(taken outside the South Park
Health Food store-AKA 'DQ')
But this week I was ready! But where to go? I spent some time looking online for some destination, but was coming up blank. Then, I found a photo club in Charlotte! They were having a photo walk the next day at the Lansford Canal state park in Catawba, SC. Only an hour away. Sweet! Signed up and made my plans for Saturday. I left with what should have been 1/2 hour to spare. Nope. GPS and the address from the website, led me to an empty field. ARGH! After asking around, I found I was only 6 miles from where I wanted to be...Welcome to the South! After breaking the sound barrier on some back country roads, I made it in time. I met up with the group ( a great group of people by the way) and off we hiked.
|God Knows Where, Catawba, SC.|
So I took off my sneakers, and crossed some small riverlets to a little island. Still not close enough. Waded out a bit more, but too deep. I turned and spotted a few lillies downstream not too far from shore. So I went back and trudged thru the woods, stepping on thorns and sharp rocks, got caught up on vines, etc. I even brushed up against a burning bush. Man they sting.. I haven't had that happen since my days searching for my golf ball in the woods on the 9th hole at Pheasant Ridge. Yeah, that happened once or twice. But I digress. Anyway, I'm out here stumbling thru the brambles, walking over bones.. (yeah Bones-Do I hear Banjo's playing in the woods?)
It was at that point that I said to myself "They build paths for a reason"..and yet I'm out here in the middle of who-knows-where, bleeding, and stinging. That's ok...I was on a mission! Anyway, I made it to where I only had to wade out 20' from shore just past my knees. And got this:
|Spider Lilys *|
I never did find my group again, but we messaged back and forth online later in the day, sharing pics and stories. I was happy to find a good group to join!
|Duke Energy Building|
I headed home around 9:45pm, and 1/2 way home, this gold bit of light peaked out from the clouds. I figured I just go home and shoot it from my deck. But the clouds were back out and there was nothing to see till about midnite. And it wasn't super at all. Just plain average. But it gave me blog material!
|Ok, it was sorta Super!|
Have a great week gang!
|Where we'll watch the Patriots win on Nov. 18th|