No, just kidding. I put myself all over the place. Shameless self promotion on Facebook, Stumble-Upon, on photo upload blogs and on my Pinterest page have gotten those hits. I've worked hard to garner that attention. Yippee!
Now, back to the pictures and the shameless self promotion. :) (Obviously I'm in a mood tonight. Sorry. My medications must be off. I'll try to self adjust.)
On Sunday, I hiked at Strouds Run State Park. This is my favorite place to hike. I tried a new trail and was rewarded with scenic vistas of beautiful rock croppings, lovely trees, and a BRUTAL climb. Seriously. It was mean. I had no idea what I was headed for. When I saw the initial hill, I thought, "hmmm..I need to get back in the game, go for it Dee!" Then, halfway up, huffing and puffing and feeling like I was going to fall over (literally over the side of the ravine) I was too stubborn to give up.
So on I went. Multiple times throughout the hike, I almost fell. It would have been a fall to my death. At least I pray it would have been. But, some of the pictures I got were really good and I felt AMAZING after my hike. Really strong, really powerful and really tired.
Now, without further ado and babbling. Here are the first set of shots. I hope you like them. Because seriously, I risked my life for some of these. Honestly, I did. (Well, not many in this set, more in the second set of photos.) Steep cliffs. Ravines. All by myself. In the woods of Southern Ohio. Wow, I am a daredevil! Never knew I was so brave (or stupid), huh?
Enjoy the photos!