Archive for March, 2014

The Beauty at Black Rock Retreat

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

My church had a weekend retreat at Black Rock Retreat Center near Quarrysville,  Pennsylvania, this weekend.   In spite of the rain Saturday morning I led a nature photography workshop.  In the bare winter woods where there was little green, I looked around for some interesting subjects and came upon a steep section that led down to the Octoraro Creek.  It was an amazing place, filled with rocks covered with lichens and moss.  Nearby a small stream flowed down from a pond and was a tumbling cascade of small waterfalls.  As I was exploring the area, I heard a large number of frogs in a wetland area near the creek.  My adventure  shows that there is something interesting to be discovered anywhere one is.  It only takes some looking.   Here are a few images from my time there.

Looking Down Toward the Octoraro Creek

 

Trees Growing Out of the Rocks

 

Moss and Lichens

 

Waterfall

 

 Split Rock

 

Looking Uphill at the Woods

 

The Woods, New and Old

 

Kathleen looks at the Big Rock from below