Friday, April 8, 2011

Freaky Friday

It has been an exceptionally long time since I blogged, not because I forgot about the blog or didn't have any ideas or adventures to share..... I just took a break. Sometimes it is good to step away from a thing for a while.
Today my blogifying resumes with a post I call "Freaky Friday" because I'm sharing a couple things that are, shall we say, odd.

While hiking yesterday on Old Settlers Trail in the National Park, we encountered 2 very interesting things:

An emerging plant (appears to be mayapple) pushes its way up through the soil and directly into the opening of an empty, sun bleached snail shell, lifting it off the ground. Amazing!

I have seen a lot of hand carved grave markers around the park, many are so old you can't read them anymore.
This is one is somewhat legible but the drawing is still perfect - a hand with index finger pointing up to Heaven. Fantastic!


PoetessWug said...

The plant through the snail shell....WOW!! How cool is that?!! ^_^

Jen said...

Pretty wild, right?!

Trail Guy said...

Hey Jen, just browsed into your blog and thought I'd say hello. Glad that you're getting back into your blogging after a bit of a break. The photos from your hike last fall were phenomenal.

I live in the pacific northwest now but miss the changing colors of fall on the east coast. I went to school in Connecticut.

Hoping to make a trip to the Smoky Mountains NP sometime this next year...planning to do a section of the AT. ;-)

Anyway...enjoyed your post. Keep Blogging!

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by, Trail Guy! I hope you'll be able to make it to the Smokies for your trip, I never cease to be amazed how fantastic it is here :-) We're always talking about taking a tour through the northwest, maybe someday we'll get around to it.... there's just too many places I want to see heheh

Greg said...

Hey there, I've always loved a cemetery headstone, but I can't say I've seen one with an inscription of a hand like that before! It's great!