Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Friday, January 20, 2012

Monument Rock

One of my favorite local hikes is Monument Rock. A couple of days ago I posted the sign at the trail-head, and here are the rest of my photos from that hike last summer for the Scenic Sunday meme. First, I found this barbed wire right next to the trail.
 I enjoyed this sunny meadow.
 I'm not sure what these few remaining wooden planks were part of.
 I loved the shape of this tree against the sky.
 And in contrast, these rows of trees were obviously planted.
 Here's the obligatory shot of Monument Rock, this time reflected in a muddy puddle.
 And finally, a cocoon with caterpillars still inside.
It's amazing what you can find on a short, nearby hike if you keep your eyes open!

20 comments:

  1. Monument Rock looks an amazing place to hikes, Al!
    Love principally the photos of sunny meadow, the rows of trees and the Monument Rock reflected in a muddy puddle.

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  2. What a wonderful place to hike indeed, Al! Love your captures as always and particularly the reflection of Monument rock and the lovely green trees! Hope you and Socks have had a good week!

    Sylvia

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  3. Monument Rock is such a beautiful place - I'm jealous that you get the chance to enjoy it!!!

    Are you interested in one more meme? Jan and Jer host "Fridays Fences" - and that first shot would be perfect!
    http://lifeaccordingtojanandjer.blogspot.com/

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Al - I can't wait to see what you come up with next!!!

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  4. I just updated the Pasirlaja's post with a new picture, the inside. :) Now, I'm curious why you're interested about that thing? I guess you're a veteran of WW I.

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  5. A landscape for recreation and relaxation .... the trees are so beautiful ..
    Greetings, Karin

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  6. °º✿
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    Fotografias lindas.
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil°º✿
    º° ✿ ✿⊱╮

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  7. How strange to find these rows of planted trees in the wilderness.

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  8. Great -- I loved the whole hike, from the trail head yesterday to the top today -- and back down! Thanks for taking us along. (And you got to remember summer!)

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  9. I doubt I would have gotten so close to that cocoon to see the caterpillars, but I am sure glad you did because that is so cool!

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  10. I like very much the reflections of the rock!! I think it's beautiful the rock! And a cocoon WITH caterpillars!! Wow!

    But.. the wire is not good.. for birds and animals..! But I like the picture! :)

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  11. Sometimes the hikes you do most often bring the most surprises...beautiful photographs.

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  12. Looks like you enjoyed the hike with pleasant surprises. The tangled wires and the decayed wooden planks, and the trees planted in an organized way, are an interesting mixture. The color component of the reflected Monument Rock in the puddle is nice and soft and trees look comfortable in the soft sunshine. What a lovely forest you live close to!

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  13. Your series of pictures from Monument Rock are very interesting. I also wonder why trees were planted there. My favorite picture is the first one of the barbed wire.

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  14. Beautiful shots of the place, love the variety.

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  15. A lot of wonderful shapes and contrasts her, Al. And I really liked the form of the trees. Very nice!

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  16. I know of Monument Rock, but we've never hiked there. Looks lush in the summer. Gusting winds here (again), Al.

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  17. What a beautiful place to hike!
    Great shots.

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  18. Each photo is a beauty on its own. I love the varied textures and tones that nature provides us.

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  19. Love Colorado- my favorite vacation state. Always new discoveries when we venture out - great shots.

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  20. Reminds me of the nature hikes we used to take when we were little! So nice to see green photos in the middle of winter :D

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