Trail Blazers

 
Beautiful Day for a Walk on the Trail
 
Today was a beautiful day here in upstate NY…75 degrees, sunny with a cool breeze.  We spent the day on the Black River Trail which is only a mile from where we live. It used to be train tracks that ran along the river and my husband’s grandfather actually drove many of the trains that ran along those tracks.  Once the trains stoppped running, the State turned the old railroad bed into a nature trail. What I love most about this trail is how the scenery changes with the seasons.  My favorite time to walk it is in the Fall when all the leaves are red and gold and the air is cool and crisp. It is beautiful in the Spring and Summer too with it’s many wildflowers, berry bushes and apple trees which are a nice treat for the deer.
 
 

We have had so much rain lately that the river was really beautiful with the rapids making the water flow so fast down stream.  I made my way down the rocks so I could try and capture how fast the water was moving.  Along with it’s beatuty is the powerful roar of the water as it makes its’ way over the rocks.

We pulled Emma along in her wagon and she had a great time.  She loves flowers so we had to stop and pick one every time we passed some so she could smell them.

 I think the Lazy Susan’s were her favorite.  

We walked to the bridge which is the halfway point and then headed back home.  It was a great 5 mile walk and a great way to enjoy the beatiful day on a Sunday afternoon.  Little Emma was tuckered out and so were we but we got some great photos for our memory book.

I think the best part was the waterfall; all the rain created enough water to turn the usually trickling water into a powerfull waterfall flowing off of the rocks.  Emma loves water and was trying her best to get to it, but the rocks were slippery so she had to view it from a distance.  I did brave the rocks and made my way down to take a photo. 

 

If you would like to see more photos of the Black River Trail and the scenery along the way, I added a new photo album called "Sunday Scenery on the Black River Trail".  This is my favorite place to get away from it all and when Emma gets a litlle older, we can ride our bikes instead of walking…can’t wait!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  

 

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Theresa
    Jul 27, 2008 @ 23:45:26

    I love a greatwalk on the weekends. It looks so peaceful there. 

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  2. Greg
    Jul 27, 2008 @ 23:56:54

    Rhonda,
     
    Glad you enjoyed your walk…these were some truly awesome photo\’s and I really enjoyed viewing them as it was quite relaxing!
     
    Have a wonderful and blessed weekend my friend!
     
    Greg

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  3. Al's
    Jul 27, 2008 @ 23:59:06

    A nature walk is truly a great way to spend the day.
    Huds,
    Al

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  4. Al's
    Jul 27, 2008 @ 23:59:27

    A nature walk is truly a great way to spend the day.
    Huds,
    Al

    Reply

  5. Sue
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 01:19:39

    Im glad you have a good walk, wonderful pic of Emmatake careSue

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  6. Cynical
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 01:59:43

    Thanks for taking us along on your walk.  It was beautiful.Peace, Doc

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  7. Mei's
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 04:12:52

    Wish i can walk with you with my dog and your beautiful daughter, lovely pics! Thanks for the visit and your kind words. Have a lovely day! Mei

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  8. Miss Beth
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 06:15:21

    What a beautiful place to take a nice walk, and certainly excape for a bit. I
    would love to have a place like that close by just to destress from everyday life.
    thank you for sharing this wonderful place with us.
    *HUGS*
    Beth

    Reply

  9. Angel eyes
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 07:43:03

    looks like such a beautiful place to live  angel eyes

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  10. Beth
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 07:53:58

    What a wonderful way to spend a day.  The pictures are so good.  Emma makes a beautiful subject and the Black River is awesome.

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  11. Sherry
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 09:02:28

    What fun and great pictures. That\’s a perfect way to spend a day. The scenery is just beautiful and your little one is just so adorable.
    Thanks for sharaing your day with us.
    Hugs
    Sherry

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  12. Sheila
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 17:52:17

    Oh wow! Riding bikes along the trail with Emma sounds like so much fun. I\’m gald you all had a nice day for your walk.

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  13. Virginia
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 21:47:58

    Hello Rhonda, to you comment on my women. I allways was very fond of these dames, lol. don\’t know if they where like this in real life or only acted like it, but they where my heroins, strong woman Iadmire woman like that. Bette was my favorite. This was befor silicone  lmao 
     Take care.

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  14. H
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 01:42:40

    Hi Rhonda .. wow what a beautiful time .. so love it taking Emma along in her little wagon. Absolutely love the pics too .. truly gorgeous they are, Take care of you always, love H xo

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  15. Here I Am
    Sep 16, 2008 @ 01:23:24

    Emma seems so much apart of Nature in the photos.  She just makes you want to smile.  Love going for walks with you.  Carrie

    Reply

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