Monday, May 7, 2012

Fun Weekend

IT was an exciting weekend for me, I packed up the DixxeLand Express, the girls jumped in, picked up my best friend and away we went--to the BALL GAME.


Friday night we had dinner in the city and later we went to the game, the Greenville Drive at Flour Field..it was great, unfortunately the Drive lost in the 9th inning, 6 to 5. A fantastic Fireworks display followed the game...

We drove to the Clemson Experimental Forest, a beautiful wilderness area...The DixxeLand Express had to make the stream crossing, we didnt get a shot of US crossing but we got a shot of these people as they crossed...they had a 4 wheel drive we DIDNT but the DixxeLand handled it better than I thought..



Then Saturday we went on a short waterfall hike, to a very small falls on Wild Cat Creek.  We had a nice picnic before the hike you can barely see the picnic shelter on the left on this shot...this was taken from the other side of the stream after we had started our hike.




...which took us to this small waterfall/feature its listing in my Waterfall Hikes of Upstate SC guidebook, we had intended to hike to Riley Moore Falls but we NEVER FOUND THAT ONE...duh..so we saved the day by selecting this one that was in the area of where WE were..lol
 on Wild Cat Creek.  Such a pretty area...we saw several Louisiana Waterthrush some of them newly fledged, it was fun to watch them....



Another highlight of the hike was seeing some really cool forest flora, like this Verigated Milkweed


and this Indian Pink, it has a little vine wrapped around it so it may look like too many leaves...


always good to see one of these around when hiking in the woods!!


Heres a not so good video of the quick moving Louisiana Waterthrush if you wish to view it.. hope your weekend was as rewarding and refreshing as mine was!!










PEACE

12 comments:

  1. A toilet in the middle of a wood? Surprise, surprise... Your weekend must have been great, Sondra, the pictures are telling all. :-)

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    1. EVEN tho Im always afraid of what may lurk in the dark corners its a welcome relief to find one!!!

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  2. I've never encountered a toilet anywhere like that! It does look like you had an enjoyable weekend. The plant photos are lovely and it was great to see the little thrush. Its movements reminded me of our wagtails.

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    1. HI JAN, yes these are very much like your wagtails...and had to photograph since they are never still!!!

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  3. Got to agree..most of your weekend was wonderful..except that part about the ..gulp...ballgame. Well, each to her own. Your nature and waterfall photos make me eager to see green again.

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    1. OH I love a good night at the ballgame, now football is another story..minor league baseball is a fun cheap night out!

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  4. Oh man that outhouse shot is awesome... Love your waterfalls too and the Indian Pink is gorgeous. Quite a stream crossing you had to do... My car would have weeped in fear and turned around..

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    1. Hi Jen, YOU are having one heck of a southwest birding trip IM Enjoying keeping track. Thanks for the visit.

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  5. Nice weekend indeed! I never did see that little thrush get a bite to eat, but he sure expended a lot of energy -- neat video. You have a lot of wildflowers already!

    I can't find your e-mail address, so forgive me answering your q. on my post here. You asked when to visit the Everglades. I'd think late Fall/early winter might be good, because it wouldn't be too dry yet, but maybe not still raining. (Winter is the dry season here.) Rains here don't last all day though even in the wet season. Let me know when you're there ;>)

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    1. I would so love to come see the Everglades!! Late fall sounds perfect.

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  6. Sondra, What a neat weekend! I love the waterfall and the video. The Indian Pink took me back to my childhood.

    How do you like this cool weather?

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    1. I Had to close the windows and pull out the flannel pj's again...WOULD be a great weekend for camping...IM thinkin!

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