Bell Smith Springs, part two

One could not help but admire the suberb craftsmanship of these stairs when descending from the parking lot to the trails of Bell Smith Springs.  This type of craftsmanship and park enhancement  is found all over Southern Illinois parks and remains the result of “Civilian Conservation Corps” work from the Great Depression Era.  It amazes me how skillfully these steps are crafted, how they blend into the natural beauty and surroundings, and how well the steps have endured the years.  I silently wondered if it might be time to revive the work of the CCC; so many people facing unemployment these days.

As is the case throughout Southern Illinois, large rock outcroppings are prevalent in Bell Smith Springs, as are many other natural treasures.  You can read more about Bell Smith Springs HERE.

I think Mother Nature has a way of creating her own natural abstract art.

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6 Responses to Bell Smith Springs, part two

  1. Mike Palmer says:

    Fantastic details Sue –

  2. As Mike said, lovely details. Its really nice to get a glimpse of these (for me) far off places.

  3. Marcie says:

    These last two images are truly exceptional. Love the abstract detail you’ve found in nature.

  4. Anita says:

    Sue: I especially like the bottom two images–beautiful abstracts.

  5. JRP says:

    Ohhhh those last two photos will be wonderful textures for you!!

    I love seeing the world through your eyes!

  6. mary says:

    Oh, those rock formations are so beautiful! Ad yes, they will make good textures. To answer your question on my blog, I have found a lot of free textures on flickr.

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