The fall before the snowstorm. I had planned this post way before I had any idea we would have a big snowstorm three days later, but I thought it was still nice to see some fall since the snow right now is pretty unusual. Mom and I headed out on the trials by Gramma’s house for a look at the leaves.
It was obvious the peak was over as there were so many leaves on the trail and off in the woods. The dried grasses and all the colors of fall do paint a nice picture while walking. We found it odd that so many trees were bare, yet the ones that were not bare were still green.
Along the way, we found this little fellow in the trunk of a tree. Usually we see rocks all over that people have painted and left, but they are boring. This little guy was a fun find and worth a photo. Madison and Olivia found a troll in the same area last spring.
After leaving the woods we headed into the swamp trail. It was dry, and for a change, the water was not spilling over the trail. We came across this rather creepy tree in the swamp and thought it would be a good Halloweeny photo.
There was some non-frozen water still in the creek. I bet if I went today it may have snow around it and a light layer of ice in the morning.
Thankfully, there are benches along the way. An almost two hour walk does tend to make a girl tired and ready for a nap. Unfortunately, I had to continue walking back to Gramma’s house before I could take a nap. It was a fun walk, and a good look at fall before the snowstorm!
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