Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Anthea's Waterfall

I continued walking down the trail from yesterday's post, to find the original waterfall I was going to see, Anthea's Falls.  This part was just a beautiful walk through a deciduous forest, with the leaves coming out, and the sun shining through them brightly.

With no bugs to bother me here, it's hard to think of a better day for a walk in the woods!

It wasn't long before I came to the second shallow stream, this one with just a stepping-stone bridge, in the foreground.

And just off the trail, here was Anthea's waterfall, about a four foot drop over a very mossy green ledge.  A half-second exposure, with a tripod.

And a different look at it, from the side.  A fast exposure without a tripod.

There's a plaque in memory of Anthea on a boulder beside the trail.  I understand she was an adventurous mountain biker, who was killed in a crash when she was riding on the trail.  I didn't know she was born the same year I was, and died when she was only 23.  A very fitting memorial.

Walking back I was facing the sun, and the green leaves were showing up even more.  This is an understory dogwood tree.

And this is the long narrow bud of a small beech sapling with the leaves just starting to unfold.

Just a really nice walk in the May Woods.

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Today we're just back from a long day of running errands 'down south' where we go to visit our daughter, doctors, and a favourite nursery or two.  Brought back several pots of flowers.  And it was actually HOT today, too hot for me for a couple of hours.  I'll try and get two or three pre-scheduled blog posts done before the next big task interferes.


13 comments:

  1. The waterfall over the moss is beautiful. Such a beautiful memorial to Anthea...gone too soon.

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  2. A beautiful place to remember her by.

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  3. What a lovely walk through the woods - and a beautiful tribute to Anthea. Lovely countryside and waterfall.

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  4. Such stunning landscape, nice photos.

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  5. Anthea's tribute is so fitting. lovely tripod settings.

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  6. An intersting story about that biker and nice that people have memorialized her love of the outdoors and biking,although bikes do tear up trails.

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  7. Hello, we had a nice day yesterday too, our first in a long time. What a pretty walk. People enjoy doing risky sports. Enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  8. It's all looking fresh and beautiful!
    Interesting photos of Trout Hollow....nature takes over and peace reigns again.....life goes on.The map is a treasure. I'm well acquainted with the coastline around Dunbar and the small country park dedicated to Muir - it fascinates me that the rocks and pools he explored as a boy remain almost unchanged.

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  9. Pretty waterfall and a nice tribute too.

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  10. Hello, thanks for viewing and commenting on my blog post about the Brown-headed Nuthatch. I live in south Mississippi, close to the gulf coast. The nuthatches usually visit each spring for a brief period. I love them, such curious little birds.

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  11. Another great photo shoot. The falls are great to see. In the early spring I bet there is a loy more water.

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  12. Nice pictures! I'm still thinking about a good zoom camera. :-)

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  13. Lovely photo's again ...

    All the best Jan

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