Visiting Wilson Creek

If you are wondering about my dad’s neighbor, the pink flamingos are gone.  I didn’t check their backyard to see if they have moved the pink plastic flamingos next to their swimming pool, now that would be a sight.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/10, 1/250sec, ISO 100, focal length 23mm, evaluative metering

We went back to Wilson Creek on Saturday afternoon and this time my second sister and niece also joined us.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 1600, focal length 36mm, evaluative metering

As for Bo, he wanted to test out his new chest waders.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/1600sec, ISO 1600, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

Fly-fishing is a hobby and sport that would allow you to get close to nature. You wading in the water and stalking fish in their natural habitat, and being in a fish’s environment this gives you a sense of serenity and fairness. Bo still has a lot to learn about fly-fishing.

I also think that this part of the State will look very pretty in the Fall when the leaves are changing colors and the crisp cool autumn air in the next month or so.  I know it is hard to imagine right now when the air is so hot and humid, although it is a lot cooler in the mountain.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/1250sec, ISO 1600, focal length 87mm, evaluative metering

Lee loves the water.  As for me, I think the mountain stream water is a little too cold but it doesn’t seem to bother her.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/800sec, ISO 1600, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/800sec, ISO 1600, focal length 32mm, evaluative metering

We had a chance to explore a different part of Wilson Creek Gorge this time. Wilson Creek is a water system that originates in Calloway Peak and stretches for 23 miles before dumping into John’s River. It was added to the Wild and Scenic River System on August 18, 2000. There are several designations in Wilson creek area which include: Wild – 4.6 miles; Scenic – 2.9 miles; Recreational – 15.8 miles.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/13, 1/200sec, ISO 1600, focal length 17mm, evaluative metering

This is a great place for hikers also, next time we have to look for the waterfall.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/13, 1/100sec, ISO 1600, focal length 17mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/16, 1/125sec, ISO 1600, focal length 17mm, evaluative metering

Lee doing her mermaid pose.  This little mermaid is far from her natural habitat which is under the sea.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/13, 1/160sec, ISO 1600, focal length 21mm, evaluative metering

10 thoughts on “Visiting Wilson Creek

    • Hi truels, it’s not too far from home and we have many places like this in our area. I remember seeing the little mermaid posted by giiid in Copenhagen. 🙂

  1. Looks like Lee is having a great time in the creek.

    Is Bo fishing for trout? I haven’t been fishing in ages. And all the pine trees in your state remind me of the mountains in northern California.

    • Cambree, Lee loves the water and it’s too bad we didn’t go sooner. It’s almost Fall and the water will be too cold for her to swim in.

      I think Bo is fishing for anything that bite, so far he has no luck. I was surprised to see many pine trees also, this might be good for late Fall where the pine trees will still add greenery to the creek area. There are several Christmas tree farms in the area also.

    • Hi Geni, Bo didn’t catch anything and it might be too soon into the season. I hope he has better luck in the Fall.

      It’s nice to spend time in the great outdoor and I’m glad that all of us are outdoor people. We’ve to try our luck camping together next, I know you don’t do camping. 😉

  2. What a lovely place and glad to here is being protected and managed for people to enjoy and for wildlife to live in. Tell Bo to keep at it. Fly fishing is a challenging and fun sport.

    Oh, you should come back when the leaves are changing. You and your camera will love it as will the Little Mermaid. 🙂

    • Hi Scott, I’m glad it’s not too far from us and we hope to visit the area more often. I think it will look very pretty when the leaves change color, and hope that I won’t miss it this year. The Fall season is too short imo.

      Bo needs a lot of practice and a good thing that we have plenty of mountain streams in our area.

  3. Been gone for awhile and here I am back to see such great & beautiful posts.
    Love every single captures, it is unbelievable breath-taking and beautiful.
    Wish I can come across such beauty like this when I travel more often. 🙂

    • Thanks Lala, it’s very pretty in the mountain area and I heard that it’s even prettier when it snows but I don’t think we’ll be going during that time since there are so many winding roads. I think there is beauty in every town or cities but most of us don’t stop and take notice. 🙂

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