Walking in the Woods

It was a beautiful Fall day today. It was overcast and the colors of the leaves were brilliant. So I brought the camera along when we walked Fergus. Every day we go to a wooded area near the old State Hospital Grounds. So many people walk their dogs there that it has unofficially been named “the dog park”. It is a stunningly beautiful place and we are very lucky to have it.

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The path goes through fields, along the river and into the woods.

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This is a beach where a lot of dogs swim.

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Fergus loves it.

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There is tons of bittersweet growing on the trees. It is gorgeous at this time of year, but it does kill the trees it climbs on. I gather some every year for my windowboxes. No one minds.

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The path continues through another field.

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I love these gnarly old trees by the river.

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What a great day for a walk! Fergus can’t stop smiling.

20121009-182005.jpg The woods have an orangey glow that is quite magical.

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The river continues through the woods….

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…to another favorite swimming spot.

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Fergus loves the water.

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Time for a snack.

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Lovely.

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The colors in the upper field are brilliant this year.

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Even the ivy is turning!

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The bamboo seeds look like little teardrops.

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Wild grape climbs up the trees as well.

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Almost back to the car now.

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“Do we have to go?”

Hope you enjoyed our walk!

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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2 Responses to Walking in the Woods

  1. Thanks for taking me along.. Fergus was smiling till the last photo of him.. Just like the kids.. Tis a pretty fall this year!

  2. PermaGoddess says:

    Just fabulous! The colours of the leaves are simply divine!

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