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Long Day Out With Sarah

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This was our first time out together in months, and her next birthday the world will consider her an adult... so I made it as long of a day as I could. A day that started out with coffee around noon and a ride to Snoopers Rock. A day that wound it's way through a mix of photography sessions, fire-crafting practice, toxic plants identification, tasting wild edibles, dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, dessert and coffee at our favorite coffee house, and a night excursion for low light photos to top off the day. Sarah is taking a photography class and had a project to do on landscapes and cityscapes so that's just what we did yesterday. She expected me to cancel out on her because about 8:00 am it started raining and rained for a few hours. I told her we were going anyway and salvage what we could of the day. As it turned out it didn't rain any more after 11:00, and turned out to be a great day out.

 

 

We started out the project on Snoopers Rock up at Prentice Cooper.

 

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On the walk back to the truck we stopped because I wanted to see if she could still get a fire started in wet conditions like I had taught her. She did good, I was proud of her.

 

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Then she was checking out my machete. Like me, she likes it a lot better than my old Ontario.

 

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After that we rode over to a series of fields I like to walk through to check out the scenery. I thought it would be good to get in some plant ID with her while we were out.

 

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We found some persimmons. The only ones I could shake out of the tree didn't look the greatest, but didn't taste bad at all to me. Sarah compared them to a mix of pumpkins and bananas...

 

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We found a good bit of one of the nightshades...I can never remember the name of this one.

 

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The thorn apples are busting open.

 

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There were lots of Autumn Olives around.

 

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She got to try Ocoee for the first time.

 

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Something had torn into the hornet's nest I found back in the summer, and it looked like it had eaten the larvae.

 

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By this time the sun was starting down and we had been out in the chilling damp for hours. We went to Panera Bread for hot soup (no pics, too busy talking) and then on up to Rembrandt's for coffee and desert and then walked over to the walking bridge for some night shots.

 

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We just call it Deadly Nightshade Mist. You have views to die for down there and lots of leaves on the trees yet. Ours are all gone.

 

Buy the way I sold the cabin ground where you stayed.

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Nice shots Mist.  You can eat the olives also.

And I agree with Swede you do have the views to die for down there.

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Thanks all, It was great to get her out for a while. Yeah we ate some of the olives too. They were quite tart would have made a good sauce for fowl minus the seeds.

 

 

We just call it Deadly Nightshade Mist. You have views to die for down there and lots of leaves on the trees yet. Ours are all gone.

 

Buy the way I sold the cabin ground where you stayed.

 

Shame you got rid of it, was a nice place to relax.

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Hey Mist, nice to see you back here. Great shots, looks like you two had a great time out. Spending time with your kids is simply priceless. :thumbsup:

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Hey Mist, nice to see you back here. Great shots, looks like you two had a great time out. Spending time with your kids is simply priceless. :thumbsup:

 

I always show up at some point, life's just been hectic lately. It was a great day out, first one in a year.

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