Sunday, August 29, 2010

Into the Woods...

Yesterday, sparked by the beautiful weather, we took a drive down to check out Ahquabi State Park. Several people have recommended it as a great place for hiking, swimming, and camping, which we are considering doing over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Plus it's only about about a 20 minute drive so afternoon trips for a hike or a swim are totally possible. There is also a mountain biking trail and the trails are open in the winter for cross country skiing, which means fun possibilities for future adventures.

With tennis shoes, Tilde, a water bottle, and my camera with only my new Lensbaby Composer attached, we headed into the woods for about a 45 minute "hike" before checking out the beach so the girls could take off their shoes and cool off their feet in the lake. I still have lots to learn about using my Lensbaby...says the fact I took about 35 shots and have only 2 I felt were OK enough to share.



I'm sure with time we will figure out how to work together better. I think part of my trouble is the Lensbaby is a full time manual focus lens and I don't know that I have ever owned a camera with a manual focus only lens.

I don't know why, but I find all the different types of mushrooms in the forest at this time of year simply amazing. (And the moss and the tree snail shells we found laying all over and...) I mean look at the stripes of colors on that first photo. (Wouldn't they make cool knit socks?!)

On our way home we make a special stop at the request of Scott, as sort of an early birthday celebration, for some frozen treats...



Glass mugs, service to your car...doesn't get much happier than that.


peace

3 comments:

Jane said...

Love the photos!

Laurie said...

Wonderful pictures! You've been doing such cool things lately. :-) I remember A&W Rootbeer stands. I've never liked rootbeer, but I love the glasses.

MS said...

I am coming to cross country ski in the winter!! Lucky you to have such a cool place close by!