Alicia and I headed south to Nashville Indiana to get away, check out the fall colors & go horseback riding. We had no obligations until Monday afternoon. It was Saturday. When you get two best friends, a camera, untraveled roads and free time, well only good things can happen 🙂 Alicia (nicknamed T) has been every bit of a supportive best friend. I look forward to our adventures and time together. This weekend is sure to do our hearts some good!!! We never know what lies ahead, and looking back can cause you to miss the direction you should be headed.
I shot this on some no name road, between here and there while on a ‘bathroom’ stop. Indiana is beautiful this time of year!!! (Fall time, that is)
For Halloween I didn’t go out, or party or drink or whatever you do on Halloween now. I just stayed in with Hannah and we gave out candy to the kids that came to her house, which wasn’t many, because of the cold and snow. Yeah, it was kind of crazy that it snowed on Halloween this year. But it was still a fun night with ghost stories and a Halloween story.
While the leaves have not been the most spectacular this year, there are still some very pretty trees around. This is a Norway Maple that had turned a beautiful solid yellow and when you looked up the branches contrasted perfectly.
Another beautiful morning in the Ecolab. I was actually in class when I got to take this shot. We were told to go take pictures of the fall colors and do portraits. I just focused on the colors and ended up modeling for the portraits and helping some other people get their shots. It was a good morning for shooting, though it was a little cold.
Today I went to a beautiful bridge and another waterfall that is close to the Ecolab. The area is filled with various stone structures, like bridges, cisterns, pump houses and a coach house. All relics from the wealthy businessmen that used to live here. They make for some interesting shots and this is one of the best bridges on the property.
It is amazing how diverse the flora and fauna truly is. All it takes is a closer look. Having worked in the Ecolab with a Restoration Ecologist for only a few weeks, it is amazing how much I am learning and seeing. There are so many plants, trees and insects that I would have never noticed if they hadn’t been pointed out. For example this little plant, which is called Northern Sea Oats. It is fairly small and easily overlooked, but it is so pretty. In the fall they are full of different colors from green, to yellow, to this maroon color. This world and the things that inhabit it are incredibly wonderful. So take a closer look next time you are out and about.
So this little, mini waterfall isn’t actually in the Ecolab. It is in an adjoining property that I found a while back and now explore from time to time. I think Brandy may have also shot this waterfall at one point. I walked past it today and I looked so pretty, so I stopped and got a few photos, trying to get a decent picture without my tripod.
Another day of shooting for the Ecolab and there are so many wildflowers still blooming. I came up on this patch of what I think is Swamp Aster (I could be wrong, I’m very new to learning the plants) and found it full of bumblebees. They were buzzing along like it was summer and not late mid October. Of course I had to stop and get a few shots of them.