This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

State Hospital trails................

So on my bluebell woods blog I wrote about the first part of our day. We stopped at the new visitors center to explore what was going on. We eventually got off on our walk. Laura had come by because it was such a nice day, so off we went.
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There are miles of trails above the State hospital. The fields look down over the town. Some of the trails are steep and slippery.
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Some were blocked by windfalls.Note my footwear, I was not expecting to have to climb haha,
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Tristen got through OK.
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He enjoyed climbing on the rocks and trees. We enjoyed the walk other than the slippery steep paths, that was fun but for me rather iffy, hard for me to see what I was doing and my glasses kept steaming up.
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We found a bear in the woods (no not really)
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I personally needed some exercize after the birthday party at the weekend. Still have not recovered from that.
Some of the things that we saw in the beautiful toadstall/mushroom
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Plenty of flowers left and the bees are still bizzy.
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One day I will try to figure out the names of all the different bees I find. Tristen found a poor old grasshopper who got squished on the path
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Its was a fun day with a few laughs
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We saw a friend out jogging with his dog but I bet he didn't go on the trails we did haha...............Tristen enjoying the stream
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The sky was beautiful and the fields were going fully into Autumn.
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Queen Annes lace is gone till Spring
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we will continue to go on hikes as long as we can, till the snow falls. I would love to go all winter but I don't have and can't afford snow shoes or skiis so.........hoping for a very long Autumn season. Taking a break......
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Just one more picture, this is at the visitors center and were the only deer we saw that day
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Lots of great art work with more to come.......its going to be great there. Can't wait to go back. Think I will use some proper shoes next time. I am always telling Laura to do that haha.


Craftymoose Crafts said...

I'm glad you didn't twist an ankle hiking in your sandals! The mushroom is gorgeous--I have those floating around in my head to bead, too! Good thing Tristan "tamed" the bear, LOL!

Magic Love Crow said...

What a fun post! I love these photos! Great butt shots! LOL! I agree with Deb, you are lucky you didn't twist an ankle! Really enjoyed your hiking trip! Would have loved to go with you! Great art! Great nature!
Big Hugs xoxox

Rose Hascall said...

We, hubby and I, walk the trail in our town every morning, weather permitting. I am with you, I hope we have a very, very, long autumn.
Happy trails to you,