|the 73' sinkhole it|
|the water-trickle lol|
It was certainly not a total loss because my hiking did yield some very lovely foliage and a very sweet lake and beautiful 'reflection' pictures.
|sun playing peek-a-boo|
|a bloomin' pine cone!|
|covered foot bridge to the lake|
|reflection along the lake|
|long leaf pine tree|
|another view of the bridge|
However, I truly believe that the main attraction here was the delightful woman at the ranger station that greeted me when I arrived. Bright Spot - Kim got so tickled with my quotes that she walked around Van-Go and took pics of each one! She thanked me for spreading joy with her lovely smile! It was one heck of a welcome for me! Then when I went to get (no)firewood, Kim was so excited to show me something...she was even gonna come to my site had I not shown up at the ranger station. One of the pictures she took was glazed with streams of sunlight that showed up PINK! It was absolutely beautiful. None of the other pictures had any sunlight on them. The quote was "Nothing is impossible...even the word says I'm POSSIBLE." I returned to see her the next day to figure out how to get the picture to me and she was making a very unique garland for the station's light decorations.
|finished product...how cool!|
|supplies for garland around the lights|