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Wonderful Visit!

Large Sugar Maple in the Older Growth Forest

Today NatureWoman (Pam) came out to visit me here in Allegany State Park and check out the big basin area (our older growth forest). After spending a few hours with the big trees, we visited many of the other “Allegany” tourist spots.  We had a hard time taking pictures due to it raining every time we got out of the vehicles; we still had a blast chit chatting together!

Some of the interesting critters we found while on our hike.

Snail Some Large Beetle

We took a quick detour to the Thunder Rocks area.

thunder rocks

and of course found some flowers at Thunder Rocks which for the life of me can’t remember their name! Yellow C something! Pam, do you remember what Grace told us they were?? Grace help!!

yellow something

Our last stop of the day ended up in Salamanca getting a little food (where we ran into Grace).

Salamanca Vista View

I just had to include these two moss photos from the Thunder Rocks area!

Moss Moss

I had such a wonderful time meeting and spending the day with Pam. I don’t think the dictionary has enough words to describe how kind and wonderful she is. With her next visit we will have to do some bird banding together so that she can take many more macro photos (Pam, how did those turn out?).  Do visit NatureWoman’s blog and take the time to say hello!

13 responses

  1. Thank you so much for a great day Tom! The hikes were so much fun and I learned quite a bit, and the food was yummy! You’re making me blush – you’re very kind and wonderful yourself! 🙂

    26 May 2007 at 10:19 pm

  2. Yellow Clintonia, just think of good ol Billy C

    26 May 2007 at 10:32 pm

  3. What a wonderful visit, many great pictures too!

    27 May 2007 at 12:49 am

  4. Wow, sounds like you all had a spectacular day! It’s nice to read about two fellow bloggers meeting IRL. Wish we all could have been there. :c)

    27 May 2007 at 7:41 am

  5. I love the rocks. Where I grew up (in the Matopo Hills in then Rhodesia) we had mountain size boulders. I clambered all around them as a kid and even learned to chimney stack. I love big rocks–so the Thunder Rocks hit the spot for me.

    27 May 2007 at 11:41 am

  6. The macro photos you took came out great. Mine were okay, but I need to practice with it more! Thanks for your help!

    27 May 2007 at 12:01 pm

  7. Oh, you lucky guys! I would be thrilled to meet both of you!!

    27 May 2007 at 4:30 pm

  8. I like the way you can get a sense of the height of the tree.-Nice photos-sounds like you had a great time.

    27 May 2007 at 4:56 pm

  9. @ NatureWoman – It was wonderful and thanks for driving out here! Can’t wait to see what other shots you take with your camera!
    @ Jeremy – thanks, I can never remember this plants name!
    @ Barb – thanks was wonderful!
    @ Jayne – wish you could have been here also! We had so much fun together (didn’t get to do everything we wanted to do)!
    @ KGMom – they are fun rocks!! Sounds like an interesting place!
    @ Lynne – would have been great to have you along! I just loved meeting Pam!
    @ Larry – Some of the trees were 100-125 feet up in the canopy!!

    27 May 2007 at 9:30 pm

  10. What a nice day of adventuring!
    Next time I am up in your neck of the woods, you are taking ME out!

    27 May 2007 at 11:44 pm

  11. Sandy

    Lucky you! What a place to work! I just came from Pam’s page to see your photos of the day. Both of you got some great shots.

    28 May 2007 at 6:35 am

  12. Isn’t life great? New friends and a walk in the woods. Bugs, birds and wildflowers. Throw in a little geology and a smattering of rain. Sounds like a perfect day.

    29 May 2007 at 4:02 pm

  13. @ Susan – we sure did and consider it done the next time your in the area!
    @ Sandy – thanks and glad you visited! We had fun for sure, even if it did start raining every time we took the camera out!
    @ Cathy – sure was and was great spending the day together!

    29 May 2007 at 11:41 pm

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