On grandson David’s day off, we went adventuring. He found an easy-access waterfall near Marion from our book about falls. We had not seen Tom’s Creek Falls before, and we gave it high ratings. There was a parking area for several cars, and the path to the falls was wide and even. I was thankful there were no rocks or roots to trip over. If you have the stamina for a mile-long walk on gentle grades, you will probably enjoy the walk and the easy viewing platform near the base of the falls. David took an extension of the trail to get on a high rock.
From there, he took a shot of John and me on the viewing platform.
From the high rock, he went down to the creek for a closer view of the water.
I liked David’s zoom of the falls, bringing the water pattern closer.
Forgetting that I couldn’t change the orientation of a video, I took one that can only be shown sideways. I need a little fellow to come out of the camera and hit me on the head to remind me to shoot in landscape position. The sound won’t change, even if the water is defying gravity across the screen.
I took one selfie to show off my band-aid badge. Before we went adventuring, the dermatologist took a biopsy of a bump on my nose. Her assistant suggested I make up a fanciful story to explain the bandage on my honker. I thought “biopsy bump” was explanation enough. I was thankful to be distracted from my nose, because the band-aid was more bothersome than the tiny wound.
On the way home, we drove by Andrew’s Geyser. We’d been there several times before to watch trains screeching around the Loops to climb over the mountain. The geyser was not working, but we were pleased to see the site improvements. There was a well-defined parking area with a railing. A new set of steps and a ramp gave easy access to the ground.
David and I wandered over to the gurgling stream, dreaming of wading in hot weather. I saw a bird flying over the water and realized it was making a sound as it flew. I suspected it was a king fisher, and seeing it confirmed my hunch. Most bloggers would follow a statement like that with a perfect close-up. I won’t, because I was nowhere near enough or quick enough to catch it with a camera. I hugged the memory to myself the rest of the day.