Lucy came to visit me in KY and today we went on an adventure toward Garden of the Gods in the Shawnee National Forest. Along the way, we happened upon a place called Millstone Bluff, where there is an undisturbed (mostly) prehistoric Mississipian village - complete with petroglyphs and sunken areas where homes and cemetery had been. There were so many May Apples and Jack in the Pulpit plants up there - but even way more poison ivy. Then we did make it to Garden of the Gods, which was as beautiful as I remember it from 9 years ago when I camped there with another friend. On the way back, I spotted a great big bald eagle in the middle of a field and watched him awhile until he flew off. Then we saw the sign for Kincaid Mounds, so detoured that way before crossing back over the Ohio on a scary steel bridge that made the car swerve back and forth. It was a good day. I didn't paint much, but enjoyed great conversations, took a few snapshots and was inspired by the landscape and the spirit/s of the places we visited. Oh, and crossed the Trail of Tears...
Garden of the Gods
Baldie in the field
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