I just couldn’t resist taking a photo of this farmer in Churchville when we were on our way to the Wild Oak Trail near Stokesville in the George Washington National Forest.
A friend told me about this trail so we took the first opportunity of a beautiful day to go.
The date was October 7. I find the muted tones of early fall to be just as beautiful as the intensity of peak color.
Darcy doesn’t like bridges but Dave was able to get her to proceed. She’d follow him anywhere.
It was the perfect hike for us. It took about an hour to get to the overlook and the return was just going back the way we came. Wild Oak has 27 miles of trail for us to explore. I’m surprised we haven’t been back yet. Something to look forward to.
A female monarch on our blue foamflower. I wonder if we will finally see a monarch chrysalis this year. In the past, I’ve only seen males. Males have a black spot on their hindwings.