The rocks around the base of Pilot Mountain have been worn smooth and almost look like ripples of water.
We decided Pilot Mountain looks like a big button that someone needs to push. A nice little day hike around the base of Pilot started off our morning.
Beautiful slats of grey weathered wood on an old cabin at Stone Mountain. This building was part of the Hutchinson Homestead exhibit.
A more intimate perspective of the 600 ft. granite dome of Stone Mountain State Park, NC.
Rocks spread out to form whatever path you want to make for yourself up Hebron Rock Colony. Along the way you run into the water running down the rocks, another obstacle on your path.
These three brave lads pedaled this three man tandem bicycle from Asheville all the way to the top of Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the United States east of the Mississippi River. Congratulations, men!
We traveled a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway today and we were not disappointed with the scenery. The mountain range almost looks blue from this view.
A cairn, the small stack of rocks, has been created on this beautiful trail to the waterfall in the Pisgah National Forest.
Once we reached a clearing off the trail you came around the bend and WOW! You see this beautiful waterfall. We all had fun walking around and feeling the amazing force of wind and water that this falls generates at the bottom.
Slowly but surely water can cut through rock. The power of water is amazing, over time it carve out huge banks and cut these holes in this rock.
A view of the Pee Dee River as it makes its way through Cheraw at Riverfront Park. A nice place to come and relax, take a walk, or eat a picnic.
An old house on the side of an old country road. There were no steps leading up to the porch and most of the shutters were broken. There was almost no paint on this once white house, however the shutters still retain the hint of green.
The pavement ends on a country road next to some railroad tracks. The road doesn’t end here, it turns into a Carolina sand, dirt road.
The highway bridge over the Santee Cooper Lakes with a cool railroad bridge in the background.
Ant hugging what is knows as the Washington Oak on Hampton Plantation’s property. This live oak tree was saved by President Washington and is over 200 years old.
The famous ‘Avenue of Oaks’ at Boone Hall Plantation. These live oaks are over 250 years old and form a tunnel over the sandy road; quite a grand entrance to the home.
Fingerprints left in the handmade bricks in one of the original slave’s home. Boone Hall Plantation use to export bricks made by slaves. The person who made this brick has left their mark in this house for about 200 years.
Exposed oyster beds in the pluff mud of the marsh during low tide.
The sun streams through live oaks all over Savannah, they have beautiful Spanish moss growing from the limbs.
At a public park on St. Simons two old live oaks and their sprawling limbs provide plenty of shade and aesthetic beauty.
Large pieces of driftwood are scattered about on the northern tip of Jekyll Island. The wind, water, and sand have transformed these once living trees into statuesque pieces of art.
A whole tree that has become driftwood on the northern tip of Jekyll Island. The base of the tree seems to be stretching out where the living roots once existed.
A piece of driftwood buried vertically seems to be looking up towards the sun. The dead grey pieces of wood seem almost statuesque along the beach.
Spanish moss everywhere, draps down from the limbs of a very large and very old live oak. The limbs and moss create much needed shade from the scorching sun.
The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refugee had just experienced a forest fire in the area. Here you can view new green growth spouting up in the now sun-filled open area of the forest.
Walking through a section of the cypress forest at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. On some of the trees you can make out remnants of ash from the recent forest fire.
The 19 feet high granite slabs that make up the Georgia Guidestones. There are many conspiracy theories surrounding these stones due to the fact that no one knows who really commissioned to have the stones made.
Out in the middle of small town Georgia sits these granite slabs inscribed with 12 different languages. You will find 10 guiding principles for those seeking an “Age of Reason”. One guideline I enjoyed: Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
While we were enjoying our dinner and conversing with our new friends we spied this person doing work on a perfect Saturday evening. We had fun speculating what this person was working on.
A beautiful view of Smith Creek, these waters flow from Anna Ruby Falls and eventually end up in Smith Lake.