Adjacent to our neighborhood is a county park, with basketball courts, soccer fields, and a winding trail through the woods. It’s been fun to explore it and see what all is back there. Even though we are close to the main highway, it feels a million miles away.
So, go with me on a little nature walk, down this pretty trail. Growing up, I was a total tomboy and spent many days outside in the nearby woods close to our house, riding my bicycle, wading in the creeks, and having a ball. A pretty idyllic childhood for sure.
And I still enjoy walking in the woods and seeing what God has made for us to enjoy.
It was a perfect early Fall afternoon and the sun was peeking through the trees just beautifully.
Wilds ferns are in abundance in our woods.
I met up with my hubby, whose favorite new hobby is panning for gold. This little creek is a perfect place for him to get away from it all and still be about 5 minutes from home. He’s found another place to pan about an hour away in another county and is having so much fun with his new sport. He hasn’t found any nuggets yet, but if anyone can find one, it would be him.
This little creek in the woods is surprisingly clear and is all sand on the bottom.
So, I enjoyed my nature walk and took some pics.
Love the ferns
Moss on old trees
Lichen moss growing, I love how nature provides such pretty things to look at if we take time to explore.
Moss is growing wildly here in the dampness of the woods.
And on the rocks.
Interesting tree trunk.
And a toadstool.
A perfectly beautiful acorn in shades of green, yellow and brown. Perfect for Fall inspiration.
A vine growing up a tree.
The winding creek.
A little waterfall. Can’t you hear it now? I’m not the best photographer, but I love to try to capture some of this beauty. I’ve gotten much more interested in photography since I started blogging and love to see beautiful pics that blog friends have taken. Maybe I’ll take a class one day and get better at this.
A walk in the woods is good for the soul, don’t you agree?
Linking to Julia’s Hooked on Friday’s last party of the year and Melissa’s Beautiful Life Friday’s.
cristin @ simplified bee says
How beautiful! Let me know if you strike gold too 🙂