Hocking Hills Gallery

Our Hallowed Hills and Hollers

The wonders of these Hills and Hollers, provide boundless numbers of visitors the ability to escape from the frenetic pace of modern society and renew and refresh using the allure of the many sensations provided by their geologic enchantment.

Inestimable time, coincident of creation, erosive forces colliding and conspiring, today continue to coalesce towards impressions of wonderment and solace for the many itinerant modern day pioneers.

Eons of weathering and freeze-thaw eroded this rock away from it's original location. The erosive sandstone underneath has been protected all these years by the weather resistant top cap rock and created this wonder of nature here in the Hills
Eons of weathering and freeze-thaw eroded this rock away from it’s original location. The erosive sandstone underneath has been protected all these years by the weather resistant top cap rock and created this wonder of nature here in the Hills

The fascination of rocks & erosion, cascades & falls, fascinating weathering, seasonal extremes, flora & fauna of unusual species & abundance, all uniquely imbue our Hills & Hollers giving rise to sentient splendor.

Engaging impressions of life fostered here provide the ability to endow unique and timeless mental markers of these subjective memories. Later, as one views keepsakes or emotive reflections of these meaningful visits they are instantly re-coupled to their personal emotions and experiences.

How often such a stimulus will give us the ability to time travel and relive the peace and serenity inherent in the Hills and Hollers and, maybe, this catalyst is not just about a physical place but a sublime state of mind, that, even briefly, gives sustenance to our subjective world.

Visitor stories regaled in our gallery; the solitary adventures, romantic escapes, celebratory events, gatherings of families and friends, years of visiting, the youth of our age exploring their own boundaries as we did before them lead an abundance of people, often from considerable distances, to commune here.

So many diverse scenic explorations to choose from, each instilling their respective ever-changing ambiance and natural expressions of interaction, give rise to Technicolor moments of life in our monochrome worlds.

An easy hike to the box canyon of Conkle's Hollow's central trail  give witness to this set of double falls.
An easy hike to the box canyon of Conkle’s Hollow’s central trail give witness to this set of double falls.

Whether conscious, subconscious or daydreaming, it is our ability to store these memories of the Hills and Hollers and relive them that give our lives meaning and a sense of purpose. Such is the world of the Hocking Hills, where experiences and mindfulness enliven millions each year.

Bridal Veil Falls. So many celebrate a wedding or anniversary here in the Hill that this Falls seemed quite appropriate.
Bridal Veil Falls. So many celebrate a wedding or anniversary here in the Hills that this Falls seemed quite appropriate.

We at DustyBlues Gallery are blessed to have transformed our lives here. We continually visit the varied landscapes in all seasons and luminance. Our visual essays convey our sensations of the expressions Mother Nature evokes in infinite variety and the art works we produce provide our gallery visitors with memories that last life times.

This blog is the beginning of a series we intend to “unveil” insights into the many scenic opportunities one can visit in our region.

Dusty & Val

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