Saturday, October 10, 2020

Red tree day

There is a tree on the way to our trail that turns a deep, vibrant red for a few days in the fall.

The color doesn't last long, and if we get an early storm, it doesn't happen at all. Over the years, we've come to really appreciate this tree.
Yesterday was Red Tree Day.
For some reason, I didn't see it coming. My big camera was at home, so I had to make do with my cell phone.
photo by Mary Jo Stark
That's okay. Cell phones take great pictures.
Mary Jo took this picture of Lucy and I with her phone, and I love it.
In addition to being beautiful, this tree is also tasty. Thunder helped himself to a big mouthful of leaves.
Lucy followed suit.
The red tree was the highlight, but the rest of the ride was also wonderful.
We are so fortunate to have access to these beautiful trails.
photo by Mary Jo Stark
Oh, Scarlett!
It's been a long hard year, and the last couple weeks have really worn me down. I don't know what I'd do without these horses, these trails and these friends. For a couple hours each day, they make everything feel okay.


  1. Hah, the last photo is the best! :D Furthermore all the others photos they are beautiful :).

  2. It's a good leaf year here (central PA). I feel about canoeing the same as you do about riding, except it's once a week.