On the Road is a weekday feature spotlighting reader photo submissions.
From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
Good Morning All,
This weekday feature is for Balloon Juicers who are on the road, travelling, etc. and wish to share notes, links, pictures, stories, etc. from their escapades. As the US mainland begins the end of the Earth day as we measure it, many of us rise to read about our friends and their transient locales.
So, please, speak up and share some of your adventures, observations, and sights as you explore, no matter where you are. By concentrating travel updates here, it’s easier for all to keep up-to-date on the adventures of our fellow Commentariat. And it makes finding some travel tips or ideas from 6 months ago so much easier to find…
Have at ’em, and have a safe day of travels!
Should you have any pictures (tasteful, relevant, etc….) you can email them to [email protected] or just use this nifty link to start an email: Start an Email to send a Picture to Post on Balloon Juice
First up, from HinTN (and a long time coming, thanks for being patient!):
Taken on a trail near Sewanee, TN. This portion of the Perimeter Trail is known as Shakerag. This is the peak of the wildflower season around these parts.
Wow – my kind of pictures! I’ve always seen what others walk past, and I think you’ve not done that, time and again. Do send more!
More amazement from MomSense and the glory of Maine:
These were taken at the end of last summer at a farm in Pennelville. The farmer graciously allows people to walk the fields and paths on his property provided you stay away from where the cows are pasturing.
And, to wrap things up for today, from RLChina aka 大芒果
Pictures of the Fuzhou Communist revolution cemetery
Taken in March 2017
View of the city from the memorial…Fuzhou is nestled in the mountains
Angkor Wat Siem Reap Cambodia
Jan 26 2017
Rlchina AKA dà máng guǒ 大芒果
Thank you so much – for both sets! I know that Majorx4 has shared pictures of his trip there and to other Southeast Asian locales, but truth be told, you did submit these before his trip! They are, like his pictures, magnificent. I’ve not yet been there, but it’s on the bucket list.
Have a great day all – it’s a wonderful, amazing world, and we are so lucky to have our fellow commenters and readers share some of theirs!
Tomorrow, more from otmar, some pictures of London, and the Dominican Republic. And hopefully some from Raven and his overnight fishing adventure!
The first set of pictures reminds me so much of Chimney Rock State Park, near Lake Lure, NC. Same topography. Miss it. Maine is beautiful too. Love all the photos.
Good morning to all.
Best wishes to dear greennotGreen.
HinTN, the trillium are so beautiful. It’s such a treat to find them.
Wow, RLChina those are amazing photos. I’m so curious about Angkor Wat now.
The pictures are beautiful. The plant that looks like an eye freaked me out.
This is such a great start to the morning, thanks to everyone who shares their photos.
And echoing @Elizabelle:, if you’re reading greennotGreen, we’re all thinking of you.
In all my years of stomping about these hills and hollers I’ve never come across a pink trillium, thanx HinTN. Wake Robin (pic #11, just after the Dutchman’s Breeches close up) is an edible, tho the Osage name for it translates as “Much Hunger”, meaning you really gotta need it before you’d eat it. The corm of the Jack in the Pulpit is also an edible, after it has been boiled (IIRC) and thoroughly dried. Before that it is toxic as all get out.
I always wonder about the person who figures out how to make toxic stuff safe for consumption. What did they do, try recipes out on their relatives?
“Here Grandma, try this new recipe I just made up.”
“Back to the drawing board.”
Good thing they had a large family.
Nice pix, everyone.
?❤?? plus morning smiles! Thank you.
Places are neat and wildflowers are lovely,
Sending love to greennotGreen.
Major Major Major Major
I really should submit some of my pictures to the email address, haha. (Those middle two are Angkor Thom!)
@OzarkHillbilly: I think a lot of it is watching which bits animals eat. As for that particular one, I guess that somebody was real hungry one year.
I love the photos from Siem Reap! I went to Cambodia in 2002 with my stepmom (a survivor of the Pol Pot regime) and I think took some of the exact same shots. ;) Of course back then it was all on actual photographic paper.
J R in WV
Thinking the pink trillium is just a newly hatched white one. I’ve watched our white trilliums change colors in the course of their first day in bloom. All but a couple of those flowers are in our “yard” as in the surrounding area by our house, we are grass free as it’s all to woodsy for a mower. And I hate mowing.
But, yeah, wonderful photos for a spring day walk. Love the droplets on the flower from Maine!
@J R in WV: Nope, we have white, red, and pink in that presentation.
@OzarkHillbilly: Kinda like oysters. I marvel say the gumption of that first hominid that thought, “let’s open this sucker up, there’s bound to be something good in there.”