Saturday, October 25, 2008

Catch Your Fall

Fall is my favorite time of year and is mostly lovely in the Hocking Hills. We usually go to the caves, but I had never been to Clear Creek and it isn't far from us! Not being a native to Ohio, I never really thought about it and asked my husband and he said he's been there many times, but had never taken me! So off we went on our fall adventure and it proved to be most gorgeous! I wanted to catch my fall as I know that it would be gone all too quickly!

I marvel at the beautiful tall trees of red, green, orange, yellows and gold. Having grown up in ND we see so much plains so this is an awesome sight!

In addition to trees, there is such wonder in the rocks formed by glaciers over time.

This is Written Rock which is made from sand stone. I marvel at it's awesome textures!

Some beautiful patterns at each area you view.

Just so much variety in the same rock!

Or you might find the rock in a forest covered with moss. Looks like a green creature!

I love viewing up through the magestic tree tops!

The woods also produce other funky looking creatures! Doesn't this look like a long slug or snake?

Here he is in full view

I am sure there are other creatures that lurk in the forest and only show themselves when they want to. This is a perfect home for the elves and faeries. I think If you look really close, you might even see some eyes peering out! Hmmm..... wonder if we would see some activity here especially on Halloween!


Sherry said...

Thanks for sharing Wanda. These are great pics and some beautiful scenery. Hope all is well with you.

Griselda said...

Ohh my goodness Wanda, these photos are amazing...I love the color and textures.

Shasta said...

You know, I've never been there either, but it looks like a wonderful place. Thank you for sharing these pics.

morningDove said...

I love the mountains of Va. where I was reared. We have some beautiful rock formations too. Your pics are great and I do love looking up through the trees. I guess it was too cold to lay on the ground and just day dream?!

Patty Skypants said...

You know, it looks so much like my backyard, I wonder if you have been here!! Fall is my favorite time of year too! Tonight we have our first frost . . . or at least that's the prediction. Seems it comes later and later every year! Sugar maples are very dramatic already but after the frost, all the threes will color up fantastically! xxoo P

needlewings said...

I think we got a bit short changed with fall this year though. Much of it turned brown before it got color. We just didn't have enough rain. I bet we don't have 6 inches in our pond and it use to be 6 foot!

Maggie R said...

Wanda....I thought I would pop in and say Hi since you visited me.... Thanks for the nice comments... I really can't get my mind around the Number 73!!! Maybe it's the new 40. since i don't feel my age....VBG
or maybe it's denial...ROTFL
I gotta say your photos are absolutely awesome... Just beautiful, .. Now I am going to see the rest of your blog...
I have been involved in a few interesting things lately and if I ever get time I will blog them so do come see me again...