Looking over the waterfallPosted: December 23, 2011
After spending a little time at the Brandywine Falls overlook (see yesterday’s post if you feel like you walked in at the middle of the story), we crossed over the creek via a bridge and made our way over to the Brandywine Gorge Trail which leads you down to creek level.
On the bridge you can look down and over the waterfall, a point of view I obviously enjoyed as I took a lot of photos from there. Not to worry, though. I won’t be posting them all. Just one or two.
In the second photo you can see some people off to the left. (You might have to click on it and look at the slightly larger version.) It gives you an idea of the size of the waterfall.
It rained, off and on. The sky darkening, then lightening again.
We even saw the occasional patch of blue sky and a little sunshine every now and then.
The Brandywine Gorge Trail is level at first, and then slowly descends. During dry conditions, it’s probably an easy trail to hike. The hemlock trees, and the leaves still hanging on the beech trees lend color to woods and trail, as do the mosses and lichens.
I had my hiking stick with me. It helped a lot. The trail was muddy and slippery. Because I wore my Vibrams for the hike, my feet were soaked almost right away. The water was warmer than I would have expected for this time of year, but so was the air temperature. It was 60 degrees.
A little blog business
I’ve mentioned a few times that I am woefully behind in visiting you all at your blog homes. I sincerely apologize for that. My email situation is a mess and I need to get caught up on that as well. I have been graciously and generously given a couple of blog awards, and I’d really like to answer those properly rather than with a generic thank you as I did last time.
One of the things I plan to let go of in the near future is posting on a daily basis. I decided I might as well finish out PostADay2011 since the end is in sight. After that, I will have no posting schedule at all. Nope. None. I will post when I feel like it. That feels like such a novel idea after having posted almost daily (I missed one post because of a death in the family) for over a year (since September of 2010). Not posting daily should free me up to either get caught up, or at least keep up, with all my friends and blog mates. It might even allow me the time to participate in photo challenges once again.
In the meantime, thank you all so much for visiting me here in the Bogs, and for your patience. I know there are many wonderful blogs and blog posts out there because I’ve been to visit a few today. To those who are new to Life in the Bogs, I bid you welcome, and thank you for dropping by and for commenting, if you have been commenting. I hope to return your visits soon. To my new subscribers, thank you for your interest in my photography, my continuing adventures and challenges, and for signing up.
I’ll be back tomorrow with more of the hike. Funny how it takes longer to post about it than it did to hike it.
I know it’s a few days early, but in case I don’t see you over the weekend, have a very Merry Christmas! Or a very Merry Whatever You’re Celebrating This Season. 🙂