Friday, September 11, 2009

Crayola Hike

Finally got a chance to upgrade to Flickr Pro and load up the photos I mentioned last evening.

This past Sunday, we went for a mini-hike at one of the trails in the Chattahoochee NRA. $25 buys an annual parking pass that covers all 16 locations along the river in the Metro area. Since some combination of family members can be found along the river at least once or twice each week, it's quite a bargain. (Single pass is $3.00, which adds up quickly.)

DottieB is branching out. Instead of sticking with our normal nature walk scavenger hunt, collecting the colors of the rainbow , she and Bugsy decided to collect what you'd find in a crayon box.

In addition to good old ROY G. BIV, they snapped shots of muddy reddish-brown creekbeds, white mushrooms, black-eyed susans, brown acorns, gray tree trunks with blue trail markers, pink puffs, lilac/lavender flowers (there was a lengthy debate on that last color designation)...

...until the battery ran out.

In the car on the way home, I heard plans to bring extra batteries next time, and a 24-pack of Crayola, just to make sure they don't miss any.


Slamdunk said...

Wonderful photos--lots of colors.

Are the gnats bad this time of year in your area? The mild weather up here features multitudes of annoying gnats until we have a few cold overnights.

Either way, I am sure the dog crew could care less.

mappchik said...

We run into a patch every now & then. It's not as bad as the mutant mosquitos - they seem to have evolved to get past the Skintastic OFF! Looking forward to those first few truly cold overnights here, too.

I love that DD's chosen photography for a hobby. Thanks to digital cameras and services like flickr, she can take as many photos as she likes, and create slideshows to send to friends & family.

Now, if I could just get her to stop taking candid family shots from directly under my nose. I have enough chins on my own.

Slamdunk said...

Ok--sounds like a challenge on the photo technique.