28 September 2014

Grotto Falls

Taken on 26 September 2014 at Grotto Falls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee.

We saw a couple of salamanders thanks to another hiker who showed them to us.  Otherwise, we wouldn't have spotted them on our own.  They were tiny and their colors provided a perfect camouflage.

27 September 2014

A Dog, a Bird and a Snake

We're now camping in Sevierville, Tennessee near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Not all our morning walks are as exciting as this one.  Taken in September 2014.

Along the Little Pigeon River

Great Blue Heron

I was busy taking pictures of the heron when something suddenly moved near where I was standing.  It was a Common Garter Snake (later identified as non-venomous, whew!).  This is the only photo I was able to snap for it was quick as a bunny. I startled the poor thing as much as it startled me. 

Little Pigeon River

25 September 2014

Laurel Falls

The trail that leads all the way to Laurel Falls is the very first paved one I've been on.  It's an easy 2.6-mile hike (round trip), immensely popular and, therefore, very crowded! And yes, dogs are not allowed :(

Taken on 23 September 2014 at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee.

Fall is slowly creeping in.

10 September 2014

Walking with Dinosaurs

Taken on 29 August 2014 at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

Or in my case, photographing the dinosaurs.

Meanwhile, I had myself homo 'neanderthalensisized' at the Human Origins Exhibit.  I'm not sure how they captured my early morning look in the afternoon ... ha!

09 September 2014

Race Point Beach

We were camping in Bellingham, MA but we just had to go back to Cape Cod even if meant driving for 2 hours / 100 or so miles.  We visited another dog-friendly beach called Race Point in Provincetown.  We came prepared this time ... with our brand spanking new sportbrella.  How bout them apples???

Taken on 26 August 2014 at Race Point Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

"Where are you going, Mommy-moms?"

"Where is she going, Daddy-dads?"