The Woods & Forests of Simpson-Dake Haven

There are soooo many beautiful pictures, it was very hard to choose, that's why you get to see several this time. Here are a variety of scenes we saw while we were on our walk checking out the tree stand. It was also so nice to be out as a family, walking, talking (quietly so we didn't scare any deer), and simply taking in the fall air and the beauty of God's creation. The hay shed from above. Breathtaking views.

Cool cup. It's amazing what you find in the outdoors if you look closely.
Green, soft rug, simply beautiful. Ok, overuse of the word. Try to find something different.
WOW!!!
Green, yellow, orange, who else could do something like this, other than a Creator unmatched in all His skills.
The kids call this their umbrella tree. We cannot figure out what it is, still looking, but it is very dense, and in the next pic you'll see how it umbrellas out, hence their name for it.

Look up, you get new perspectives on life.


Sari and Comet, too sweet.
Sitting in the stand as we take the stand to stand the stand up. Redundant? Yeah. OK, won't do that again, even drives me crazy.
The kids are taking French, lo, and behold we came upon a French shroom. How 'bout that? Cute, isn't he?

Tree Stand

"A wise son makes a father glad." Prov. 15:20 Here was a special project just for father and son. This wise son has learned some great skills he always will be able to use. They worked all day building this tree stand for the fall. We have seen deer almost daily behind us, including several 4 points and a 6 point, so that means they will be scarce when they are in the stand. :) Nevertheless, they had a good time working with wood and tools. Here are some pics of the finished product.
All the kids had fun being 12 ft. off the ground. Getting there was a little scary. Sari didn't want to stand up. She must be like her mother who hasn't even braved going all the way up. Yikes!
Sari trying to be brave. At least she's up there. That's more than I can say for myself.
Tree stand full of shoes.Shoes and faces. =) A pic from above. The woods were awesome and filled with God's glory and His creation. The colors were unbelievable. Isaiah 5:3 "The whole earth is full of His glory"