Sunday, August 30, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
When we have limited time for a quick walk in the woods, Metzenbaum has been our go to park. Tonight was one of those nights. This is a relatively small park of about 65 acres, but it has a nice show of wildflowers through the spring and summer.
Monday, August 24, 2015
We started our day with a walk through our property looking for wildflowers.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
The thing about spring is it is a great time to pause and enjoy the re-start of life while for a few moments forgetting the calendar has moved one digit closer to our last call. It's a perfect time to dust off the music of youth, take off the jackets and go look for spring flowers. I try to find as many flowers and birds as possible each spring while listening for spring peepers whenever possible. Every year I eagerly await the arrival of long days and late sunsets. Today we found a lot of caches, but more importantly, saw great sights of spring. It was a wonderful day.
Friday, August 21, 2015
I was caching my way to an overnight stay in Wytheville,Virginia. I stopped for my first cache along the South Yadkin River. It was a great choice since the boat launch was near a train line with a really impressive wooden trestle bridge.
Ode to Billie Joe.... Bobbie Gentry
And then she said, "I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge
Today, Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge"
And me - I spend a lot of time pickin' flowers up on Choctaw Ridge
And drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge
45 when I was really young.
With a couple of not so memorable stops in between, I made my way to a cemetery where the parents of Daniel Boone are buried. Besides the Boones, there is a wealth of history at the small, old cemetery.
Squire and Sarah Morgan Boone
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
North Carolina is one of my least favorite places to cache. The state parks don't permit geocaching and much of the other offerings lean to extensive micros. I hoped this evening would be different. In exchange for 25 miles of driving each way, I was hoping to be rewarded with eight small-sized geocaches and a 4-mile round=trip hike. The evening didn't start well.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
We started our day with a walk at our home to look for spring wildflowers. The woods were filled with a number of flowers. On our return home the first snake of spring was a small garter snake on the deck.