Thursday, October 30, 2008


I'd heard good things about the William Finley National Wildlife Refuge just south of town. I'd especially taken to heart the recommendation to walk the boardwalk before the rains come so as to enjoy the crunch and rustle of the dry leaves on the trail.

The morning was overcast and chilly, but still wonderful. I love boardwalk trails.

It's a there-and-back half-mile walk, elevated the entire way; mostly amongst the ash trees with their yellow and brown this time of year.

The boardwalk ends in a covered bird blind overlooking a lake/pond/marsh filled with waterbirds. We didn't have binoculars, so I can't be more species-specific in our sightings of ducks, geese, and herons. But it was loud with bird call and flyovers.

No turkeys though. We looked. Observation: His hands are still SO tiny to hold, but I love holding hands and walking with him.

Just the two of us on the adventure.

Admiring the delicate color palette in the hedge.

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