~A Walk in the Woods~


A walk in the woods,

Expectations await.


Strolled upon a flowing creek,

Bringing life from afar,

A melody of sweet harmony fills the air,

What secrets are you sharing?


Sheltering Live Oaks and tall Long Leaf Pines,

Swaying in the gentle evening breeze,

Whispering to each other and maybe to me,

What are you planning?


Singing their nightly lullaby of rich, deep notes,

Listen closely, green tree frogs,

Revealing stories of the day, expectations of the night,

Who attends your story time?


Dusk begins to blanket the woods,

Inviting shadows out to dance,

They present a choreographed musical of enchantment,

For whom are you performing?


A walk in the woods.

Expectations fulfilled.




Tyler, Texas is known for growing Roses. Notice the red rose in the water. Someone left several Roses here in memory of a loved one. Touching.
Canoe Guide

All photos taken at Tyler State Park, near Tyler, Texas. We spent two nights there this past Saturday and Sunday. We experienced fall all over again!

After leaving Ray Roberts State Park, we headed to MCD Innovations in McKinney, Texas, for seven nights, where we had our coach blinds installed. I promise a write up on the installation and process. I can truly say, we love the new MCD blinds.

Leaving McKinney, we traveled to Tyler State Park, where all of these photos were taken. Then to Lake Bistineau State Park in Louisiana for a night, finally leaving Texas! I have some photos of Lake Bistineau that I will post. We wish we would have had more time to stay a few more days there, but just ran out of time.

This afternoon we arrived at Natchez State Park, near Natchez, MS and will leave in the morning for Fairview River State Park in Madisonville, Louisiana for eleven nights. We are looking forward to being in one place for a little while. Hopefully, I can get caught up on my blog, answering comments and visiting your blogs!

I hope you enjoy my photos!

9 thoughts on “~A Walk in the Woods~”

    1. I can understand why Money Mag voted McKinney the second best place to live. It was in 2012. We were not able to see much, because of the way the installation of the blinds went, but would certainly like to go back!

    1. Hi Gay! I have not “chatted” with you lately! I hope you are enjoying yourself. It is always fun to hike. This park was beautiful, heavily treed with lovely hiking trails. You would like it there. We would not go again on the weekend, too many people, but on Sunday everyone left and we had the place almost to ourselves.

    1. Hi Ingrid, thanks so much. The fall colors were beautiful reflected on the lake. We will be at Fairview Riverside State Park for eleven nights. Will visit with friends and eat lots of good New Orleans style food!! This afternoon I had a Grilled Shrimp poboy, with spicy cabbage and Fried Green Tomatoes. Never had this particular combination before, but it was GREAT.

    1. Hey Gale, great to hear from you! I hope you enjoyed your company and that things are going well for her. I hear Loveland got a few inches of snow. Also, 34 opened – Yeah!!

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