Summer is over for real now. The leaves are turning. Kids have been back in school so long they’ve just finished “fall break!” It will be just a matter of weeks before the trees are bare and we begin to think about firewood, blankets and spiced cider. This past weekend was likely to be the last free one we will have for a while, so we made the most of it by getting out and tramping through the woods at Big Hill Pond State Park – a little over an hour’s drive from home. And a world away!
While the trees didn’t offer up the same volume of color one might expect to see in New England, they were pretty enough to make us feel the season.
This is one end of the boardwalk, part of a hiking trail through the Great Dismal Swamp. (It wasn’t all THAT dismal!)
My Sweet Boyfriend thought it would make a neat series of photos if I took shots of him walking into the swamp. It’s kind of interesting….
as he leaves me behind…
and farther behind…
This is the way I like him best! Walking toward me with a big smile on his face.
We had a great time! Took lots of lovely photos. Laughed a lot. Breathed clean, clear air. Life is good!