What kind of lunatic chooses the first freezing day of the year to go hiking and take pictures in the mountains? That is obviously a rhetorical question! And to be fair…I didn’t choose the weather…and at least it wasn’t raining…if you don’t count that wee bit of morning sleet that clinkled on my windshield. At any rate, not one to be deterred by the frigid forecast (there is indeed a fine line between lunacy and an adventerous spirit) I headed out dark and early Saturday morning and made my way to Berry College by way of Dunkin Donuts, picking up a medium coffee and two double chocolate donuts to fortify myself for the day ahead.
Let me back up a minute. The reason I was Berry bound was because my daughter is a freshman there and one of my birthday gifts was an overnight stay in one of the campus cabins. (By the way, when I say cabin, think cozy bed and breakfast, not summer camp and sleeping bag.) The goal was for she and I to traipse around some trails together and for me to have fun playing with my camera. I am happy to say that both goals were accomplished.
One thing you should know about Berry is that the only thing richer than its history is its scenery. The architecture, the landscape, and the wildlife (I’m talking animals, not students) all compete to be captured by the lens.
So, without further commentary, prepare to be bombarded by pictures from my excursion.
Okay….I still have more pictures to post…but consider this a brief musical interlude without the music…okay…interlude over…time for more pictures…
You know how when God was creating this beautiful world, He looked at the work of His hands and “saw that it was good.” Well, I’m pretty sure He thinks the same thing when He looks at this campus. I know I do.
When I got home, I told my husband that he had created a monster in giving me this getaway. He smiled and said, “I didn’t create the monster, I merely fed the beast.”
I’m already planning my next overnight stay, but until then, I’ll close with one more picture.