30 Minutes in the Life: March 2017

This month I got to spend 2 days traveling to and from and 3 days in Columbus, Georgia on a staff conference.  We were up there two years ago and it was a great conference to attend and I was glad to go again.  The difference this year was that more of us went and so I drove my car up as well.

Like the last time I wanted to get to the Riverwalk.  Columbus has a 15 mile river walk that spans the Chattanooga River.  Last time we were there we went on this wild ride, to find it, crossing into the next state.  However, this time we went straight down the main road and it was there at the bottom of the road.

So off we went to the Riverwalk.  It was chilly outside and my collegues were not walking down the steps to the waters edge.  While they stood huddled at the top, I went down and sat down on the amphitheater steps, to take some photo’s.  Mind you, I was hesitant how I was actually going to get down those steps without doing major injury to myself.  Fortunately there was a fencing system I could hold onto to step down.  The steps were higher than my foot to knee, and it was not a natural step down.  I had these wonderful ideas before going up there that I would stagger staff on the steps and get a photo looking up. That sure was not happening.  However, it became apparent that the staff at the top of the hill were cold and wanted to go shopping.  So I quickly took my images and went back up.  Here is the first part of my river walk trip.

This was some sort of observation tower with a giant bird’s nest on the top of it. We also saw some folk abseiling down the side of the tower.

 

A close up on the giant birds nest at the Riverwalk.

 

A selfie to remind me that I was actually in Columbus Georgia.

 

Red Berries were in abundance on the trees.

 

Just to prove that I was actually there, here is a cell shot taken by my work colleague from the top of the hill. Lorie taking a photo of Sharleen taking a photo lol.

 

The Cormorant where hanging out on the rocks of the Chattanooga River, probably drying out their wings.

 

The riverwalk that follows the Chattanooga River in Columbus, Georgia, goes for 15 miles. This is just a small portion of it around the Old Mill.

 

A part of the Old Mill.

 

Walking along the river walk in Columbus towards the Old Mill. Everything is still so stark with very little signs that spring is just around the corner.

 

Despite the lack of signs that spring was just around the corner I managed to find a few trees that had buds on them.

 

Even the grasses looked dead.

 

Heading back to the upper road levels. I can only imagine how stunning this area will look in spring.

 

My colleagues who did not want to walk along the riverwalk.

 

I loved the light shining through these trees and the flare that it created.

 

Since I was one of the designated drivers, I needed to take everyone in my car to the shops. Driving over I realized that there was on perk to being a designated driver. I decided that I would drop them off at the shops and head back to the river.  I am really not one to meander through shops knowing I am not going to buy anything.  I would much rather be out taking photos.  So I arranged the pick up time and headed back down to the river.  By accident I took a wrong turning and this time arrived at the opposite side of the river and an area that I had photographed previously.  It was here that I had 3 interesting conversations.  The first with a young woman exercising on the walkway bench, then with a woman dancing in the walkway.  She had purple hair and big purple earings.  Lastly I spoke with a young homeless, drunk man, about an owl and an eagle that he saw in the trees the previous evening.  Running out of time I declined to walk under the bridge as I was not sure what my next encounter may be.  So it was turn around time to go and pick up the ladies from their shopping meander.

 

The Chattanooga River was restorative for me. I love the flow of the water.

 

Rocky waterways along the Chattanooga River, Columbus Georgia.

 

Looking up the river away from the Old Mill

 

The Chattanooga River runs through Columbus, and there is a 15 mile pathway that runs along the waters edge. I only did a short part of it due to time constraints but I love seeing all the rapids and churning water

 

Pedestrian viewing bridge over the Chattanooga River in Columbus Georgia.

 

I loved hearing the rushing water of the Chattanooga river, Columbus Georgia, as it churned over the rocky surface.

The outdor amphitheater taken from the opposite side of the river. I had climbed down to the amphitheater to take photos of the Old Mill shown in the earlier part of the post.

 

Columbus is pretty dead in winter but as spring comes I can only imagine what all the cherry blossom filled trees would look like.  There are hundreds of them about the city.  Thanks for joining me from my wintery walk along Columbus’s famous Riverwalk.

And thank you for joining me for this month’s 30 Minutes in Life.    This is a circle blog.  Please take time to visit my friend and fellow blogger Stacey Markel Photography | MD Photographer and see what she has for you this month.  Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on their pages.

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