All Seasons Hiking: Photojourney
Hiking at Ripples is amazing.
Bluffs, stone walls, picturesque hills, mountains, creeks and tiny waterfalls are spectacular, yet also uniquely special are the sometimes unseen plants and wildlife. There is too much to capture in just one photojourney post, so we’ll be making many more! We live on an historic pear farm with rolling hills that beautifully capture what is meant by “amber waves of grain.” When it’s partly cloudy and windy, cloud shadows dash across the grass faster than I can run. In summer, there is lush green everywhere and the hills look like bowls of broccoli. Fall is a painter’s palette of autumn colors that sprinkle the stone wall and trails with leaves. Winter still offers a surprising amount of greens and yellows, but adds dancing frost flowers into the mix. Moss is present on tree roots and large rocks even in wintertime. Spring is supposedly full of tree blossoms and wildflowers, but we haven’t quite experienced them yet. Stay tuned and we will share this magical journey with you!