Saturday, January 3, 2009

desoto falls

straight out of the camera....hubby and i took a few days and went to desoto falls state park in eastern alabama to start the new year for a nice lil get-away. here is the upper desoto falls, which are just outside of the park.

hubby is developing a passion for photography. this photo of the lower part of desoto falls is one he took...
lodge falls, located guessed it, the lodge. we hiked to these 2 falls our first day. temperatures were mild, it was a sunny day, and the hike easy...perfect. :)
our 2nd morning was a bit cooler. started out with temperatures in 30's. we began the hike with 1000 foot boardwalk...really nice, but then the paths got a little rockier, but still a nice walk.
indian falls...there was a foot bridge over this one that provided a nice view from above.
laurel falls are only about 6 feet high, but very pretty. this was our 3rd day and the hike was a bit steeper and rockier. even though it was pretty cold this morning, i warmed up quickly.

the last one is lost falls...because when there is no rain, these falls disappear. if you look closely, you can see icicles hanging from the ledge.

have any photos you want to share straight out of the camera?? check out Murrieta 365: SOOC Sunday #11.


Monica said...

How beautiful! I want to go there and explore. :-)

Thank you for taking us along virtually.


Jan said...

Thanks for joining in. What a great SOOC post. Love going on your hike and the photos.

Shellmo said...

Beautiful photos of the falls and that boardwalk!

Linda :) said...

What a beautiful get away you had!

MyMaracas said...

Your photos are postcard perfect! Thanks for for posting these beautiful scenes. It sounds like a wonderful place to get away.

a corgi said...

those are all great pictures! so glad your hubby is getting into the hobby too! something the two of you can do together as you go out exploring different places! I can imagine just wanting to spend days at Desoto Falls; such a pretty area!!

I think its neat to start the new year off with a little getaway!! Happy new year to you and your hubby Gina


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cw2smom said...

Lovely shots! Looks like a great place to visit and for photo ops! My favorite...the boardwalk! All are well done! Blessings, Lisa

madcobug said...

Thses are just beautiful. Wish Ken and I were physically able to hike like that. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Helen

Anonymous said...

I like this place a lot. You guys captured some great beauty here. I've hiked the Appalachian Trail, so I've been through some similar habitat in Georgia. I heard they extended the trail to include Alabama, so I hope to come and visit this State someday.

June said...

I remember the first time I drove through Eastern Alabama...on my way to Mongtomery on business. I was taken with and a bit surprised by its beauty. Just never thought of this kind of landscape in Alabama...just didn't think it through. Anyhow, this place looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing it so well!

Kerri said...

WOW! Fabulous images!

Meg said...

I am definitely dragging Ole Boy there this year...Lord willing. Great shots!

Anonymous said...

My picture looks fantastic on your blog...LOL! Just remember these famous words from Johnny Horton:

"North to Alaska, north, the rush is on"

T and S said...

Amazing series of images of the falls Gina.

Thank you for your kind comments and here's wishing you a wonderful year ahead

splummer said...

Those are some awesome water falls!!! Thanks for sharing your trip! Have a great day!


Dianne said...

these are all amazing!!

I love all the shadows and the angles of the wooden foot bridge

and the falls photo on the top post is also beautiful

fishing guy said...

Gina: A beautiful series and captures that good don't need changing.

Barb said...

I love waterfalls and these are amazing! Wonderful photos --- I can hear the water rushing!

Julie said...

These are all beautiful, I love the wooden path, reminds me of one at a nature park we go to.

Gerry said...

I love these photos. Very nice. I did like that boardwalk, too. It is not hard to develop a passion for photography if you just take a few great photos. My two sisters both got digital cameras for Xmas, so now are learning how to upload them to pictures and so on. They both have been doing books so they need cameras! Gerry

Lisa said...

Gosh what a beautiful place and your pictures are fantastic!! It sure looks like the perfect place for a getaway and what a great start to 2009. Happy New Year to you & yours.

Lickety-Split at Mountain Laurel Inn B&B said...

What great photos! I live right here at DeSoto Falls and those pictures inspire me to go out hiking again soon. You were lucky to get some sunshine since fog has been the most prevalent lately. Maybe my camera can capture half of the beauty that your did. Thanks for sharing them.

Jama said...

What a great place to be! this is something our country don't have, waterfall...awesome photos.

MariesImages said...

I love the last one, but they are all wonderful!

Ann LRD said...

Wow look at you! Greg would love these, too:) I know I do!


Jeannette said...

What a beautiful place Gina! I wish I was there right now, I love waterfalls and river scenery. Jeannette xx

MariesImages said...

I love your waterfalls!!!

MariesImages said...

I love your waterfalls!!!

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