We squeezed in a little free time this past weekend to hike a trail not far from our house. I love these woods because they are full of very tall pine trees which are fun to walk through.
It was great to be in the woods, soaking up fresh air, listening to the crunch under our hiking boots, and searching for treasures, from squirrel nests high up in the trees to lichen and moss on fallen tree trunks to pine cones and tracks on the trail.
Hope you found time to get some fresh air over the weekend too!
What a treat to go hiking in the Arboretum on my day off this past weekend.
It was sunny but chilly.
It’s been a few weeks since I was on a hiking trail, so it was quite refreshing to be out there.
I don’t usually go hiking by myself, but it was such a great day to be out exploring.
I love the way these tall groves of pine trees smell in fall.
There was still a little moss and lichen to be found.
I noticed a few signs of fall color still lingering.
With a cooler season ahead of us, I’m hoping to get out and explore more on Fridays.
Such a great way to spend a day off.
Hope you were able to get some fresh air this last weekend too! Thank you for stopping by.
We spent our Saturday doing our usual routine – hiking in the woods and enjoying lunch at a pub.
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!
Another lucky Sunday spent in the woods!
This time, we decided to try a trail we haven’t been on in about 14 years, right smack in the middle of our local Arboretum.
It was just as fabulous as I remembered it, a thick woods with a heavy canopy and lots of ground cover, making for interesting scenery.
Talk about treasure hunting, in the woods, you would be amazed at what you can find!
Check out all these incredible little finds.
Always a great day when spent in the woods!