Kim Yeatts said...

Now every time I hear "Bedrock" I am going to think of your "buttrock"!

Becky said...

Great pics - especially buttrock!

I grew up in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Parkway in NW North Carolina. What part did y'all visit?