Thursday, April 29, 2010

A RETURN TO ROCKSTALL NATURE PRESERVE WITH A SCENIC EYE TO THE SKY

EXPLORING CLOSE TO HOME LANCASTER,OHIO

OSIYO AND WELCOME

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A RETURN TO ROCKSTALL NATURE PRESERVE IN THE HOCKING HILLS NEAR LANCASTER,OHIO WITH AN EYE TO THE SKY.

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THEN LINDA AND I MET AN ARCHAEOLOGIST FROM THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY HIKING IN THE AREA. AND HE TOLD US, “MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE INDIAN MILLSTONE.”  WITH A LITTLE HUNTING WE FOUND:

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INDIANS used millstone functionality to process grains, nuts and other vegetable food products for consumption. how would you like to process grain in a hole made in blackhand sandstone?

I REALLY LIKE THIS WATERFALL. DO YOU THINK THE FALLEN TREE LOOKS LIKE A MAN STANDING IN THE FALLS?

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LINDA KEPT TELLING ME IT WAS TIME TO GO

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FRAMEDMOON AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPING BY  and Do-da-da-go-hv-i. (In the Cherokee language there is no word for "good-bye"; instead, there is Do-nv-da-go-hv-i), meaning "until we meet again."

IF YOU HAVE THE TIME/INCLINATION THIS IS A NEAT VIDEO.

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11 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nice hike! I'm with Linda though -- I want to be home when the sun starts going down. That tree does look like a person down there. I've seen those grinder rocks in places where we've been -- it really does make you think about how hard people used to work.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and fantastic shots !!Loved the Natural beauty !!

Sylvia K said...

What a great hike, Joe! Marvelous captures! Love looking up at the sky through the trees! The tree does look like a man/person. The grinder rocks are really interesting -- hope we all appreciate how good we have it these days!! Have a wonderful weekend.!

Sylvia

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Joe, Love the sky pictures at Rockstall... Your trees are getting LEAVES now. Yeah!!!

That one tree you pictured is amazing... WOW!!!!

Enjoyed seeing the Indian millstone also.

And that MAN is enjoying that waterfall almost as much as I enjoyed it.... ha ha

Betsy

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Snowbrush said...

Great pictures, Joe. I haven't seen a view up through the trees like that since the last time I got too drunk to walk and had to lie on my back on the ground. Of course, pretty soon I had to throw up (something to do with the clouds spinning round and round), so I thought it wise to get off my back and onto my side.

Ann said...

Hey says the stick man, can't a man have some privacy when he is having a shower?

I always want to stand under the waterfall.

bettyl said...

Tree are amazing how they hang on in precarious places.

You always have some fantastic views! Thanks for sharing them with us!

SandyCarlson said...

So very, very beautiful. I feel refreshed!

hummer said...

Beautiful get away. Ohio has some wonderful sites. I have never been there. Thank you for commenting on my blog. You have a knack of finding interesting shots.

Tony Letts said...

wonderful photos as ever Joe