There is something about hiking that I really just enjoy. It’s not something I do often –or hardly ever– as my kids are too little still to trek that far, but my husband and I make a point to do it once in the fall where we can really spend a morning enjoying the colors.
This time we spent a weekend in Door County for my birthday. Part of that weekend was hiking at Newport State Park. It was a beautiful hike despite that no colors were yet showing on trees.
The morning was crisp and the sun was beautiful and bright. We took two different paths. The first led around the shoreline and consisted of mainly pine trees. The scenery from this hike was outstanding. As you can see, the light danced off the reflection in the water and casted a beautiful deep blue over the lake.
As we were leaving the trail, I spotted this beautiful fallen leaf. At the time, it was one of the only colorful ones I had seen which made it more than worth it to stop and take a quick snapshot.
As I look back on our day, this hike was by far one of the highlights. It was rejuvenating to spend time reconnecting with my husband about our day to day life– we could finally have a conversation without anyone trying to compete for our attention. Oddly, even though we were waiting for this time, it still was also peaceful just sitting together in silence.
I’m already looking forward to our next fall hiking excursion even though I know it’ll be more than likely another year away.