Saturday, October 6, 2012

Going Wandering

I've been remiss in taking pictures here of late, so I thought I'd share some of the pictures from our trip to DeSoto State Park in northeastern Alabama last September.  Somehow, I never got to them before. 

One day, we decided to go for a little walk.  Figured it'd take 45 minutes or so and then back.  Somewhere along the way, however, we missed a signpost and wound up on a trek of over two hours!   Lovely scenery along the way, though, so who's going to complain?  

I found all these colors and textures to be just fascinating.  Oh, and all these photos are straight out of the camera.  No adjusting or fussing with any processing software.  

I had to laugh right out loud when I saw this one.  Somebody has a sense of humor.  Now, who but a park ranger out to mark a trail would just happen to have a can of orange spray paint with them?  Perfect knot to turn into a pumpkin.  

"I love to go a-wandering, 
Along the mountain track, 
And as I go, I love to sing, 
My knapsack on my back."

(Now, get that lyric out of your head, okay?)  :)

Y'all take care. 


  1. Looks like a terrific walk. Nature trails have so much to offer. So why don't I get out there and do it myself??? Instead of saying "one of these days" I need to just do it.. Great pictures, as always.

  2. My Dad was from Alabama. Beautiful state. I love the "pumpkin"!!!!!! So, funny. . .

  3. Great post! LOVE that orange pumpkin!

  4. Great pictures. And how can you not love the pumpkin knot? Thanks for sharing. - Karen

  5. Great images (as always!) - I can easily imagine the ranger chuckling to himself as he created the pumpkin, lol...

    So decree you're happily forgiven for that little ditty song that now IS trapped and bouncing to and fro in my mind (for who knows how long??! roflmao)

    Glad you had a good time :-)


  6. that pumpkin butt is too funny! :) you've got some great woodsy shots.

  7. hilarious..
    have been to desoto state park in Ala many times..
    beautiful in the springtime (Mayish) when the rhodendrons are blooming..
    email me please..( as i cannot seem to make you email work..
    I'd like to follow up with more info on Benoit, the artist from LA..

  8. What great pictures! I love them!