Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Turner Falls

I don't think we could have asked for a more beautiful weekend to visit Turner Falls. The park was absolutely gorgeous - the leaves were just beginning to turn colors (we were a little too early for peak season), and the waterfall was overflowing from all the rain we've had of late. But there was no rain this weekend - not a cloud in the sky!

After we set up camp, we decided to take a hike through the park, enjoying the weather and the brilliant colors of the day. Autumn is my absolute favorite season - what's not to love about cooler weather and college football, right?! I also love the turning of the colors, and I was really excited to get the opportunity to get out into nature and capture it on "film." Here are a few of my favorite pics of the fall colors.
I lucked into this next photo - I didn't even notice the leaf in the water when I took it. I was just trying to capture the sunlight sparkling on the water, and I was actually disappointed because it came out so dark. But now, I love this pic! It's one of my favorites from the trip. Of course, we spent a lot of time at the base of the waterfall, take photos and enjoying the scenery. There were quite a few people there, climbing on the rocks, playing in the water (brrr!), and actually making us quite nervous with their daredevil actions. The falls were so beautiful!


Turner Falls is also known for its Old English-style "Castle," built in the 1930s by a professor at Oklahoma University. We climbed up the long, steep stairway to the castle ruins and enjoyed exploring the various nooks and crannies , taking pics, and just being silly. It reminded me so much of my castle adventures with Amie in Scotland. I miss it!
all my friends are behind bars!
All in all, it was a fabulous trip, even if we did freeze Saturday night. I think I might actually go camping again - these girls make any trip an adventure, and we have a blast together. I am so thankful that God has provided me with such wonderful friends.

2 comments:

Amie Vaughan said...

awwww... i miss exploring castles with you, too! and this one looks quite fun. who'd have thunk it, a castle in texas?! ;)

Barb said...

Well, it was Oklahoma, but your point still stands. ;)