Driving through the countryside around here, the girls and I sigh and try to remember the things we like best about the season before us...being able to see so far through the naked trees...seeing all the nests that are no longer hidden...well, that was about all we came up with for now, so we decided to just focus on today, where it is still Autumn, beautiful Autumn.
We hiked with friends along the Moonville Rail Trail. We hadn't been there before, but it was a lovely walk along the Raccoon Creek (and yes, into the creek. Which didn't end well - you might notice that Ani is wearing different clothes in the last couple of pictures?) up onto the old railroad, and through the Moonville tunnel, which is supposedly haunted. Today it was full of the shouts of kiddos and loaded with graffitti that made me grateful that these three are not quite yet proficient readers!! We managed to scare a few deer and say a few words of urgent prayer that they escape the bow hunters that showed up as we were leaving...tis the season, which is a bit of a bummer for us hikers and lovers of the woods.