03 March 2015

Night Hike



My friend and I were just planning a little walk to while away the time when our kids were at the scouts meeting. I’d never walked that trail before and was keen to check it out.  It was a pleasant-enough trail. The weather was just right. I could see different trails branching out from ours that we could further explore next time.

We started the hike at around 6pm.  It was still light out. But shortly in, I had to take out the flashlight.  We saw frogs along the path when there was still light.  Neither one of us was skittish about them. But on our way back, I saw something move across my path and my friend said, “Watch out!”  Because I couldn’t see well, I had imagined a snake slithering across and I hopped, skipped, and danced a jig for several beats before settling down. We both then realized that it was just another frog.  I had heard from other hikers that they’ve come across snakes during their hikes and that’s an experience I could definitely live without, thankyouverymuch!

Night-hiking-(1)

13 COMMENTS:

Tamar SB said...

Oy! I would have darted down that trail SO fast.
Glad it was only a frog!

Kim Cunningham said...

That looks like an adventure. I'd be afraid the whole time of jumpy things in the night!

Evelyn S. said...

Spooky! I think it's mating season for frogs....they are probably in abundance! Great capture of a "tunnel" of light.

elizabeth said...

I like this capture with the flashlight!

Amy Franks said...

wow awesome! don't know if I'd do that, although we dont have snakes here.

J Bonafilla said...

I would be so creeped out if I met a snake in the dark of night (or the light of day, for that matter). My next door neighbour here in London has a couple of pet snakes (yikes) and I live in constant terror that they'll escape ... . So not my thing! All the best, Bonny

Marilyn said...

Interesting shot with your flashlight.

Lisa Kerner said...

That's a little creepy. I would have been a big scaredy cat, for sure. I like that you captured the mood so well with this shot.

Cheryl McCain said...

Definitely love the flashlight shot and thanks for sharing your adventure!

EarlK said...

Your flashlight phoro looks like a grassy silver sphere. Wonderful.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Things are always scary in the dark ;)

bettyl-NZ said...

Sounds like quite an interesting trek!

Diana said...

Nice adventure. Visiting from Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday.

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