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Monday, November 26, 2012

Best Hiking Weather of the Year!

I love to photograph (obviously) and I love hiking trails (obviously), but hiking in Missouri or Illinois during the summer is brutal. Heat. Bugs. Snakes. Humidity. Weeds that make you itch! That's why NOW is the time to go hit the trails. Colder weather means bundle up and GO.

Each step on a carpet of leaves is a delight to the senses.

Plants take on a new "life" after the summer months fade.

There's still color to be found, even after the thrill of October is gone.

Areas once covered with lush green, are more exposed, and you can see things as they really are.

The green that still lingers is even more obvious to the eye.

And... being outside enjoying the brisk air in the lungs is a true affirmation that it is true... "life is good." 

Taking the time to notice all the little things that make life enjoyable and having all the senses taking part in "life" on the trail, is something that Winter brings to me yearly. It honestly is one of my favorite seasons to hit the trail in Missouri or Illinois. 

All words and images by Michelle of MK Designs Photography. Please "like" my facebook page at MK Designs Photography / Fine Art and Portrait. And, by all means, hit the trail this winter! 

Nov 2012.