Monday, September 14, 2009

Buck's Pocket

ROAD TRIP!!Buck's Pocket State Park is not more than a 35 mile drive from home.
Now let me tell you...if you suffer from a fear of heights like me, you may have a bit of an issue here.
As you can see I liked to keep my feet firmly in the woods. But every chicken must go out on a limb sometimes...if only there was a rail. What a stunning place.I didn't see any birds...but I really didn't spend much time looking up. Mostly I looked at Morgan making sure I was close to her and she wasn't close to any edges. Every view was stunning and the trees beautiful. The rest of the photos are courtesy of my brave husband. He spent way too much time hanging over edges and traversing steep grades.Many rock edges looked like this,and underneath looked like this, and this. Luckily for me there were some places with a rail so I could hang over the edge with a smile on my face. Buck's Pocket. Another beautiful place to be in Northern Alabama.

20 comments:

Kerry Hawkins said...

Looks so beautiful, I am afraid of heights, too. You were brave

Jenny said...

Hi Evie, this looks like a stunning place. Will have to look it up on GE to see where it is from you. NE? I love that shot of you and Morgan. Well done hub! (-:

HANNIBAL said...

Looks amazing! Great scenic photos!

Salix said...

Beautiful! Reminds me of Letchworth State Park NY - have to go there soon again.
Lene

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

GULP! I find I can't make myself look up if there's down to worry about! Such a magnificent place.

I adore the photo of you and Morgan.

Debbie said...

I wanna live there! It's so beautiful, unlike here!

Roy said...

Amazing scenery Evie.
Just love the photo of you and Morgan.
Your not the only great photographer in the family. {:)

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Buck's Pocket is incredibly beautiful, Eve. I'm glad you and the family went there for an outing! LOVELY photos - you'll have to go back when autumn arrives!!!

Tina said...

I am also not one for heights, Eve and you are a brave girl..I had to laugh when you said you didn't see any birds b/c you weren't looking up..that would be me for sure..I'm such a chicken when it comes to looking over edges..
good thing everyone was sure footed and all came out well.
sure looks like a neat place...glad you took all those pixs..now I don't have to visit there if I ever come to Alabama!! tee he

dog trot farm said...

What a great family trek, it's everything you said it was and more. I see there is another professional photographer in the house, great pictures Mr.S.!

A New England Life said...

Even with a railing I'm still not sure I could lean out! Heights really bother me too.

Wonderful place! Luckily your husband took some great shots of the view. The layers and layers are rock really show the history of the park.

Yvonne aka Country Gardener said...

Wow, makes me realize that I haven't got the foggiest idea of what the topography of Alabama is like. Lovely!

Stephen Baird said...

Wow Eve ... these are great. Nice composition too!
NikonSniper Steve

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Hi Eve- I'm so glad that you got a chance to visit Buck's Pocket! The legend is that that is where defeated politicians that have lost the governor's race go after losing the election. As you discovered- the "drops" at Buck's Pocket are extraordinary! I will only take my older kids there as it is just too easy to fall without railings for someone who is careless. That canyon is the deepest canyon this side of the Mississippi River. Great photos!

Steve B said...

Looks like a pretty cool place to go hiking. Thanks for hanging on. Height is not a problem as long as you're the one leaning over with the camere!

Rural Rambler said...

Buck's Pocket. What a cool name and I am going to google. I was wondering about some history and Daniel provided some. We were in Alabama a little over a year and never saw that part of the state.

Just awesome pictures and love seeing you and Morgan.

The Early Birder said...

Great scenery Evie. Reminded me of places I used to climb as a youngster but now I'm not so keen to be up a ladder!! FAB

Eve said...

Thanks all I'm glad you enjoyed the trip!
Jenny it is Southeast from me. I'll have to help you out with the find. If you click on the title of the post it should take you to a website.

Mary said...

What spectacular scenery! Very pretty place! I'd stay away from the edges, too. What a strange name...Buck's Pocket.....wonder why they named it that.

Bird Girl said...

Gee Eve, I was gettin' dizzy just looking at these pictures! I'm not afraid of heights...but...they do give me vertigo or something! It is a beautiful place and you guys got some great pictures but my favorite is that last one of you and Morgan - I can see the 'little girl' in your face - you are so full of life - I think Morgan took good care of you ;-)She is a little doll!