Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Lichen everywhere!

Today we drove about 30 minutes east of our house, to the Cedars of Lebanon State Park. We went on a 6 mile hike that was absolutely incredible. We saw enormous, deep sinkholes, hidden springs, lichen of dozens of varieties, birds, and of course, huge cedar trees. It was an incredible experience. Sometimes I forget how close our house is to absolutely raw land. It's like if you go west, you hit Nashville, but if you go the slightest bit east, you're in the middle of nowhere.

I took about 50 pictures, all of which I've uploaded to my Flickr page. You should check them out because they're pretty cool. We also made a video with my new Flip camera, but I haven't figured out how to upload the videos and work with them yet. So I may or may not post that later on tonight.

Steph in her little beanie hat. That hat is one of the first things she ever knit that wasn't a scarf. It was supposed to be a baby hat, but she messed up on the gauge. So now she wears it all the time.

Lichen! There were so many different varieties of lichen, greens and blues, prickly and soft and spongy. I can't even explain how different the landscape was from anything I've ever seen before.

The cedar trees were absolutely amazing! At times the forest was so dense that it felt like it was dark outside.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely love the photos. Looks like a great time and you got some exercise. What a great way to spend the first day of 2008.

Anonymous said...

I love the beanie! I'm off to look at the pictures before bed.

readyCanadian said...

I second both the beanie comment (love it) and the photos comment (they're great).

Adina said...

Steph is happy that you all like her beanie hat so much and I and glad you all enjoyed the pictures.