Monday, April 13, 2015

Adam Falls at Linn Run...

Now that the weather is getting nicer, I'm determined to venture forth a little more.  It's hard for me, because I naturally gravitate towards work.  I guess that's because the work that I do is more than just a job, but a calling.  I love what I do.  Creativity is my passion.  The problem with this though is that it's easy to become myopic.  This is particularly dangerous for me, because I draw a lot of energy and inspiration from the world around me.  Without this stimulus, I find it (increasingly) harder to create.

In the interest of sanity and productivity, I've settled on making small trips to stretch my mind and legs.  Today's adventure includes a trip to Adam Falls in Linn Run.

This picture is slightly deceptive.  Without anything for scale, it looks like it could be a small waterfall in a water feature in someone's yard.  In actuality, this is quite impressive!  The logs at the bottom of the waterfall are huge tree trunks... not branch fragments.  The tree seemingly growing out of the rock isn't a little sapling... it's a massive oak tree!

The mile-long trail that circles above the waterfall is quite rocky and a little tricky to maneuver across.  But the rock-studded landscape is beautiful.

Along the path, there are old cabins that burnt out long ago.  The chimneys seem like they're barely standing, but they endure!

Here's a seed pod that I took a picture of along the way back to the car.  I believe it comes from a cucumbertree magnolia.

Another artifact found from the burnt out cabins.  It may just be an old, rusty bed spring, but I love the way it makes a spiral.  It's almost hypnotic how it draws the eye in towards the center.  It tells a story of what once was.

1 comment:

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Beautiful photos! I think Western PA has some of the most scenic areas. Don't you find that outdoor excursions often provide creative inspiration?