09 March 2013

And Part Two...

Now this part is going to be painful...
but I promise I will share the pain
(in fact as I prepped the waterfall photos I felt great suffering believe me).
But I promise you a reward
sort of
if you make it all the way to the end.
Now by turning left instead of veering right,
then going to the park,
then going straight where he was supposed to turn,
the right and up, up, up...
my DH actually brought me to a place I have wanted to visit for a long, long time...
(but was too afraid to go)
and he did it without ever knowing he was doing so!
So here we were...
I hesitantly stepped near the edge of the first 'waterfall'...
and then thanked God I didn't fall in.
Now it was time for a little hike...
(yes, for those who know where this photo was taken, this is NOT the first thing you see)
Actually this is one of the first things you see...
depending on where you park that is.
Past a sign with a map,
over a bridge,
up a trail,
by the water...
in the forest
you will come to this
(if you are looking for it)
Oh that was painful!
But I am forcing myself to do this to remind me...
1) the need to brush up on how to take photos of waterfalls.
2) what an amazing, wonderful, loving hubby I have.
You see Aimee was NOT happy at this hike...
not because it wasn't absolutely gorgeous
(because it was),
but because Aimee has a challenge in her life...
and she was just a whole lot nervous that she couldn't
be doing this trail.
But Aimee's DH wouldn't take no for an answer...
So on we trudged...well one of us did.
Past happy, happy hikers and their amazing dogs
(we had our amazing dog with us).
And then we saw steps going UP
(and I do mean UP),
but to the left...a bridge.
And that is where we saw this...
and I almost missed it.
And it wasn't till later that day
that Aimee figured it out...
the DH had not allowed Aimee to stop,
turn back
or give up,
because the DH was NOT doing this hike for himself...
he knew this hike was a dream of Aimee's
and he wanted that dream to come true:)
Sigh ...
I married a really, really sweet man.
Do you have someone like that in your life?
Maybe a spouse,
a sibling,
a best friend?
Someone who wants you to reach your goals,
your dreams?
On to my waterloo
(which was a good, a very good thing).
OK enough of me
now it is time for your reward...
and that reward is a link to the site of a GOOD photographer
one who knows what he is doing:)


by Teresa said...

Good for you, doing things that stretch you. Gorgeous waterfall.. where is it? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Betsy said...

Your photographs are absolutely beautiful! And how blessed you are to have a hubby like that to encourage you past your fears, but there all along to help you if and when you need him. Tank you for sharing this.

aimee said...

Thank you Teresa! It did stretch me, but after seeing so much beauty I am already eager to go there again...this time on a little more relaxed hike :-)
It is beautiful...although this photo doesn't do it justice. This is in McDowell Creek County Park in the foothills of the Cascades, east of Lebanon.
Blessings, Aimee

aimee said...

Thank you Betsy...I am glad you enjoyed them :-) It really is gorgeous up there...wish I had taken more photos now (albeit on a different setting). Many cute dogs too!
Yes, my hubby can be quite the sweetie...he knows me very, very well!
Did you have a good time with your cutie of a granddaughter? I hope you had a chance to get outdoors this past Saturday with her!
Blessings, Aimee

Linda W. said...

Yes, it was a beautiful day for a hike! I waited until Sunday and went skiing in the rain. :( Oh well, it was still fun. Glad to see you got out and enjoyed the great weather!

aimee said...

Thank you...yep I was overjoyed to be out under blue skies.
Perhaps we will see better weather this month and BOTH of us can enjoy more time in the mountains under the sun (although I am always surprised to see how many nice days you have captured on film this ski season). I don't remember the weather being that gorgeous when I skied years ago...I do remember a lot of cold toes and fingers! LOL
Blessings, Aimee

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