Friday, June 24, 2011

West State Street Park Bike Path

One of my favorite spots in all of Athens is the section of the bike path that leads towards The Plains from West State Street Park.  There is so much to see and it is beautifully wooded and elegant in nature.  I love it.  Each year in the spring I make a trek to the path several times to watch the wildflowers bloom and to smell the beauty of nature.  Seriously, this is a place that makes me like Athens.  (Just a little, mind you.)

So, tonight I set off after dinner for a late evening stroll.  I didn't arrive until almost 8 and walked until after 9.  I only went about 2.5 miles but it took me forever.  Mainly because I was stopping constantly to take pictures.  There weren't that many other people on the path but I'm sure I looked like a crazy person to those who did pass me when half of my body was up under some tree or bush trying to get a good shot. 

And, I find I am becoming obsessive with getting a 'good' shot.  I took over 150 pictures while on a 1.25 hour walk!  Then home to obsess some more about which ones are good and which ones are just okay and worthy to be kept.  The good ones I'll put on here.  There are only 11, and even those aren't by any stretch that good, but I like them.  I hope you do too!

I decided not to caption these as they hopefully speak for themselves.  The only thing I will say is that this last picture is one of my favorite.  I 'followed' this lovely bird for several minutes and have about 15 pictures just of him.  Now, anyone who really knows me knows, I hate birds.  Except, that is, for birds of prey.  I love hawks, owls, eagles, falcons (Ay-Ziggy-Zoomba!!!) and all other birds who kill large and small birds and animals.  I love birds of prey.  All other birds I hate, (they are dirty, nasty, disgusting and stupid.)  So, this is one of my favorite pictures as this is a bird I adore!

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