We went on an outing into the southwestern mountains of Virginia on Sunday. Unfortunately, I couldn't find my little point and shoot camera which takes decent photos at 12 mp, so I grabbed what aunty refers to as the applecorepad. It does pretty well, but only takes 5mp photos.
Stomping around with the ipad and my walking sticks it's amazing I didn't fall flat on my nose.
This particular state park, Grayson Highlands, has wild ponies. They used to be shy of folks, but not anymore.
None of the voices in the following video are mine, btw .. except for the clearing of he throat at the beginning.
This young pony here was very obliging and just walked up and posed like this.
The rhododendron were a bit beyond their peak but still very beautiful.
The wild flowers and vegetation were stunning. Since we were hiking during dusk, the light was beautiful.
I could kick myself for not having a better camera.
They are not called the Blue Ridge for nothing.
It was already approaching dusk, the sun was setting behind the mountains.
We did get off the mountain just in time. :-)
And now should I try sleeping again?