Looking at my calendar it was obvious that yesterday was the only available day between now and the 19th to get my Walktober in. Especially if I wanted to go anywhere further away than my own back yard. Which I do.
So yesterday morning I packed up the camera and headed out to the Shiawasee Nature Preserve, about an hour north of me.
Last year, on the way home from a camping trip without Katie (dogs aren’t allowed at the Preserve) I got there the day after they closed for the season. I’ve been wanting to go back ever since.
This year I figured there’d be few people out there in the middle of the week, but there might be better color in the trees since it was north of me. I was sort of excited about checking it out.
My GPS took me down a couple of wrong roads once I got close, all of them dead ends, but eventually I found the parking lot. And this:
Well darn it all.
So I wound my way home using backroads, getting turned around on detours for construction but not minding too much because that just put me on more back roads with more barns.
Turns out this was a barn photo shoot, more of a Drivetober than a Walktober.
But I have not given up! I am going to find somewhere new to visit, just closer to home as I only have partial days available between now and the deadline.
And I know if I really get backed up against the wall Robin will give me a few more days…just like she’ll give them to you if you haven’t scheduled your Walktober yet. But I hope you have, grab your camera and share something of what fall looks like where you live, then link to Robin’s blog!
I can’t wait to see where you all walk!