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Monday, January 14, 2013

Trekking

The rains came and came.  The sky filled with light shows to rival the Fourth of July Celebrations.  We oohed and ahhhed with great enjoyment through the evening Saturday night.  Reports of tornadoes flew on radio waves but I centered on the roar of the storm and loved the simple beauty and the power of it.

The modern in me wanted internet and phone but the storms left and took that access with them.  I really didn't mind because I planned on viewing Rock Hollow in the beauty of the rain.
With reports of rain and sleet from Hubby and after a few false starts I headed out. 
I wanted to see the swollen water of Rock Hollow.  To see the full volume I should have explored in the dark.  By the time I reached the stream bed the water had begun to recede.  It was as beautiful as I had imagined.
The sheer majesty of this place seems to make it magical.
I climbed up the hollow, watching my feet carefully.  The waters had washed away  much fall debris.  The wet beauty of the rocks with lichen and mosses was indescribable. Normally a dry hollow it was filled with run-off from the night's rain.  I did not see the fullness that was but could see the path of the flood along the bank.
I like to think once there may have been live water here tumbling swiftly as it does this Sunday.
The dogs explored, jumped the stream and sometimes waded.  I think my enjoyment was contagious. They were smiling with me.
I discovered at the top the path is changing as it has many times I imagine.  The Majesty of Rock Hollow always renews me.  It reminds me that our Earth is ever renewing and ever changing as we should be.
Something told me to follow it to the creek.
So I followed the Rock Hollow run off until there were no more boulders.  The water ran clear and swift and cold on its path to the sea.  I stood at the point where Rock Hollow joined the main creek and wondered how I could survive the beauty of the Grand Canyon if I was this excited over a few rocks here At The Farm.

24 comments:

Rudee said...

I have been to the canyons out west, including Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon (though we didn't stay as long as I would have liked). It was the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone that took my breath away. That park was stunning and I think if I lived there for 10 years, and explored the park each and every day, there would still be new things to explore or new opportunities to enjoy, like the landscape's beauty after rainstorms.

I'm glad you've been getting some rain and hope the weather pattern sticks around through the year.

Buttons said...

Oh Gail it is truly beautiful. I think the Grand Canyon view may overwhelm us both. :0 B

Primitive Stars said...

What beautiful rocks, love the mosscovering them, looks so pretty, Blessings Francine.

SaucyKod said...

I think I'd be smiling too, if I was out on that climb. Your Rock Hollow is indeed beautiful with all that newly fallen rain. I noticed Lizzie standing like she owned the Hollow. I especially like that photo with the large bolders covered in moss. Lovely colours. Great Post Gail.

Sandra said...

thanks for the walk in rock hollow. this is a place i would love, but not sure i would be able to hike it. i would if i could. i love rocks and streams and this has plenty of both. nature has a way of healing our hearts, glad you could get out and the dogs look like they were happy to

Lynne said...

Great post . . . Great walk, thanks!

the canned quilter said...

Beautiful! We did not get rain Saturday but rather snow. Not much maybe an inch but the storm went south of us your way : )

Josie Two Shoes said...

Just like you, Gail, I love the power of storms, they invigorate me! What a beautiful spot on your farm, the water tumbling over rocks was soooo pretty that I wanted to be there too!

Linda Wildenstein said...

You captured the majesty and the magic of Rock Hollow with both photo and word. It is beautiful. Oma Linda

Barbara said...

This is truly beautiful and thank you for sharing with us, God bless you.

TexWisGirl said...

after the drought, i know how welcome this is. :)

Sandy said...

Gail,
Rock Hallow is beautiful. Talk about a beautiful place to walk to and just relax. Water, rocks, moss, trees and the beautiful smells are so calming. I love walking out in Mother Nature, it always makes me feel energized and thankful.

Irene said...

I would have liked to have been there with you to have felt the excitement also. The water looks so lovely and clear. I bet you can cup your hands and drink it without a worry. You would never have to go thirsty. You do live in a magical place.

Katidids said...

Gail, thank you for sharing your walk. We have a small pond and creek on our property & it always amazes me what rain brings & uncovers. Nature aways seems to be at her best after a fresh soaking & cleansing rain

LindaG said...

You are very blessed, Gail. Thanks for sharing some of your blessings with us.
Have a wonderful day. Stay warm and dry!

Michaele said...

I just love the name - Rock Hollow. Your own paradise.

ellen abbott said...

What a beautiful place!

carolina nana said...

What a beautiful place and I agree with all those rocks along that path I'm sure there used to be a continuous stream of water running through there.
What a wonderful place to own.
Blessings
marilyn

Sue said...

You live in such a beautiful place, Gail. And I love the history, too.

You and your family are blessed.

=)

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos and post ! I could sit there for ages and just listen to the water running . What a pretty place . Thanks for taking us with you . Have a great day !

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Woohoo...congrats on the badly needed rain. Any ice???

Here the rains came, freezin' rain thunderstorms, ice then a little snow to top things off. Ya gotta love that pink lightnin'!

Beautiful pictures as usual my friend.

God bless and have a great day. I'm hunkered down feedin' the fire today.

Dreaming said...

I felt like I was walking along side... except I had to imagine the sound. Maybe it was a good thing I couldn't hear it... or I'd be heading to the bathroom!
What fun to follow it all the way to the creek. Next... you'll be following the creek to the river! (Did you ever read "Paddle to the Sea"? It was one of my boys' favorite books.)

A Quiet Corner said...

Flowing water is so beautiful!!!...:)JP

Far Side of Fifty said...

Rain!! Good for you! :)

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