These two went on a photo safari yesterday! Haven't done that together in awhile. It was great fun.
The weather was actually a wee bit chilly, we dressed in layers and flirted with the idea of wearing long pants as opposed to short ones. But we both bravely chose shorts, with multiple layers on top, rationalizing that we can always tie a sweater or sweatshirt around the waist later. So, sneakers firmly strapped on place, off we went to seek adventure and/or good photographs.
Besides the chilly temps to contend with, we've had a goodly amount of rain lately and parts of the trails were a little mooshy underfoot. Other parts were completely underwater. Not just a little puddle, mind you, but more like a good sized pond. There was no puddle jumping possibilities. Olympic long jumpers couldn't jump these babies. So we did a lot of turning around and retracing our steps to find new trails.
There were few people out which I always prefer. Oddly saw very little wildlife. Lots of critter tracks though, some I even recognized; deer, raccoon, some sort of cat, a few others. Didn't even see many birds although we could hear them. The only "wildlife" we saw really were butterflies, dragonflies and one very cute caterpillar.
These are a couple of the photos I took:
As usual, Joy took the best photos! That girl is amazing!
Eventually, we got tired and came back to my house. And then because we are crazy, we then immediately walked into town for lunch and then walked around more to do a little shopping. More Walking! So I guess we were only tired of walking in the state park, not actually tired of walking in and of itself.
So the final tally for the day was: 1: I got to go hiking at Oscar Scherer State Park which I always enjoy 2: the weather was much cooler which was a nice change 3: Got to spend a few hours taking photographs and I love when that happens 4: had lunch out, always a treat 5: prowling around local shops is very fun but of course the best part of the day was 6: got to spend the day with my sister!
Hope your day, yesterday was awesome and that your day today, is even better!!
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