There is a beautiful nature preserve right in the middle of our city.
I have to admit, I’ve only been there a couple times in all the years I’ve lived here.
Today we hiked through a pine forest, which was just beautiful.
Besides the peace and quiet you feel in the woods, I love to treat our hikes like a treasure hunt, noticing different smells, colors and shapes.
We are always on the lookout for fungus and moss, which grows in so many cool varieties, sizes, shapes, and shades.
Surprisingly, there are still lots of fall colors to be found.
The trail was completely carpeted in a variety of leaves, from brown oak leaves to bright yellow maple leaves.
Thank goodness the sun was shining because the temperatures were cool and it was windy out there.
I wish I could bottle up that tranquility the woods give me, and carry it with me everywhere I go!