To Alex -

To Alex...who is far away in person, but never far from my heart. I miss you. Enjoy these snippets of everyday family life here in the states.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Still weekending.

When the out-of-doors draws at me, begs me to come play in the woods, I don't resist. I'm happiest in the woods and on the water, and I simply must spend as much time as possible experiencing all this wonderful world has to offer. That's how we ended up on the road again just before sunrise. I knew of a beautiful nature preserve that I was hoping would allow us to paddle on the lake, but the sign clearly said, "No Boating". Scrooges. Fine, we'll just hike the trails around the lake. It was cold, make no mistake about that, but the cold is no deterrent when the woods are alive with color.
Interesting, the frost has begun to melt on the boardwalk except where there are shadows.
I know you wish you had been there with us. Go ahead, you can admit it.
What a pretty carpet to walk on.
Told you it was cold out. I noticed the frost outlines as soon as we got out of the truck.
Close-up of frost on the railings of the boardwalk. I was so excited because I finally figured out how to use the manual focus on my camera. To think I've been trying to use the limited macro setting to do this same thing, and without success, I might add.
What would an early morning walk be like without a bit of reflection?
Pretty isn't it?


  1. I am not sure that you could have captured Autumn any better. Those are gorgeous photos.

  2. your photos are stunning, lily. like heather said, you captured the season beautifully. weekend-away. if you can be where you want to be, out in nature, soak it all in when you can!

  3. Lily,
    Your photography is super! What beautiful photos!