The 2 Things Challenge this week is Private/Public. During one of my early photography classes, we had an excursion to Dismals Canyon Conservatory in northwest Alabama. I was unable to go with the class on Saturday, so my wife and I drove up the next week. Since this is designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service, I assumed I would be able to get in and take some photos. Not true; it is actually PRIVATE property and is only open to the PUBLIC at certain times, especially if it's not in the summer. This is what I got to see of the Dismals that day.
Naturally I was disappointed, but after driving all that way, I wanted some photographs, so I walked across the highway to a small primitive camping area and got some nice autumn leaves. This is my favorite one.
I had posted the leaves long ago here, but this is a better size.