Yesterday I had planned to take a quick hike in Lake Catherine State Park, Arkansas. I did hike but it was not quick, high winds and glittering autumn foliage had me mesmerized. One trail lead to another, before I knew it I had hike them all and discovered I needed more camera batteries. Long before I left the park images and video had drain all 5 batteries in my camera bag. Note to self: “Buy more batteries.”
I was blessed to see autumn painted Trees dance in the wind sparkling with jewel like leaves in the morning sun. Lovely Pine Warblers peaked at me from the branches of tall Short Leaf Pines. On several occasions I had fleeting glimpses of majestic Whitetail Deer. For what seemed only a brief moment a lovely Doe let me take photographs and shoot video of her graceful grazing. She paraded back and forth lingering in sight to distract me from what really mattered, her nearby fawn.
Aster and goldenrod waved in the breeze along the trails as a green caterpillar tried to hold firm on a log. Colorful leaves floated on the wind and road the rippling Lake surface. I climbed 100 year old rock stairs, scooted under a fallen Tree and crossed wooden Forest bridges. The wind caressed my skin and tugged at my long hair as the sun tried to warm my face in the cold air. It was a glorious day in park.
Love to ALL!