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.
You are fortunate to live so close to such a beautiful walk…I am always amazed at God’s handiwork! I love little streams and creeks. Thank you for sharing not only the beauty IN your home but the beauty close to your home…but most important, thanks for sharing the beauty of the risen Lord in your blog:) Donna
What a lovely place to walk! It seems so peaceful and cool!
Julia @ Hooked on Houses says
What beautiful photos! I feel like I was taking that walk with you. Thanks for joining my final Hooked on Fridays party! 🙂
Gorgeous photos! The perfect little walk/hike for a fall afternoon. 🙂
Love seeing those woods! It reminds me of our home in AL. We lived on a dead end street growing up right at the foot of a mountain off of Ruffner Rd. We used to go in the those woods every afternoon after school and hike or whatever. It was great. The streams and plants..the fallen trees and moss. I also loved the old well that had the best tasting water. And there were even old mine shafts. Great memories!
What great pictures. I was a bit of a tomboy, too, growing up…and that little trail would have been heaven for me. 😉 I don’t have the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors as much as I would like anymore, but when I do I still thoroughly enjoy seeing all that God has beautifully decorated our world with. Thanks for letting us tag along with you on the trail. 😉
Wonderful photos…. love the one of your hubby panning for gold. Pretty nice hobby, especially if he finds any nuggets!
Beautiful. Thanks for the walk, Rhoda!
~Country Lady~ says
What a delight! I love nature walks. I feel closest to God when I am wondering in the woods. It is food for the soul. It makes everything right in my world when I get back to nature and allow God to speak directly to me. Thank you for sharing your little piece of Heaven on Earth with us. Blessings.
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
Lovely photos…I think you do a great job. Loved the photo of your hubby panning for gold. 🙂 I especially liked the creek and acorn pictures.
just stopping by to wish you happy weekend, I thought of you this morning, dunno why but I’m going to a jumble sale, held every 3 months, it is huge and I was wishing someone could go with me who would be as psyched as me about it lol!
anyway loved your walk, looks so green and soft
Rhonda @ BlueCreekHome says
This looks like my kind of walk. I love a little stream or a creek.
And I hope you husbands finds lots of gold in them thar cricks!!!
Your photography is great.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could design like God does?
Then our homes would be perfect!
What beautiful photography! Suitable for framing, if you ask me!! Fall is such an inspiring time of the year! thanks for posting these!
Rachel @ Grasping for Objectivity says
Gorgeous photos! That’s so great that you have that right there… don’t you love the south?? There’s nowhere like it!
Thanks for coming to the meet-up yesterday – I am always blown away by your Southern Charm and Grace!
Love the woodsy pics. Did your hubby get rich panning gold?
Beautiful! I love being outdoors too. So quiet and peaceful. God really shows through when you turn off all of our man-made distractions. So glad y’all had a great time & hope hubby can make it rich in his gold endeavers 🙂
Living in the country myself, I love to go on walks this time of year. We have several acres and some of the trees are about to begin to change colors. It is a great time to be outside here in Alabama if you dodge all of the rain showers!
Thanks for taking us on your walking tour.
Beautiful walk, Rhodd~how nice to have that area so close!
okay, it’s late. You’re RHODA not Rhodd! 🙂
Love this walk through the woods…so relazing and your pics are great!
Rhoda, your Mom’s needlework is so beautiful! Just lovely…please let her know how much we admire her talent. I’m so afraid these wonderful skills aren’t being passed down to the current generations. True treasures…thanks so much for sharing them.