There is nothing quite as therapeutic and relaxing as taking my camera and just going out to shoot some pictures. I discovered a place not far from where I live over the weekend. It is a quarry with hiking trails and fossils and ponds and is just very peaceful. I laced up my shoes, grabbed my camera bag, water bottle and headed out for a hike and an impromptu picture session. The umbrella, thankfully, was in my car already. I needed that more than anything else because two thunderstorms rolled through while I was out. Here are some pictures from my spur-of-the-moment road trip.