Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Columbus Day

I feel like I've spent more time with my husband and children in the past few days than I have in a long time.  It's been wonderful!

One of the things I love about where we live is that The Appalachian Trail runs right through here.  There are so many different places you can pick up the trail and the closest to us is about a mile down the road.

Yesterday afternoon, Dan, Stephen, Emily and I decided to go hiking.  Nathan had to work and he hates hiking so it was just the four of us.

It was a wonderful day for it.  Warm temperatures and bright sunshine set the scene for a hike.

We saw lots of creatures along the way, though you had to look hard to see some of them.

 photo IMG_1931_zpsb165693e.jpg

 photo IMG_1934_zps65389f6b.jpg

 photo IMG_1937_zpsfadb5655.jpg
 
I love how my children have developed my love for photography and nature.  

 photo IMG_1932_zpsc9e81b77.jpg



Stephen made me laugh because I heard a noise up in a tree and discovered it was him! 


 photo IMG_1973_zpsbd2c65fb.jpg

Gorgeous views.

 photo IMG_1959_zps7215c7fe.jpg


 photo IMG_1955_zps520252f1.jpg

Bright colors.

 photo IMG_1978_zps92187112.jpg

 photo IMG_1951_zpsa37f185a.jpg

 photo IMG_1945_zps14849b6a.jpg

It was a wonderful day both being able to get out and enjoy the weather, exercise and relax.  This has been the best autumn!