While today was a busy day of house work, laundry, haircuts, etc., I did find time to take walks into the Dells. Yes, I said walks with an “s”. Nice to get out and look around again!
Every day I’ve notice the sea of flowers near Watson Lake as I drive home along 89. Going to or coming from work normally doesn’t leave one wanting to stop and smell the flowers….but it does make you wish you could. Today I had the opportunity to stop.
Not only did I stop, but I walked out into them too. You know, living in AZ you should really watch yourself walking into high grass or any other type of ground cover. I scared the tar out of a HUGE snake, and it scared me too!
Last year at this time this same area didn’t have a sea of flowers. It was still an interesting scene, but nothing like the one I saw today.
While setting up a cyclist passed me on the trail. He looked back and stated, “Good spot.” I heard his wheels rolling off, then they stopped. He decided to turn around and break out his camera. Yup, a very good spot indeed!
After walking around in the tall growth tempting fate with snakes I decided to stick to the trail a little more. The flowers made the scene in any direction look cool. Since I like the flowers so much I decided to play with some other shots without me in them!
This particular shot makes me think back to my flower photos along Route 66. That was a fun trip for sure. And today’s walk was fun.
Finally I wrapped up my afternoon walk and returned home. A little dinner, a little nap attempt (and failure), and finally one last walk out into the Dells. The sun was setting and I was hoping to catch it before it went all the way down.
Unfortunately by the time I got up into the rocks the sun had already set. Still, the clouds and the horizon looked pretty cool. I sat and watched for a while, I took a few photos, and I did a setup shot that sort of shows you what sitting and watching in the Dells looks like. 😉