Chestnut Ridge Park

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.

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One thought on “Chestnut Ridge Park

  1. Wonderful photos from this hike. PS. My work never run away either.. 😉

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