Such a perfect afternoon to go for a hike here in South Carolina. The leaves from last year were still hanging on and I have kind of fallen in love with them in all forms. Just one leaf…
or a branch…
or the whole tree filling the frame with their ethereal beauty.
There were other things to see as I walked the trails. Across the road from the park, where the lake runs over the dam and turns into a river, I found this view.
When I crossed back to see the water flowing over that dam, I caught a father and daughter exploring. It reminded me of my dad taking me camping when I was a little older than that. Good for the dads of the world who take the time to be with their kid, never knowing if it will just be an afternoon of fun or a life-changing experience.
What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.
In memory of Ralph Curtis, a kind and generous soul gone too soon.