Thursday, June 17, 2010

Chasing Waterfalls

Hello! It seems I'm still on my not-blogging-that-often-kick... The good news is that I just went through a lot of my fellow bloggers' blogs and became completely inspired to blog more. Hopefully this inspiration lasts! I have so many ideas that I just never get around to doing. This needs to change.
My problem is that I tend to picture an idea and envision it a certain way in my mind and then get discouraged when I know the pictures aren't going to come out the way I want them to. :\ Do any of you ever feel that way? I need to find some pretty and secluded places to take photos. So many of you all take such amazing photos with beautiful scenery. I lust after big open fields, abandoned barns, railroad tracks and the like. I need a tripod and to not feel awkward if people see me posing and taking pictures of myself. This is why the word 'secluded' is important.

So a couple of weeks ago, my cousin Ashley told me we should go on a picnic at a waterfall that is near her house. I am always up for a picnic in a scenic location, so of course I agreed! For some reason I imagined the waterfall being small and along a stream somewhere, so I was surprised and excited to find this:

It's apparently part of a state park. I never even knew it was there! I like that it's like a secret. Where we parked, it was just a small parking lot on the side of the road with a grassy field in front of the woods. Then you head into the woods and there is a set of stairs that go down and it opens up to a river with this magnificent waterfall! There is also a walkway that overlooks the waterfall. I was so excited that I must've took about 80 pictures of just the waterfall. haha.

We climbed the rocks near the waterfall and took some pictures, then sat down on a bench and ate peanut butter sandwiches on cinnamon bread (my second favorite sandwich next to grilled cheese).

[Ashley went under the waterfall!]

The lighting was pretty bad since it was so shady, so a lot of the pictures came out too dark. :\ Anywho...we eventually walked out into the river. It was super rocky on the bottom and every step pretty much hurt, but it gave us a slightly better angle for taking pictures of the waterfall.

Tank Top: Forever 21
Shorts: Old Navy, thrifted

Belt: Thrifted

Sunglasses: H&M

Shoes: Gap

[She caught me mid hair-fix or head-scratch...not sure which one]

Afterwards, we ended up laying out a blanket in the grass near the parking lot and making up silly songs on the guitar. It was a lovely day that ended with a trip to the mall and the purchase of a very cute lacey dress that you all will see soon enough! :)


  1. these waterfall pictures are so gorgeous and i adore your outfit! :)

  2. yey for friends with dreadlocks. I have lots of em. . although my one best friend who had them for 3 years cut them out.. ..i used to have them too.

  3. Oh my gosh, so jealous! These pictures are so fun & adorable! I want to play in a waterfall!