On Sunday, my husband and I decided to head out to Prairie Oaks state park to stretch our legs and boost our energy along with my creativity. We were pleasantly surprised by all of the ponds within the park and were delighted by all of the dogs running around with their owners. There were paddle boarders too – I’ve been wanting to try that for over a year now!
This old Cottonwood tree on the right has lived a good, long life. The three trees on the left are sycamores, which are my husband and I’s favorites. Their white, peeling bark reminds me of a paint by number painting. It’s so unique.
Because we set off on our hike early enough, we ran into some animals that hadn’t been scared away by other people. Here’s one adorable find. He was a quick, little toad, so I had to snap the picture quickly before he made a bolt for it into the tall grasses.
The clouds were building very quickly at this point in our journey and the beautiful sunshine had disappeared. We also weren’t sure how far away we were from our car, which was a bit concerning given that we saw some very dark clouds in the not-so-far distance.
But then we made it back to the lake without feeling any drops of rain. We got the bonus of petting a few horses on the way back too. They were so affectionate and made me excited for the future when we have lots of land with room for my jersey cow and a few rescue horses.
What a lovely Sunday it was! I hope you had a great, relaxing weekend and that your week is starting off on a good foot.