Five Fun Facts About Lake Guntersville Recreation Area

Five Facts About Lake Guntersville Recreation Area 1. Make a Getaway. I like to describe a place as "If you go you won't see anyone that you know". Such is Lake Guntersville Recreation Area. It is quiet. Unbothered. Serene. Peaceful. 2. Immerse in Greenspace. The lawns are lush. Plenty of room for kids to romp … Continue reading Five Fun Facts About Lake Guntersville Recreation Area

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Waiting beside still water

Lessons learned from Water Fowl

Lessons learned from water fowl: I happened upon three species of waterfowl while visiting Big Spring Park in Huntsville, Alabama. Each species - Geese, Egret - Ducks - were waiting beside still water. Neither species immediately dived in at the moment I was there. I watched them carefully and it was as if their were … Continue reading Waiting beside still water

4 Fun Features of Alms House Trail at Monte Sano Preserve

Four fun Facts about Alms House Trail at Monte Sano Preserve 1. Rocky & Remote. Get ready for a fun, fast, textured hike. the trails are rocky sometimes, but isn't that the nature of a hike! The trails offer a  serene & peaceful getaway just moments away from bustling downtown. 2. Loop Options. I accessed the … Continue reading 4 Fun Features of Alms House Trail at Monte Sano Preserve

The Bark of the Bald Cypress

I had the privilege of learning about bark of the Bald Cypress while visiting Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, Alabama. The Bald Cypress wood is rot-resistant and its strength enables it to withstand strong winds without overturning. Plus, according the National Wildlife Refuge, “Since they tend to grow along rivers and in wetlands, they … Continue reading The Bark of the Bald Cypress

Travel Theme: March: Marching for Voting Rights

Fifty years ago in March 1965, marchers sought to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in an effort to achieve the right to register to vote.  The first attempt is remembered as Bloody Sunday because the peaceful protest evolved in to law enforcement beating marchers with billy clubs and blood ran in the […]

Which Way Challenge 1/16/17

I enjoy reading signs and I fell in love with this path marker yesterday at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. In order to fully experience the Whooping Cranes and the Sandhill Cranes, observers were encouraged to keep the noise down. Check out Cee’s Which Way Challenge for inspiration on signs, paths, roads, bridges, etc.

Meet the Cranes

Apparently there are only about 600 whooping cranes in the United States and today, I got to see 2 of them! According to the national wildlife park rangers, There are two flyways: one flyway bears about 300 cranes and the other about 100 cranes. Of the 100 cranes on the second flyway, about 20 winter … Continue reading Meet the Cranes

Weekly Photo Challenge: Names

Think Travyon Martin.  Think Jordan Davis. Think Oscar Grant at Fruitvale Station. Think Central Park Five. OK. Now rewind the clock 80 years. And envision life in the South. It is 1931 . Enter the Scottsboro Boys. In all of these cases young men were mercilessly falsely accused. Lives were ruined and the course of […]

Bloody Sunday 2015

Fifty years ago in March 1965, marchers sought to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in an effort to achieve the right to register to vote.  The first attempt is remembered as Bloody Sunday because the peaceful protest evolved in to law enforcement beating marchers with billy clubs and blood ran in the … Continue reading Bloody Sunday 2015