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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sunday at the Park, part 1

This Sunday was an absolutely beautiful day! The sun was shining, the leaves on the trees were changing, and the temp was in the high 50s, low 60s. One of my BFFs and her dear hubby wanted my son and I to take some pics of them for their Christmas cards. They decided to have pictures taken at a local state park, the Independence Dam State Park.

Here is a beautiful scene near the front of the park.

I thought this tree was so pretty against the blue sky!
Let's wander on into the park!

We noticed an interesting tree that had fallen. It looked like we might be able to take some interesting pictures here! My son Jared was first on the scene. Awww, see how cute this picture of Jon and Monica and sweet furchild Winston turned out?
Monica wanted to get some pictures of Jon too. So I took a pic of her taking pics of her hubby and Winnie!
They turned the tables on us and took a pic of Jared and I next to the tree.
Jon told me that I needed a new pic to show online suitors, lol. Notice that I am letting the hair down a little. It's not poodle poofy any more, but I still haven't had the guts to go straight.
I spotted an interesting mushroom on the tree trunk.

My son hopped up on the trunk to get a close up picture.
Then Jon headed down the hill to get a closer pic of these interesing spores. They all make me think of fairies! Couldn't you imagine fairies sitting on top of these mushrooms or using them like a giant umbrella for shelter? These were about 12" or more across.

I was also fascinated by this hollow tree! I could just imagine some woodland creature hiding deep inside. Perhaps elves lived in there!
Here is a vine on another tree. It's going to be all red eventually. I think it's poison ivy! So pretty to look at in the fall, but so itchy!
There is a canal on one side of the park. I thought it was so pretty behind these beautifu leaves.

My son was full of energy and was literally running through the park and also jumping and leaping. He decided to run...
...then jump on and balance on this post. What do you suppose he saw as he was upside down like this?
Aha, a daddy long legs! These are harmless spiders. I never have the heart to kill them unless they are in my shower.
I just heart my son!
There are even more pictures to come. This park is laid out between the canal and the beautiful Maumee River, which is a pretty substantial river. Can't wait to show you what it looked like!

I'll be back tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

Kady, it looks like you had a eally fun day in the park. Pretty pictures.


Smilingsal said...

What a lovely place to live around. You take good pictures. I like you new hair style too.

Raxx - A day in the life said...

I like the look of your hair Kady, your son is uber cute!!

That park is so pretty, wish we had more of those!!

Take the plunge and go blonde!! Consider it a paint job, you can always change it!!

Neabear said...

You got some really great pictures. It was fun wandering through the park with you. Thanks for sharing.

nikkicrumpet said...

Great pictures! A beautiful day with your family in a wonderful setting...Yup that works!

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Kady!
Oh, what a pretty park! I will be looking forward to seeing more of the tour! It's fun traveling without having to leave the house!LOL! Thanks for sharing your beautiful day with us!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

What a beautiful day!! And to share it with your family. Life doesn't get any better than that!!
Hugs, Terrie

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Beautiful day and a beautiful park to spend time in with your friends and family! I had to laugh at the elf tree. Come see my post...I took a picture of a "fairy" tree!

Shelia said...

Evening, Kady! Oh, what a beautiful park and looks like everyone is having a great time. Love all the pix of your family! And look at you - smiling and looking so cute. Now before you let some guy swoop you up, you know your blog sisters have to approve!! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Great pictures, Kady! Your friends are going to have a fantastic Christmas card to send out - the photo came out beautiful! I think your hair looks great and your son is a riot!!!...Donna

Justine said...

Ooh, awesome pics, Kady, and I noticed the difference in your hair the second I saw you! I love that pic of you and Jared. I'm looking forward to seeing more pics of the park!

Justine :o )

Buffie said...

I love walking through beautiful parks! Your photos came out awesome too! Oh and the hair...most excellent, "you rook mah-valous darlink"!!!
PS, this makes me want to get my camera out and go snap away the day!

Bo said...

Hi Kady...isn't autumn just the greatest! You're looking good in your "skinny" jeans girl...and your son is a real "hottie"...
;-) Bo