We took a walk through the woods last week, at Nolte State Park, not for the first time nor the last – it’s one of our favorite local hikes. An easy, mostly level, trail around Deep Lake, it’s only a mile and a quarter long, and good for walking all times of year, rain or shine.
On this particular day, we found the sun lighting the path, and occasionally peeking through the tree canopy.
We found many downed trees along the trail, both new and old,
this one apparently happy with its recent fate.
Those fallen long ago have already transformed into their new selves,
strange and mysterious.
Those decaying but still standing, give fertile ground to other life forms.
We passed a stagnant section of the lake, cutoff from the source, the kind of place you might find a gator if this were the south; thankfully it’s not.
Instead, we saw this little turtle sunning himself.
And further on the trail, a fisherman doing the same.
Very beautiful photos, Susanne! ❤️
Thanks so much, John.😊😊
You’re welcome. ❤️
Love the turtle photo!!
Thanks! I was happy to see the little fellow!
I love that big shelf mushroom. I have one that I painted, but it is much smaller.
I’ve seen them painted too! This one would make a nice canvas!
I can see why this is a favourite walk – it would be for me too if I lived nearby 🙂
We love it and it’s nice to walk year-round. 🙂
That’s a lovely place to walk. Ollie would enjoy it there! 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
I think he would too! We saw lots of friendly dogs with their owners. 🙂
What a gorgeous area, Susanne! How nice to live so close. Stunning beauty here!
Thanks, Terri! Such an easy hike, with so much payoff in beauty!
When we get back I can’t wait to visit my local favorite hike in Riverside State Park 😁
Yes! I’ve seen your beautiful pictures! You have many wonderful hikes to choose from on your side of the state, too! 🙂 🙂
Thank you. 😊