Welcome to the month of June!
The weather here has been absolutely beautiful for the most part.
Usually by this time of year in NC, even before summer officially arrives,
it is really hot and humid and pretty much stays that way until fall.
This week, my Friday morning excursion took me to a park I had never visited before.
Great Bend Park is located on the Haw River,
which extends 110 miles from the piedmont to the coastline of NC.
I arrived right around 8:00 AM and there wasn't another soul in sight.
I thought for just a fleeting moment about me being there all alone...
and then I forgot all about it.
A gentle breeze whispering through the trees accompanied by the songs of the birds
were the only sounds to be I heard as I walked along the trail.
Follow along with me, won't you?
I will tell you though, that I was just ever-so-slightly distracted from my gorgeous surroundings.
I kept glancing down at the ground...and not just because of the bumpy trail.
I had read a review of the park and this one comment in particular went something like this...
"Beautiful place to hike but watch out for snakes."
Thank the good Lord, I saw not a one.
Not really very smart? Some might think so.
I wasn't on the trail very long until I began to hear the river up ahead.
This might be where the park get it's name...Great Bend...just guessing.
Up a bit further, I came to the dam where I stepped up onto a stone retaining wall to see the falls.
Oh...no worries...there was a ledge to keep me from falling over the edge,
although I could have jumped if I'd have wanted.
I may have an adventuresome spirit, but not that adventuresome.
And then I saw something(s) moving on the very edge,
w-a-a-a-y over on the far side of the falls.
My trusty zoom brought them closer and closer.
I was shocked that they were standing so close to the edge!
I stood there and watched them for what seemed like forever until they finally took flight.
Of course I had put my camera down by then and missed that shot.
So whatever you may think about my somewhat risky hike,
all alone.........except for the unseen snakes...
...this is really what I consider living on the edge.
It was a lovely hike and no doubt I will be returning.
...but I'm not making any promises. 😉
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