Friday, March 28, 2008

Piney River

In honor of springtime and Super Park Saturday, I am digging into my archives. These shots are from spring of two years ago (has it really been that long?!?), when I was living in Knoxville, Tennessee.

We took a hike, based solely on a listing in a guidebook, through this area. I'm not sure that you could technically call it a park, but the public was definitely welcome to follow this trail through lands held by the Bowater Southern Paper Corporation. Many parts of the trail followed one or another of several streams. This one had pleasing falls.

I don't know what type of feathered friend layed these eggs. The nest was at ground level, tucked in a rotting stump. I chanced upon them while looking at some wildflowers blooming nearby.

And lastly, I posted lots of wildflower pictures last April, but I don't believe I ever got around to posting any stonecrop, so I thought I'd throw this in here.

Mad Skills of Goat Girl
may not be publishing an SPS post quite yet - but all is forgiven, because she is seeking out tons of new park pictures in the four corners area of the U.S! She'll post as soon as internet access allows :) If you'd like to join us on our parkstravaganza, just sign up right here, and we'll check out your parks, too!

10 comments:

Sand said...

No Fear, I am here! yay! You should get a hit from Gallup NM...oh and my car wouldn't start again. going to have to try to get it fixed in the am. boo....I may not make it to Utah after all.

Your photos are great as always. Love the bird's eggs. They are quite the find!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Nice egg shot!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great pictures here Ash.. I've been looking forward to seeing how this takes off.
A great start I do hope it dose well.
Tom

SandyCarlson said...

These are inspiring shots. Beautiful! You have quite an eye.

Willard said...

Those are good captures for sure!

Heidi said...

The photo of the eggs is precious!

Salty said...

Love your new header!!!

Shionge said...

What a great discovery, I hope the eggs at ground level would not be destroy by predators.

Moi said...

the bird's eggs make a great image....love the angle at which you have shot them too!

imac said...

Nice shots, love the 1st -water.