we went for a walk today. nothing special, just a walk at a park. took a bunch of photos for all to see what it is like here right now. changing from Summer to Fall. This is called a "burl". a knot of growth protruding from the trunk. Greenbriar. nasty weed. first time I have seen it there. if you look closely at the stem you can see the terrible thorns that you can impale in your skin. leaves of three... let it be. poison ivy two trees twisting around each other as they grow. a bit of wildlife. the only one I could snap a photo of. the oak leaves are very small this year. this is about 1/2 of normal. one lone red leaf. not much color going on yet... maybe not much more as dry as this year was. this isn't exciting and vibrant in color but a very relaxing and soothing walk through nature... except in the back of my mind I keep thinking if you are right with God it is the place to walk... you never know when the next huge dead or alive tree will topple right over on the walk way. I never thought to take a picture of all the toppled trees that are cut off of the walkway in here.