Mother’s Day Along Pine Creek

IMG_3237Pine Creek Valley has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth.

After visiting our moms on Mothers Day, Hubby and I enjoyed a hike – actually more of a walk, along Pine Creek.

After almost a week of rain, a cool wind and clear skies made the day perfect.

 

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The Bonnell family lived along this stretch of Pine Creek in the 1800’s. Off the path and on the mountainside, we found an old tombstone marking the grave site of a little Bonnell girl 1 year, 2 months, and 2 days old, who passed away in 1852.

Weathered and worn by time, the grave marker is difficult to read.

Weathered and worn by time, the grave marker is difficult to read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminders of new life, come Spring, bright green patches of  ferns lined sections of the path.

Reminders of new life in springtime, bright green patches of ferns lined sections of the path.

Reddish wild flowers hung from rocky outcrops.

Reddish wild flowers hung from rocky outcrops.

A close-up of the flowers. Does anyone know what kind they are?

A close-up of the flowers. Does anyone know what kind they are?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old mile markers slowly crumble along the rail trail.

Old railroad mile markers slowly crumble along the rail trail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rocky outcroppings loom above the path.

Mountain steams and falls ran full from the recent rains.

Mountain steams and waterfalls run full from the spring rains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice the tree with the orange square in the foreground. A small section of the Mid-state trail follows the rail trail.

Notice the tree, in the foreground, with the orange square. This marks a small section of the Mid-state trail running along the rail trail.

This Country Grandmother had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

 

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About Kathie Mitchell

Kathie enjoys country living, time with family, playing cornet in community bands, crafts, gardening, and writing.
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2 Responses to Mother’s Day Along Pine Creek

  1. Karis says:

    Flowers are Eastern Red Columbine. They are so beautiful!

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