Wandering Around and a Walk at Monksville Reservoir. Or, That Turtle Just Peed On Me!!!

After the last barn we were heading towards the town of Warwick when we came across a turtle in the road. I love turtles and for the past few months, since I first got to Kentucky, I’ve been doing a lot of roadside turtle rescues. Tina swiftly pulled over while I leapt out of the car and ran back to move him back to the nearest side of the busy road. I was running back to the car when she pointed out that he was trying to cross to the other side so I dashed back, found him in the brush and was running him across the road when I suddenly felt liquid running down my leg. Quite a bit, in fact. I looked down and sure enough, my turtle friend was letting it all go. I definitely scared the poor guy and I’m sorry for it but he gave me the best laugh in a long time.

We paused briefly in the town of Warwick where I snapped a couple shots of a cool old rail bridge before we drove south along Greenwood Lake. We then stopped at a local park for a picnic of sorts and took advantage of the swingset as we recaptured our youth. Continuing on, we randomly decided to check out the Monksville Reservoir where we ended up taking a short hike on a trail that had a billion small frogs that were very hard to avoid.

Spending time with Tina really reminded me how much I enjoy taking photos just for the sake of taking photos. Obviously I go many places and see many things but getting pictures is always incidental to my decisions on where I go. Having the opportunity to go out with my sister and enjoy the taking of pictures for what it is was different and relaxing and allowed me to channel a bit of my creativity. The time we spent together really inspired me to maybe sometimes just take photos… because I like to. I’m so thankful I was able to visit her and meet her family. I truly had the best time.

Railroad bridge, Warwick, New York

Railroad bridge, Warwick, New York

Railroad bridge, Warwick, New York

Railroad bridge, Warwick, New York

We know how to have a good time, Greenwood Lake, New Jersey

We know how to have a good time, Greenwood Lake, New Jersey

Cloud reflections in Monksville Reservoir, New Jersey

Cloud reflections in Monksville Reservoir, New Jersey

Bright sun on the water on trail approach to Monksville Reservoir, New Jersey

Bright sun on the water on trail approach to Monksville Reservoir, New Jersey

Baby frog, Monksville Reservoir, New Jersey

Baby frog, Monksville Reservoir, New Jersey

Monksville Reservoir, New Jersey

Monksville Reservoir, New Jersey

If there’s water, I’m in it, Monksville Reservoir, New Jersey

If there’s water, I’m in it, Monksville Reservoir, New Jersey

Rocks, Monksville Reservoir, New Jersey (Photo by Tina)

Rocks, Monksville Reservoir, New Jersey (Photo by Tina)

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