Friday, November 20, 2015

Lost Maples State Park

We took a little walk on Thursday -- the Maple trail at Lost Maples State Park.  I was hoping that the maple trees had changed colors, but they were just starting to.  The Ranger said that they've had too much hot weather and too much rain lately.

“Come said the wind to the leaves one day,
Come o’re the meadows and we will play.
Put on your dresses scarlet and gold,
For summer is gone and the days grow cold.”
-        A children’s song of the 1880s

This is about what all of the maples look like - just touched with red.

It was still very pretty, and I just love the colors of autumn.  We had company with us, the Hoyt's and two of the cutest little munchkins you could ever see - Ella and Addie!
 Grandma Hoyt, Ella and Addie
 Beeps and Addie
 The girls in the jaws of the shark rock!
 John enjoying the peace and tranquility of the stream
John and Ella in front of the Monkey Rocks

We took a picnic lunch along with us and had it at one of the picnic tables after our short walk.  It was so nice not to have to fight off bugs and mosquitoes, another bonus of going in the fall.  A wonderful day.

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