Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

A Day at the Park

We arrived at Chewacla State Park and found the site we liked the best for our extended stay while waiting and recouperating from surgery.  Our site  is very spacious and nestled in the woods.  To the far left we have some chairs set around for when we want to have a fire in the fire pit. 

The weather, even though a bit warm, has been beautiful so we decided to walk a trail at Town Creek Park in Auburn.  It is a really nice park and the trails are easy to maneuver. Below is one of the entrances to the trails.

Once you round the last of the walkway entrance there is an open view of the pond and gazebo overlooking the pond.

We were enjoying our walk so much, we decided to cross the road and walk a part of the trail we had not been on yet.  This area is a Historic Tree Trail which the picture below will explain.  It really is awesome with a lot of incredible history about each tree.

There were trees from acorns or seedlings from all over the was from the tree at the Jefferson Memorial. Another from George Washington's Mount Vernon and others like that.
For Auburn, there was a tree grown from an acorn from the oaks at Toomer's Corner.

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk and especially the history of the trees along the Historic Tree Trail.
It was a good day and a grand way to pass time waiting for Mike's surgery.


  1. Beautiful park. Glad you were able to explore some trails. Praying for both of you!

  2. You find the nicest parks. Stay cool.

  3. Wow,those trails are so lovely. Glad you can enjoy this beauty while you wait.

  4. The site you chose is so lush and beautiful! It looks like the perfect place to relax and for Mike to recover from his surgery. How great that you're able to stay for an extended time at the state park! Take good care, both of you.

  5. Another great "Gem" that you have found and shared with us..and what better place to be to after the surgery....take care of yourselves...thoughts and prayers coming your way....Horst sends


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