Grandma Barb’s This and That

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lake Shetek State Park

.    This is the Maple tree in my back yard on Sunday.


After a very windy day yesterday this is what it and my lawn looked like Tuesday evening.  I think I have a lot of work ahead!


I'm so glad I took a drive on Sunday when the weather was beautiful as were the fall colors.  My drive took me to Lake Shetek State Park where the trees were gorgeous.  I hope you won't get sick of seeing them.










There were a few bikers and a few campers but for the most part the park was pretty empty.










This last picture is where I took my first swimming lessons before the swimming pool was built.  I thought the beach was much much bigger than this.



I'll show more pictures of the park in an upcoming post for Weekend Reflections.


Thanks for stopping.  See you next time.

Barb

26 comments:

Carole M. said...

memories there for you Barb and I loved seeing the autumn leaves. Not much fun in the raking up exercise but I think of it as 'exercise' ...

orchid said...

Dearest Barb,
Oh my! Wonderful garden needs big raking job, isn't it☆☆☆ We need it for the cherry tree leaves.
Lake Shetek State Park is so gorgeous and I enjoyed beautiful Autumn color so much.
Have a wonderful October♡♡♡
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

eileeninmd said...

Barb, lovely colors and trees. Where do you live, it is really slow to change colors here. Your park is beautiful, a great place to enjoy the great outdoors. Beautiful photos, have a happy day!

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful picturesque photographs, colours are wonderful. I am greeting

Mari said...

Just gorgeous! Your color is really nice there!

Beth Edwards said...

i never will get tired of fall views. just lovely. you got some great scenery there. (:

Tammy said...

I never tire of seeing fall color and these are lovely :)

Sharon M said...

Maple trees are the prettiest, but oooh the raking. I will be doing that soon.

Erica (Irene) said...

Gorgeous colours on the trees and wonderful pics...thanks for sharing.

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Beth said...

Lovely fall colors Barb. I say, keep them coming!

EG CameraGirl said...

WoW! The colours are magnificent!

TexWisGirl said...

love those colors. your lawn has new 'carpeting'. :) you can feel the fall in the air off these photos.

YolandaR said...

Wow! its beautiful out there ;)

Olive Cooper said...

Beautiful Barb. No leaf color change here yet. That stone building is intriguing.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous, really beautiful! Mother Nature has decorated your lawn!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Just awesome. We are still much greener than you with a few yellows. thanks for sharing. Good to see how the rest of the world looks. enJOYed

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome colors ~ New England on Cape Ann is still green ~ what gorgeous photography ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Marie said...

Beautiful photos, Barb! Wow, what gorgeous fall color!

Nancy Claeys said...

So beautiful... I just got back from my drive to town and the colors everywhere are wonderful. I wish they could stay that way a little longer. :)

Prims By The Water said...

Gorgeous colors Barb! Our leaves here are just starting to turn. Cannot wait. Have a great week! Janice

Jennifer said...

Your pictures are terrific. I never tire of seeing fall color.

Rose said...

Such beauty! Funny thing, I have one very similar to your top photo.

Kathy said...

Looks like you're having a spectacular autumn in your neck of the woods. I hope ours will be this colorful, although it's probably another three to four weeks away.

Ann said...

Your maple tree was stunningly beautiful. And so, the work begins. Wonderful photos of the park.

Amy Hoglin Rucker said...

Just found your blog... I LOVE your photos! By the way, I remember the swimming beach at Lake Shetek State Park being much larger as well. Since we share that recollection, does that mean we're right?!

Prairie Fairy said...

Nice photos, we spent time at Lake Shetek State Park a couple of weeks ago. The leaves had not changed yet. Great to see the vibrant colors.