Sunday, October 25, 2009

Autumn at Hanging Rock

A few members of our family are getting over another wave of sickness right now (including me, What is up with my catching every bug the kids bring home this fall...I've been taking all my supplements, and then some!), but we weren't going to let it keep us from checking out autumn in all it's glory. The leaf color peaked this weekend in the nearby foothills of the NC mountains, and we took full advantage of feeling mostly better by taking a hike at Hanging Rock State Park.

We stuck to the easier trails, but the kids had the most fun of any nature adventure we've done in a while.

Leaves were waiting to be collected.

Cliff faces begged to be explored

Waterfalls beckoned us to admire their chilly glory.

And the leaves...

they did not disappoint.

We even found a "gnome-multiplex" at the root base of this fallen oak.

And we walked...and we breathed.

And sorted out which leaves were special enough to keep.

And held on to our rocks.

And marveled at the beauty around us.

Then it was time to say goodbye to Hanging Rock. For now.


  1. Gnome multiplex - you crack me up! We have been slathering our special leave finds in decoupage glue and we're going to try beeswax next. So far it's proven to be a good way to save them for a while. Glad you all had such a lovely time!

  2. What a beautiful place to enjoy the season! Days like that are so special. Hope everyone is feeling better!
    Have a geat week!

  3. Those leaves are giant! Hanging Rock is absolutely beautiful!

  4. Gorgeous pics. I followed you over here from your comments on soulemama.

  5. Lovely pictures and blog... Just stopped by;o)


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