Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Since yesterday’s post several people have said that Spring Mill is their favorite state park in Indiana. One visit surely affirms the highest ranking.
Today’s blog will feature our walks.
After breakfast, a hike around the lake.
No kidding. There on the tree is a gag of sleeping vultures.
One of many footbridges
On the east side of the lake.
Three turtles claim their perches.
The lake empties into a further extension of Mill Creek. The creek, incidentally originates at the mouth of Hamer Cave. That is, the water rushes from out of the mountain …
… and tumbles boisterously (at 59 degrees year-round) down to Pioneer Village.
After Pioneer Village the creek slows to meadow speed.
The trail along Mill Creek comes right out of fairy land.
Joy knows many spring flowers. Many, today, were waking up for April
Below is dogtooth violet.
Perhaps because of color blindness I miss small flowers, but notice interesting trees.
These two have been hugging for years and years.
Another thing that catches my eye are water reflections.
Or simple water shots.
We stayed in the lodge in an ample room. The evening meal was bounteous, the lounge by the fireplace inviting. Spring Mill State Park is perhaps 25 miles south of Bloomington, near the town of Mitchel. I hope you enjoyed this photo visit.