A bad case of spring fever ...

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We are having unusually warm weather in Ohio. Today felt like spring, so Teresa and I took advantage of the warm weather and took at hike at Charleston Falls Preserve. I can’t wait for spring. They call this spring fever. 

~ Rick


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A wood bridge

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Nothing fancy .. just a cool wood bridge. I love the design. It looks like steel, but this is wood. 

By the time we reached the bridge, I was ready for something stable. We had spent most of our time on ice, or sliding in mud. This felt stable, and I was glad to walk above the ice, literally.  

~ Rick


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Awesome rocks ...

As we rounded the corner, this was our first view

As we rounded the corner, this was our first view

Sunday I spend some time looking back through our photos from Utah, Nevada and Arizona. I have so many that I have not posted yet. I think I need to find a way to share them in bulk, at least the ones I have not shared yet. I plan to look into that.  

About at the ½ way point ... it’s immense  

About at the ½ way point ... it’s immense  

Of all the places we visited, I think this was my favorite view. Kolob Canyons is just stunning. It’s right off of I-15, just a few minutes north of St George, Utah. If your ever in the area I recommend you stop and visit. You have to pay for a National Park Pass, but it’s good for a week. 

Of course, next week, I will be looking at photos, and likely conclude that some other location is my favorite. That is the nature photographers dilemma .. candy in a candy store. 

View from the scenic overlook at the peak of the drive ... feeling some OMG here.   

View from the scenic overlook at the peak of the drive ... feeling some OMG here.   

I enjoyed the view. Go see it!!  

~ Rick


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Valentine’s Day fog soup

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On Valentine’s Day, we awoke to this soupy fog. It really was not bad for driving, but it sure looked cool. It reminded me of a trip to London, England a few years ago. I flew in on a very wet and cool evening, then took a train into the city. The fog was intense. This fog felt much the same way. 

When I was 18, I loved driving in fog. Over the years, I never lost that. It feels mysterious. Maybe I’m the only person on earth that feels this way, but I love a good fog.  

I took the larger photo above, and Teresa took the other two. Even with the rain and fog, we enjoyed our trip.  

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 ~ Rick


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Running river in the cold

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The rock that makes up Old Man’s Cave, and what you see throughout Hocking Hills State Park is called Black Hand Standstone.  I read that at some places the rock is over “200 feet thick and composed of almost pure quartz sand and pebbles. In some portions, it is dominated by white, rounded quartz pebbles and forms a conglomerate. Because of its thickness and resistance to erosion, the Black Hand forms shear cliffs and gorges.” (www.ohiohistorycentral.org) It’s impressive!  The Hocking river runs down into the cave, and felt very cold. 

With the ice, I was seriously worried about going over the edge. There are places where the fall would be in excess of 100 feet. I recall stories of people going over the edge at the park, even in good weather, so I stayed away from the edges of the cliffs. Teresa was a little more daring. We both came home safe. 

~ Rick  


 Prints are available for many of the photos on this site on canvas, metal or glass. They are stunning and you can purchase them for a wall at home. Click the link or the ‘prints and such’ tab.

©2018 Rick Cartwright