Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall is in full swing in our county.
Saturday afternoon's weather was exceptionally nice!
The five of us decided a hike was in order.
We went to an area known as Rails to Trails.

We were all feeling quite energetic as we posed for a picture at the beginning of the trail.  The picture was taken by a lady who was at the end of her hike.  I noticed that her and her friend had survived the
hike just fine:)

Before our hike started, we found the three huddled on the stone path, totally amused by something.

Only to find a grasshopper as the focal point.  I love how children can get so excited about
something as simple as a grasshopper.

My husband pulled a list of rules from the clear plastic envelope hanging on the post.  He proceeded to share the rules of the trail with the children.  Rule #1..."in order to hike this trail, one must have
all their teeth". 

...The reason for his made up rule, was right here in the blue shirt:) 
This week he lost his first tooth.

We started out walking and talking.

Then the racing competition began.  Now let it be known, no 60some year old grandfather
is going to let his young grandchildren beat him in any race.
The little blond way up ahead, started well in advance of the others........ya gotta do what ya gotta do to get the lead!

The honeysuckle was still in bloom on one side of the trail,


And the leaves were turning on the trees, on the other side of the trail.

In the midst of our busy lives, taking time on a fall afternoon to enjoy nature and each other, was
therapeutic for all of us.

"There is something satisfying, rejuvenating, comforting about the seasons.  They remind me
that I play one small part in a much bigger picture---that there is a pulse, a sequence, a journey
set into motion by the very hand of God Himself."     Karen Scalf Linamen


Love Being A Nonny said...

Plain, simple fun. Love it!

corners of my life said...

The perfect way to hike is with "youngins". Unlike my adult children, the young kids set a pace I can keep up with (well, except for all that running).

Judy said...

That sounds like the best way to spend a Saturday afternoon! Great photos.

lindsey said...

Nothing better Han a walk in the countryside bit your grandchildren! Looks like your Fall weather is just beautiful

debi said...

Well that was a super fun way to spend time with the little ones!!


Happy@Home said...

One can learn so much from you, Judy. Today I am inspired by the way you and your husband lovingly spend time with your grandchildren making memories for all. What a gift you are giving to them. But, of course, you are the "gift giver" in so many ways.
Beautiful first photo of those puffy clouds floating through the blue sky.

Christine said...

What a great way to spend time with your g'children! Outside, exercising, enjoying each others company.
Memories in the making!!

Crickit said...

What a fun time with the grand kids! Looks like it was a beautiful day! :)

Jeane` said...

They are so fortunate to have such young, vibrant and active grandparents! Loved dad's "rule" for the hike ;) And not to be technical, (but I will), it is his third tooth. The bottom two weren't quite as prominent ;)


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