Posted on March 4th, 2013
This past weekend we went down to the Pocahontas State Park for an eight mile hike. There was lots of sun although the temps stayed in the thirties. We had a small group, three guys and three girls, possibly due to the fact that there were a couple other hikes this weekend. One of those hikes was at the Belle Isle State Park on the lower Rappahannock river. I may go out there sometime soon on my own since from the photos it’s clear that there are lots of birds and more photo opportunities.
I had to work to find something to capture at Pocahontas. It’s mainly just dirt roads with a few streams. There was a lake with a couple water fowl that was interesting. But it didn’t raise my spirits much from their late winter slumber. And now there is the possibility of a midweek snow storm on the way!
I must remind myself that in a month we will be into April and beautiful weather.
I’ve been watching Ken Burns’ documentary on our national parks. It’s a fascinating look at the history of our country and the long battle to preserve the best parts of it. It’s some good medicine for my ailing brain which sometimes feels as if it is caught in a clamp. A cold clamp made of frigid air, cloudy skies and rain. Death in the family. Isolation.
Here are the photos.