Getting Steps in Autumn

One of my goals this time of year is to be outside and enjoy nature. I find that it’s easy to get plenty of steps walking in nature and it’s easy to get the steps when you’re not thinking about it. Lately I’ve done some hiking and talking with friends. It’s always a pleasure to walk and talk. It’s also one of the prettiest times in nature here in Northeast Ohio — Fall!

I was lucky to be out in sunny warm weather and still get to see trees just beginning to change. One of my walks was at Hudson Springs Park, not too far from where I live. Jill and I took a short walk around Hudson Springs Lake with our dogs, Penny and Peanut. It sure seemed like a perfect day for walking a dog and many of the people we passed by were also walking their dogs.

Hudson Springs Park Octrober 3

I snapped this photo as we were coming into the home stretch. You can see that the trees are just beginning to change color.Tonight the temperature is supposed to drop to 38 degrees, so I will try to recreate this photo to see what changes have happened in less than a week!

Another great place for taking photos and walking is the Holden Arboretum. I love taking photos and the views at Holden Arboretum really don’t disappoint. There are so many beautiful walkways there. I really get inspired to work in my yard after walking in an arboretum. This giant tower is above the top of the Oak trees! The Holden Arboretum has a tall tower with many steps. It is exhilarating being up so high and looking down on the very very tall oak trees!

Chris at the top of the tower at Holden Arboretum
Chris at the top of the tower at Holden Arboretum. Windy!
Walking on the bridge was a little bit dicey for me. My vertigo kicked in a little because the walkway sways as you walk, up & down… and side to side!
Beautiful reflection pond with a path all around.
A giant Hydrangea plant, made even bigger with a panoramic photo.
Autumn crocus


By the end of the day, I had almost 22,000 steps. It’s funny how when my mind is thinking of the plants and nature’s beauty, I don’t think about getting exercise. It just happens!


1 thought on “Getting Steps in Autumn”

  1. Such beautiful photos! I love clear warm autumn days. The dark and cold that follows is not so great. I need to go to the Holden Arboretum.

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