Driving, loved the random piles of stones balancing on this sign, walking past Mt. Sheldon, the curving stone steps, stone gateway.
Saturday was turning out to be a rather lazy day until we decided to hit Stony Creek metropark again for an evening wandering along some hiking tails. Due to the heat [we're back into the mid 30s] even with walking in the shade it gets a little too warm, so the evening turned out to be the perfect time to get outside. I've blogged many a time about visiting Stony Creek but we made sure to visit a part of the park that at least I haven't visited - but the others knew of some landscaping a farmer once did hidden in the woods. Pass Mt. Sheldon, which isn't even a mountain but gave me a giggle after being a big Big Bang Theory fan you reach a dark avenue of pine trees. Mid way along the dark avenue stands a plinth before which lay two lines of fern leaves - somewhat marking say a path in the dirt - it was somewhat mystical and a little pagan like. Climbing up some stone steps leads you up to another curving step path upon which you raise a flat, grassland plato. What remains is just grassland, a stone pillared gateway and wall enclosing everything but in its day it might have really been something.
I love finding such sudden changes in the landscape in the middle of woodland. We spent the rest of the night after driving to the lake watching the sunset, but I'm saving that to show you another day.