Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Favorite

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know we have a special fall tradition around these parts: The Fall Walk. It truly is my most favorite day of the year. I was even telling the kids on Sunday morning, when I decided it had to be Fall Walk day, that I love the Fall Walk more than Christmas. It's true!

This year, we headed down south to Dansville, NY, just about an hour away. The weather when we left was beautiful and by the time we arrived, the clouds rolled in. Oh perfectly fallish, yes? We were in and out of spritzy showers, but I didn't care. It made the moments the sun decided to shine just that much prettier. The park we strolled through is one we had never visited, Stony Brook State Park. And we will be sure to visit again. It is an absolute hidden gem of a place. It seemed there was a picturesque bridge and waterfall around every turn.

As you can imagine, I took a lot of pictures. Five hundred fifty four, but who's counting? I was able to narrow those down to 80 and from those I'll share my most favorite. It is so hard to choose!! I love them all. I hope if feel like you were right there with us...

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And... there was a playground. The funnest playground I've ever been on. Yeah, the kind that is fun for kids and adults. I have never been on a see-saw like the one in the photos and I must say, I was deprived. I must have one in the backyard... I must. And as you'll see, I liked having my picture taken while balancing on one foot. Best do it while I still can, right?

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If you would like to browse the full selection of Fall Walk 2011 photos, I have an entire Flickr set devoted to them! In fact, I have a set for each of the past several years. There were beautiful photos in 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007. And I am sure if I dig through the archives I could find photos from before those too, but I'll spare you. Five years worth is plenty to see. It is amazing to me to see the kids grow in an instant with the years seen consecutively.

Now it is your turn to share...

What is your family's favorite Fall tradition?

11 comments:

Laura said...

Beautiful

Shirley said...

Kerry, those are awesome pics! Ok, so maybe I can't really appreciate the knarly apple, but the rest are great! :) I've also decided you must have started having kids when you were 12!

Gardanne said...

They are all amazing, but the 16th one down is my favorite. The stepped wall with the leaves mirroring the waterfalls in the background is perfect.

Laura Twiford said...

Spectacular pics Kerry! I love everything about Fall, apple and pumpkin picking, clear fresh air and blue skies!

Kerry said...

Thanks everyone!!

@Shirley... I was 19 actually!

Anonymous said...

the last picture of the kids is the best of all!

Ann H.

Cindy said...

Kerry, it's so hard to believe that the Fall Walk has rolled around again! Yes, been following this one for a very long time! And I think your pictures keep getting better. That stone bridge is amazing. The playground is very interesting. And I love that one shot of the 3 kids - yet another that should be framed!

Shel said...

Wow - these are so awesome! I love seeing fall pics - it's my favorite season for sure! Thanks for sharing! Living in the metro Phx area, I'm a bit deprived of Autumn Awesomeness! My sis and girlfriends and I travel to Sedona, Jerome, Prescott or Bisbee each fall to get glimpses of colorful leaves and feel some crisp air - cause this week, it's still in the high 90's!! My sweaters are weeping in my closet!

oooLiekeooo said...

Nice photography!!

Copper Diem said...

Such a fun tradition! Those are great photos!

hello gorgeous said...

amazing pics sweetie....it wasn't that long ago that you posted pics of your kids but boy have they grown! amazing shots of them...seems like you had a great time on your walk, colours are amazing ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx