What’s Walktober you ask? Hosted by Breezes at Dawn, she says Walktober is a group walk. We each go out for a walk, we each post about it, and she gathers all the posts together in one big post here. It takes place between October 15 through the 23.
Friday it rained from 10 AM to 4 PM at which point the sun made an appearance and the sky turned blue. I decided to go for a walk as I had been cooped up inside all day. I headed down to a nearby park alongside a river, which served as a military headquarters through much of the Revolutionary War. General George Washington actually made his headquarters there from September 4 to 17, 1780. This is the actual bridge he crossed A beautiful view from the bridge with the fall colors reflected in the water. Amazing how still and clear the water is after a pounding rain all day.
I took the path that leads to the house where Washington actually slept, it is open sometimes for military re enactments. The path was covered with the rain drenched fallen leaves.
Another path leads to an old barn, one of my favorite places to stop and take in the view. I always love the large expanse of sky from this vantage point
Most of the grassy areas were flooded from the rain, but I spotted a butterfly and was able to get close enough to get a few shots.
A squirrel gave me the once over as I walked back to the road
The trees in one area were filled with Starlings. I was astounded at how many there were. Reminded me of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”
They all flew off at once filling the sky like stars
Many trees have not yet turned fall colors here, but I was able to spot a few.
Thanks for coming along with me on my Walktober!