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Monday, January 25, 2010

Secrets Close to Home

Well, I suppose these aren't really secrets but...

Few people actually get to see this beauty up close.  This is a small lake near where I live.  I've always wanted to go see it but it's supposed to be "off limits".  IU does have research facilities nearby and has signs posted requesting people stay away & not interfere with the "studies".   As a responsible citizen, tax payer and alumnus, I wanted to see what's going on.  I'll always promise to take only pictures and leave only footprints as I walk the marked trails!  
My DH was my guide.
 University Lake
Walking to the lake and dam in early January we saw 
spectacular icicles dangling from the rocky bluffs.

Can you believe I am walking distance from my house?  
I tell you, I didn't leave the state! 
 I did have to walk at least an hour before I got here.  
Above and below are photos of the dam at University Lake.
This stairway looking wall was so pretty.  
My DH recalls being a little boy and coming back here with his mom and dad.  
He tells me, at the base of the "stairs wall" there use to be an old well-house or some other building.  No evidence of it's existence remains; 
just a breath taking ravine fills the view.  
Truly, I can't wait to hike back here again in a few months
 when the wild flowers start blooming!  


parTea lady said...

How wonderful to have such a beautiful hiking spot close to your home. Nice pics.

Hootie said...

Thanks! :) It's so peaceful too!

Lauranie said...

truly amazing!!