Friday, November 15, 2013

Indian Rocks Walk on Veteran’s Day 2013

On Veteran’s Day we visited Indian Rocks up on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The sky was so blue, but it was dark in the area with the huge boulders. 
There were shadows everywhere. MY imagination went crazy as we walked through the area.

I teased Buddy and called him Chief Foxfire on the way to a pow wow.

I can just see all the tribal elders seated in a circular fashion in this area
 that makes me think of a rock filled amphitheater.

This would have made a great place for the children to play Hide and Seek.

A centinal post???

 The War God Is Watching You

 And So Is the One Eyed God

Why do we always have to have the graffiti?

 This rock formation makes me think of a sculpture 
depicting a mother consoling her child.

More graffiti...why???

Here I am, Princess Baga, taking another rest. I take a lot of these now when we are out hiking around and about. The view up through the trees was drop dead gorgeous, and the rock was cold as ice. My hat is an on 40’s styled one handmade in Seattle where my middle son works. It is wool and is lined with a thin of my treasures. Yes, it is red! I LOVE red!

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
 Wash your spirit clean.
~John Muir

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  1. Graffiti is a funny thing. I don't mind it on abandoned buildings, train bridges, etc, but I despise it on natural things like rocks. I love these views!

  2. what a neat area. it is sad about the graffiti.

  3. Looks like the exact kind of place that I would love.

  4. What a lovely place to hike. The rocks are splendid!

  5. That looks like a really interesting place - I bet it changes a lot with the changing light of the day.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  6. I see rock shapes as I do a key to imaginative places. Love the variety of shape and height in these rocks. So lovely.

  7. Exquisite pictures, this rocky forest is wonderful!

  8. Hey There Genie Girl - I loved this post, because it looks like New Brunswick. We have lots of stone, boulders, high faced stones, and just ordinary small rocks n pebbles. What great photos, felt as though I was there behind one of those stones, playing hide n seek. I got to play cowboy in all my gear at a neighbour's kids 4th birthday the other day. Put on all my gear, showed up, told some cowboy tales and ate cake n ice cream by the name of "Jingles" Johnston. he,he

  9. I love rocks so this post appealed to me very much.

  10. A princess should be carried through the shadows in a palanquin, don't you think? ;)

    Shadowy Riddles

  11. Kids would love to play hide and seek and cowboys and Indians etc. in that area. I would love it too!

  12. Oh, what a wonderful place to hike indeed!! I love those rocks! A terrific post for the day, Genie!! Thanks so much for sharing! I would love to have a hat like that!!! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!!

  13. That is such a majestic area! I would really love to see it. I was reminded of Rock City on Mt. Diablo near Concord California. We used to picnic there when I was growing up.

  14. That second photo is a real winner!

  15. looks like an amazing place to hike. the sky was a beautiful blue and the shadows are endless!!!