The Trails Provide, Published in Do South Magazine

Here’s a link to the story I wrote for Do South Magazine, one of my favorite regional magazines. Thanks for reading!

 

THE TRAILS PROVIDE

WORDS AND IMAGES: JIM WARNOCK

Published in Do South Magazine September, 2019

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“Oh my!” Kathy yelled with a panicked crack in her voice. Scott and Kathy were part of a group at mile sixty-four of the Ozark Highlands Trail when the unthinkable happened. The left sole of Kathy’s shoe came apart, bringing her to an abrupt halt. We huddled around like paramedics taping a wound…..

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Photo Challenge – Rule of Thirds with Water and Dog

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Rule of Thirds.”

I looked at photos from a hike into Lynn Hollow last Saturday for evidence of the “Rule of Thirds” and found it in use for the following photos among others.

Blue-green swimming hole in Lynn Hollow.

Blue-green swimming hole in Lynn Hollow.

Placing the active movement of water using the rule of thirds is a useful tool.

Small cascade in Lynn Hollow, Ozark Highlands Trail

Small cascade in Lynn Hollow, Ozark Highlands Trail

Hiker-dog heard something in this dead tree that she wanted desperately.  The last photo shows the use of “Rule of Thirds” to place Hiker-dog’s rear for a balanced, and humorous depiction of  typical K-9 behavior.

Hiker pausing from her digging into the trunk of this dead tree.

Hiker pausing from her digging into the trunk of this dead tree.

Hiker-dog doing what dogs do.

Hiker-dog doing what dogs do.