Times are busy, we're getting stuff done, but we've thankfully got time for a bit of recess. Magnum, Meego, and I hit up some nature again yesterday at a nearby area I've been wanting to check out for a while.
Fox Run Park is in Black Forest - in a part that didn't burn in the Black Forest fire of 2013. It's heavily wooded and has a rather primal feel to it, I thought so anyway. Very enjoyable afternoon!
This is what most of Black Forest is like, even where people live. Floor thick with dead, dry pine needles among lots of trees. It's not difficult to understand why it went up in flames so easily.
There are also some nice, more civilized areas, where people hold wedding receptions and other big gatherings. Really a nice area. I'm glad we finally made it out there. All the guys had been out there once before for an orienteering event, but I don't know where I was - I think it was back when I used to often teach on Saturdays.
As we traipsed along, we also came across several benches dedicated to people who have passed on. There were plaques on each, with quotes and names of the honorees. Nice. There was also a tree with similar dedications to beloved pooches.
This bench had a particularly nice view: