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A Beautiful Day for a Hike

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today after a busy week with work and writing. I’m making progress on my story, and I like what I’ve got so far.  I’ve been busy with my kids, too. I’ve got a senior this year, so we’ve been busy getting senior pictures taken and trying to choose them. Such a tough choice when you’ve got a handsome kid! 😉

But enough about that. Today I went on a hike instead of writing this blog post. I just wanted to get outside and enjoy the fall air. I hiked for a good two hours, and I had a great time. There’s nothing like getting out in the woods and strolling through the fallen leaves. And the smell. I love the smell of fall. The scent of decaying leaves mixed with soil. There’s nothing like it in the world.

The woods were beautiful. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t get out earlier this month and get some pictures of the woods in all their glory. The ones I did get were amazing though. There’s just so much beauty in the world. You know?

Photographer Lisa Orchard

Photographer Lisa Orchard

Photographer Lisa Orchard

So, instead of writing a post for today. I decided to share my hike with you. I hope you’re able to get out and enjoy the fall colors before winter sets in. Are you a hiker? What’s your favorite place to hike? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!


I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

20 thoughts on “A Beautiful Day for a Hike

  1. I believe you’ve just written you post, Lisa. Wink. Beautiful scenery and the weather has been amazing. Wishing you success in picking those grad photos too. Happy writing (when you get back at it), girlfriend!

  2. Weather has been great around here and while we’re not hikers, we have been out and about taking in the fall scenery while running errands. We’ve had very good color here this year in SE PA, and nature certainly can put on a show when the conditions are just right. Beautiful photos.

    1. Yes, fall did work its magic. I love hiking. I’m sorry you don’t have forests in your area, but I’ve seen some of your photos and you have a beautiful country too. Maybe some day you can come to the US during the fall season and check out all the colors. 🙂

      1. We do have forest, Lisa, but these are monsoon forest. So they don’t have fall colors but the leaves turn reddish in winters and fall in order to preserve water before the dry season start. US? someday, if it is meant to be, Thanks for the idea. 🙂

      2. You’re welcome! Interesting about Monsoon forests. I didn’t know you didn’t have a fall season like we do here in the US. I’ve learned something new today. 🙂

      3. No, we don’t have fall colors like you do in your region. Some places in India do witness fall like Kashmir but here we don’t. To learn more about our forest, I will leave a link to the post in the subsequent comment.

  3. Your pics are gorgeous, Lisa! I was so happy to have gotten in a good hike at Cuyahoga Valley National Park when I was home in Ohio–it was a beautiful day and a not-too-strenuous hike. (I have pics in my latest post.) I’m not a big hiker and I feared I might be sore the next day, but I wasn’t at all! The colors of the trees really were fantastic this year, and I was glad I got to see them in two locales–in Ohio and PA and then here in Maryland a couple weeks later.

    A senior! Very exciting. Oh, all the fun of senior pics and all. (If he allows it, I hope you’ll post what he picked on FB.) Are you also doing college visits? My guys are only in 7th grade, but they’ve been getting lots of visits from Catholic high schools in the area. They are headed to public high school, however, so it’s less stress for all of us (kind of!). Hope you’re having a lovely weekend. I’m getting ready to head out to my boys’ last soccer game of the season–another great weather day!

    1. Yes, we are talking about college, but my senior isn’t sure where he wants to go yet. We may do a community college for the first year. I think that’ll work best for him and he can still live at home. 🙂

      1. Several young friends of ours–and kids of friends–have done the CC associate’s to 4-year plan, and it seems super smart to me (and much more affordable). I know I sure didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life at 18 or 19. I don’t know why we think kids these days will know.

      2. I know. I remember having a lot of anxiety over this. I’m trying very hard not to put too much pressure on them. We all figure it out when we’re supposed to. 🙂

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