What should I have done today? Chores, and plenty of them! Some got done, some got delayed because it was a beautiful day. There’s a Russian saying (supposedly): Work is not a wolf, it will not run away. With that in mind, I coaxed my husband into going to Chestnut Ridge, a nearby 486 acre park. The Ridge of the park’s name is considered the first ridge of the Appalachian Mountains. And it’s pretty, with a mix of woods and meadows.
View from the ridge, which according to the park’s website, rises 1,116 feet above sea level. On a clearer day, you can see the Columbus skyline from the ridge.
Small meadow filled with blooming Queen Anne’s Lace.
Meadow and clouds, lovely!
Blooming goldenrod, and bees.
Thorns on a Honey Locust. Scary, no?
Monarch butterfly on the flowers of a butterfly bush.
Cattail catkin, gone to seed with some Sweet Joe Pye Weed in the background.
Like a beacon or a warning flag, these turning leaves we spotted clearly say that winter is coming.
It was a nice little hike. My husband took all of the wonderful pictures featured in this post.