Along the Wild Atlantic Way just south of Fanore, County Clare. A limestone world.
These two were doing their thing in the woods just off a path in Arabia Quarry today. I think perhaps black racer snakes from the narrowness and greenish-hue. Beautiful creatures.
Beautiful 70 degree January day in Georgia. Great opportunity to get out. This is a lovely 5.5 mile hike around Red Top Mountain looking down at Allatoona Lake and the Etowah River. Highly enjoyable, though we weren’t the only ones with the idea so the trail (and the car park) were rather crowded.
If your imagination is good enough, you could almost talk yourself into believing this rocky shoreline was the wonderful Maine coast and not north Georgia. Of course this was also a lot closer.
Given how annoying Atlanta traffic can be, I’m very happy to live close-in. But one thing I am very envious of when it comes to the outer suburbs is Gwinnett County’s excellent network of parks and green space. Little Mulberry is a good example, a beautiful little lake surrounded by a paved trail with plenty of dirt offshoots running in every directions. We caught it a bit too late for Fall leaves, which were likely spectacular only a few days or weeks ago, but was a nice, relaxing few miles on a Fall Sunday.
Coyotes are in the canine family, so perhaps not supposed to eat too much turkey meat. But no way I’m going to tell him.
This park is one of the best kept secrets in greater Atlanta, a post-apocalyptic feeling wilderness filled with beauty and desolation and wonder. Just don’t go in the summer: The heat radiating off of the rock creates the conditions that give Arabia its name. On a 60 degree day in November, it is heavenly.
300 miles of pines…