Thunderstorm Over a Cotton Field in Georgia

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Here in Unadilla, Georgia there was a large thunderstorm coming over the farms in the area. This tall cloud formed over the land here and in the distance you can see a low large farm building surrounded by white cotton fields. This thunderstorm broke very quickly and soaked the fields and us and cooled the temperature slightly.

Downtown Hawkinsville Georgia

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Near Unadilla, Georgia where we were staying was the little rustic town of Hawkinsville. This was a little town on a river with many antique stores and places to eat and get coffee. As you can see “weather” was moving in on us. Here was a building with curious origins with a set of 4 doors on the upper story each with a window on either side. I would love to know what this originally was. There were arches over the openings and the building was all brick.

Worker’s Shanty Houses in Unadilla Georgia

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While driving down a country road near Unadilla, Georgia we passed these amazing tiny houses. They were along the road in a Pecan Tree orchard and had wooden clapboard sides and metal tin roofs. They had two doors and one chimney so they were actually tiny duplexes.  Walking around them, there was no evidence of any water pipes, electricity or gas lines ever. These teeny tiny houses were apparently from the mid-1800’s and were probably slave quarters back in the day. There were two of them in a row. It was both fascinating and chilling at the same time to see.

At another location, we find another one that has been modernized with tar paper siding and a small kitchen to one side with a newer style chimney. This was probably used by some local family up until the 1940’s.

Georgia Church in a Cotton Field

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Looking around Unadilla, Georgia you can see many southern sights. There were fields of peanuts and here and there were white spotted fields of cotton. In this photograph you can see the lovely cotton and in the background a southern church in this farming town.

More Rusty Gold in Unadilla Georgia

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In Unadilla, Georgia while traveling the back roads we found more rusty gold in the form of very old weathered wood barns with rusty roofs.  This is a low barn for equipment or perhaps horses and was one of several on a twisty backroad with sideroads of bright red Georgia dirt. I love the color of the rusty metal roof against the natural wood clapboard sides. There is another traditional barn or building off to the right here.

Rustic Barn in Need of Restoration

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When driving through Unadilla, Georgia, I liked looking around at the local architecture. My favorite is rustic barns and houses with rusty tin roofs. This local barn was slowly rejoining the Earth, falling down, rotting and rusting. It even had trees growing up through it opening up the rusty sheet metal roof and clapboard sides. It is in slight need of restoration.

Geology at Ohiopyle Pennsylvania

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When you walk down into the gorges at Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania you can really see the geology and changes caused by eons of water passing over the rocks. Here at the riverbed you can see the stepping of the layers of rock that have been worn away by the rushing water. It is amazing to think how old these rocks are and how long it took to form.

I like how there are small pools of water in areas that reflect the sky.

Deep Trail at Ohiopyle Pennsylvania

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Most of the trails at Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania were beautiful and very easy to traverse. This trail off of the Cucumber Falls trail was very deep in a gorge and had great views and even stairways and boardwalks in the harder parts.  Once down there you could look up and see people high up on the trail.

Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle Pennsylvania

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There are many easy and short trails and waterfalls with rapids at and near Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. One of the greatest is Cucumber Falls and it was so large that I had to do a panorama stitched together image to get it all in one photo. This panorama was stitched together from 11 separate photographs. The falls runs over a rock ledge and has eaten away a vast cave like opening below the falls over the eons. You can also go above and stand on the ledge and look down if you dare.

Waterfall in Front of the Ohiopyle Nature Center

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Here in the small town of Ohiopyle in Pennsylvania (population 59-200) there was a wonderful Nature Center right down by the water of the Youghiogheny River. There are many places you can get tubes for tubing down the river and there are many trails and waterfalls in the area. In front of the Nature Center there is a wonderful wide waterfall with viewing platform.