So, what does that mean for you as a reader? I promise not to get too philosophical on you. I do promise to share some of the coolest things I can find out in nature. With that said, I will share some cool images from a recent trip to Red River Gorge.
We spent a few days at the gorge, hiking about and enjoying the scenery. I knew this was a great trip when I can completely forget all about the worries of home and become completely immersed in where I am. Nature is very healing for me and when I am only thinking about the present and not what is going on next week or what I did wrong yesterday, I feel recharged.
Right at the beginning of the trail, I spotted this little beauty. A tiny orchid, about 5 inches tall called Green Adder's Mouth, Malaxis unifolia.
Angel Windows is quite breathtaking with the sunlight filtering through the opening in the rock.
At the base of the "window" in the photo above you can see a few little red spots. Those red spots are the gorgeous flowers of Roundleaf Catchfly, Silene rotundifolia. It is the cousin of Fire Pink and Royal Catchfly that lives in Indiana.
On the way back to the parking lot, we ran into this strange fungus. After a quick search on the internet, I came up with Stalked Puffball-in-Aspic,