The trails in Hot Springs National Park are decorated in purple and gold with the arrival of late summer Wildflowers. Glorious Aster and Goldenrod reach up from a Forest floor covered in dried Leaves from years past. Humidity blankets the valley casting glimmering blue light across the Zig Zag and Ouachita Mountains.
A Whitetail Doe takes care to shield her fawns from passing hikers. She kindly steps out from the brush when we are alone and allows me to capture her beauty. Her summer coat is shedding to make way for the new growth she will need for the upcoming colder weather. It is a joy to have seen her as a young adult, pregnant and now a Mother.
Love to ALL!