I was so fortunate to be raised my maternal grandparent! I learned the best things in life are the little things! The dew in a spider web is more beautiful than the diamonds one could have around ones neck! Because each web is unique each droplet has traces from all over the world! The way the sunlight is hitting it at that very moment you see it will never be captured again anywhere else! I was raised country, learned to appreciate the wilderness! It is ingrained into my DNA! I am part of it! For I am wild, untamed, free spirited! I am at home in the wilderness more so than in a house! Come follow me on my adventures! My trips, Hikes , and outings of all kinds!
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After finding some little painted rocks by some children I decided this was a great way to interact with my followers! Come join the hunt!
Live in color Peacock rock left in the holler of Eastern KY lick creek!
Enjoy the view rock and follow your own path left in Eastern KY If you follow the site and me on facebook you will get hints as to where and when they are left! Some are out in the middle of nowhere on hikes or at abandoned places I photograph! others left at restaurants and places I go!
Mermaid Dreams rock was found by this young fellow and he contacted me and was going to relocate the rock somewhere on the Levi in Lawrenceburg Indiana Thank you so much for playing in the rock hunt! Josh Mansu!
Left in a holler in eastern KY near lick creek!
left at a great little place called Guthries
Follow your own path rock Was hidden at an old abandoned school! came across it Driving around looking at property in Eastern Ky! Such a great place to shoot photos at!
This was the hardest rock for me to leave behind! On October 5th at the Natural Bridge I left the ashes of my late husband. In several places that we would go together. This one is something he use to say to the young kids during his animal shows and talks to kids out hiking when he would see them with there soda cans and candy bars! Thankful my 4 sweet guardian angels where there with me!
Fallow me was left at the Cottage furnace picnic area! Did not find the furnace that day as it is not a heavily visited part of the park looking forward to having more time to hike this area!
The ignite rock was left at the Bourbon iron furnace! and was found shortly after being left behind!
Live love laugh listen learn was left at the Newport levy on my granddaughter Malay's birthday party held at the Newport Aquarium! October the 10th!
Big Bone Lick State Park is located at Big Bone in Boone County, Kentucky.
This has always been one of my favorite local parks to go to! I grew up visiting this park with my family from walking in the creek catching salamanders , frogs and crawdads To flying kites, hiking the trails playing put put, picnics and just enjoying the campfire after hiking the trails!
So much to enjoy here I love to take my grandbaby here whom you will all get to know as my mermaid!
The name of the park comes from the Pleistocene megafauna fossils found there.
Mammoths are believed to have been drawn to this location by a salt lick deposited around Sulphur springs. Other animals including forms of bison, caribou, deer, elk, horse, mastodon, moose, musk ox, peccary, sloth, and possibly tapir also grazed the vegetation and salty earth around the springs that the animals relied on for their diet.
The area near the springs was very soft and marshy causing many animals to become stuck with no way to escape. It bills itself as "the birthplace of American paleontology", a term which dates from the 1807 expedition by William Clark undertaken at the direction of President Thomas Jefferson. In Nicholas Creswell's journal, dated 1774 to 1777, he records a visit in 1775 to what was then called "Elephant Bone Lick." In this account, Cresswell describes finding several bones of "prodigious size", as well as tusk fragments, and teeth—one weighing approximately 10 pounds. While he assumed the bones were from ancient elephants, the local native traditions claimed the bones to be those of white buffaloes that had been poisoned by the salty water.
The Discovery Trail begins at the Megafauna diorama, just behind the visitor’s center. The trail meanders along Big Bone Creek past interpretive panels that impart the prehistoric drama that unfolded around the salt/sulfur springs during the last Ice Age. The trail is open daily from dawn to dusk. Back when I was younger there was more displays through out the trail but time, weather and vandals have eradicated those displays! I would love to see them restored!
Hiking enjoy the serenity of wooded seclusion along the trails at one of Kentucky’s most unique parks. There are 4.5 miles of hiking trails with each varying in terrain and difficulty. Observe an abundance of wildlife as the trails meander from forested ridges to the babbling waters of Big Bone Creek. Open year round.
Big Bone Creek Trail
.9 mile, easy.
Bison Trace Trail
.5 mile, easy.
Cedar Run Trail
.9 mile, easy.
2 miles, moderate.
Gobblers Trace Trail
.5 mile, moderate..
just some listening to the sounds at one of my favorite parts of the park
who else loves water elements when hiking?
Fort Morgan is one of my favorite places to be! The history and scenery are so fascinating! But the solitude early in the mornings as the sun is coming up or in the evenings as the sun is going down! Simply breath taking! one of my quite places to just sit back and take in the sights, sound and smells of the area! Being out in mother nature is my therapy! it brings a calm to me like no other! Suffering from PTSD, Depression, severe Anxiety Attacks all of that seems to fall away when I can just sit back in a natural setting with nothing but the sweet lullabye of mother nature! The touch of her warm hand upon my face the feel of her breath in my hair! It is one of my favorite things in the world, to walk barefoot hand in hand with mother nature!
I love the fact that my girls love to go places like this and that they pass this down to there children!
This place was a big force during several wars, the history is deep!
Come to listen to the history with a guided tour and see the structures remaining from different eras of military occupation at Mobile Point and Fort Morgan.
More than just history, the site also has nature areas, and a boat launch for the whole family to enjoy.
Self guided tours are available everyday from 8am to 5pm.
Great historical park! Picturesque views! Family friendly!
HOURS OF OPERATION (GATES ARE LOCKED AT 5 PM)
GROUNDS, BEACH, AND FISHING -- 8:00AM TO 5:00PM DAILY
MUSEUM/GIFT SHOP 251-540-7127 -- 9:00AM TO 4:30PM DAILY
ADMINISTRATION OFFICE -- 8:00AM TO 5:00PM MON. thru FRI.
METAL DETECTING IS NOT PERMITTED ON PROPERTY
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Rabbit Hash is a quaint river town full of history great spot to visit
The general store was rebuilt and holds lots of music events
Just a brief moment in time! The history and atmosphere is worth the trip!
There is a Hashienda that you can book your laid back stay!
Such an adorable town to visit lots of photo opps!
The view of the river from the old stairwell is a great spot to reflect!
This is such a beautiful place to hike, go out in a 4x4 or camp! Beautiful absolutely beautiful!
Gross Reservoir, located in Boulder County, Colorado, is owned and operated by Denver Water. Completed in 1954, the reservoir has a surface area of 440 acres, and the spillway sits at 7,225 feet elevation.
So many scenic photo opportunities
Wildlife pic opportunities
Several trails to explore
off roading adventure
Fishing: Cold water, stocked by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Ice fishing when conditions permit.
Boating: Car-top non-motorized boating only, allowed on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend through Sept. 30. Kayak access to the river below the reservoir is available at the parking area below the dam.
Cool breeze coming across the lake to the rock outcroppings
Hiking: North Shore picnic area (trailhead to Rocky Point), South Side Dam, Miramonte picnic area and Osprey Point (trailhead), to South Boulder Creek inlet.
Camping: The Winiger Ridge campground is often closed, pursuant to the U.S. Forest Service temporary closures for forest land due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions. best to check before going!
Picnicking: Limited picnicking is now available, though larger picnic area shelters located on the east side of the reservoir are closed until further notice.