My, my, my hikin’ shoes

Due to a catastrophic computer fail, and my increasing lack of effort and enthusiasm… I’ve abandoned the attempt to complete my first 365Project. I gave it the ol’ college try, but sadly, I just couldn’t sustain it.

Now, that I’ve dispense with that bit of distasteful housekeeping, on to my weekly photo hike. I will never give these up, they keep me sane…

Last time I tried to visit Saturday’s venue, I forgot my hiking shoes… I came better prepared this time, and even brought water and a change of clothes.

As I hoped, the pitcher plants at Tarklin Bayou Preserve were in bloom. This state preserve is one of the only locations, in all my hikes, that I’ve seen them. The fields were full of the carnivorous beauties, and I hope they were overflowing with pesky mosquitoes.

I also jogged (read: drove) down the road a short distance and stopped in at Big Lagoon State Park.

Both parks are close to Naval Air Station, Pensacola.

(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4)

For more photos, please visit my Flickr photostream or my 365 Project Page.

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26 thoughts on “My, my, my hikin’ shoes

  1. Simply stunning. I would love to have a chance to explore your ‘neighbourhood’, every week it is something new and beautiful that you share with us. I love the picture of the yellow flower, even if it does have a creature with a few too many legs on it!


  2. I love the way your photos take me to places I can’t get to… at least at this point in my life. The pitcher plants are amazing and it makes me happy to think of them filled with mosquitoes. And as much as I dislike spiders, I LOVE the shot of the yellow flower. Such great color and perspective.


  3. You find the most beautiful views. It can be the most basic, and I swear, you find the very best angle! 😀

    And 😦 on abandoning the P365. You can always try again later. It took me several fits and starts, and now I’m on Year #3 for it 😀


    1. I think 365 is like NaBloPoMo. I typically write/post and photography something everyday anyway, but when I feel obligated to do it, it makes it seem harder to do, and takes the fun out of it…. know what I mean? It’s so much easier when it’s spontaneous.


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