The Cabin Trail

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The Cabin Trail

Michelle Alton level-classic 6/7/2012 2:50:53 AM


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Some of the wildflowers that were in bloom that day.
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Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 6/7/2012 3:09:37 AM

We had a similar problem at Honor Heights Park in Muskogee. We had 2 really bad ice storms that destroyed about half of the park's flowering trees, and the next year a severe drought (still ongoing) that destroyed over half the azaleas. They are just now getting around to doing some replanting. This is their second replanting..the first one didn't take due to the dry conditions. It will never look like it used to in my lifetime. It makes me very sad. I used to go over there several times a week in the spring, this year I went twice. #10171276

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 6/7/2012 3:11:35 AM

Wonderful comp on this with great lines, Michelle! #10171278

Karen E. Michaels level-classic 6/7/2012 3:18:50 AM

I like you POV and the composition is superb, Michelle. #10171293

Danny B. Head level-classic 6/7/2012 3:23:24 AM

Nice capture and story. Good to hear things are on the road to recovery. Like the wildflower images as well. #10171297

Jack Gaskin level-classic 6/7/2012 5:09:04 AM

Lovely Flowers for the Cozy Cabin & YES THATS WHAT DEER DO...

Jack #10171433

Lynn M. Whitt level-classic 6/7/2012 5:15:49 AM

Beautiful place and great pov. I like the flowers also. #10171445

Monnie Ryan level-classic 6/7/2012 6:55:18 AM

Love the perspective and composition, Michelle (and the wildflowers, too)! #10171558

Emile Abbott level-classic 6/7/2012 8:23:04 AM

Glad to hear repair is underway. All captures are fantastic Michelle. Like the steps as leading lines and the POV. #10171658

JudyAnn Rector level-classic 6/7/2012 10:26:07 AM

Very lovely, Michelle. #10171779

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 6/7/2012 12:23:32 PM

Excellant comp and POV..love the leading line of the stairs. Wonderful light, tones and deatil. #10171897

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 6/7/2012 2:44:41 PM

We here in Alabama certainly suffered from the tornadoes, many lives were lost as well as homes, property, etc.

Your image shows much beauty, love your composition Michelle, well done!

jo ann c. #10172028

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 6/7/2012 2:44:57 PM

We here in Alabama certainly suffered from the tornadoes, many lives were lost as well as homes, property, etc.

Your image shows much beauty, love your composition Michelle, well done!

jo ann c. #10172029

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 6/7/2012 2:53:27 PM

Always hard to see the destruction that can happen so quickly. As Jo Ann mentioned, in Alabama here we have seen so much of it in property and life.
I am so glad you were able to get some of these beautiful pictures for a keepsake, also serving as a reminder that with time and care these places can make a comeback.
Marvelous photo journal work my friend. #10172047

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 6/7/2012 3:29:38 PM

Looks like a beautiful park. Love the ladyslippers #10172094

Tammy Espino level-classic 6/7/2012 4:10:25 PM

Beautiful capture!! #10172143

Ann H. Belus level-classic 6/7/2012 10:33:17 PM

Beautiful place to visit and so very well captured, Michelle! I love the lush, greenery. We just left this kind of scenery in Oregon and now down here in So Cal, everything is turning brown...including our lawn! Somehow the sprinklers got turned off while we were away. So glad they were able to restore this park. #10172431

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 6/8/2012 4:44:47 AM

Beautiful series, Michelle! Your main image is so inviting, and the flowers are gorgeous!

Debby #10172626

Neal D. Hatcher level-classic 6/8/2012 6:23:09 AM

Beautiful-Iwould love to visit there #10172745

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic 6/8/2012 7:37:12 AM

A sad but wonderful ending that the park is being restored. Beautiful work Michelle! #10172793

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 6/8/2012 1:53:33 PM

Beautiful capture Michelle of this little log cabin, did Little Red Riding Hood happen to be home with Grandma. #10173198

Ken Smith level-classic 6/8/2012 6:28:52 PM

What a beautiful area...and very cool to see those orchids growing in the wild. Excellent, Michelle! #10173685

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 6/10/2012 12:51:08 AM

Excellent composition and the 'green' makes this image very appealing,Michelle!! #10174622

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 6/10/2012 11:37:45 AM

Beautiful shot, great comp and color. Good to hear of the restoration. #10175057

Jill Odice level-classic 6/14/2012 9:27:36 AM

How devastating! Looks like it's well on it's way back to being restored. A beautiful tranquil scene Michelle! #10179975

Veronica S. McGinnity level-classic 7/11/2012 9:58:15 AM

Beautiful picture! Enjoyed looking thru your gallery :) #10224882

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Description


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One of the trails at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.
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The park was devastated last year, first from the ravages of Hurricane Irene and then from the deluges of the damaging storms that followed.
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Trees fell like dominoes, the pond was destroyed, bridges were washed away. But the worst blow to the park was that the 10-foot wrought iron fence and gate that surrounded the park were trashed, allowing deer to "have their way" with the abundant blossoms.
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This was shot on May 3. The deer fence is back up (though I do not know how or IF the deer were taken out), the bridges have been repaired, a new pond is being constructed in a "safer" location. All the work has been done with donated funds.
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It's a wonderful place to take your family, if you are in the area.
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Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/25 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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