Last time we had been to this park this tree house and walkway was not here. It's a beautiful spot and if Tom knew how to relax for more than a minute at a time, we might have stayed here longer. As it was running water could be heard from here and off we went to look for it.
We spotted the gorge through the trees and the glimpse of the waterfall was enticing on this hot-hot day.
Of course, I love my Tommy, too, especially when he's this happy and carefree.
We stopped for a few minutes to watch these adventurous kids jumping into the gorge. Knowing Tom I had the suspicion he wished to join them, but I nixed that straight away. I had to give Tom the evil eye telling him with no words no way in hell he should even think of doing that. Lucky for me he seemed content to watch a few boys drop in and thankfully reemerge unharmed.
Then we went off to continue our walk and what should I find on the path...
An oak sapling which just begged to be given a chance to grow to be so much more. We almost trampled on it, but I would never do that if I could help it. So, I took the little darling home, but alas, it didn't make it. Ah, well, better luck next time. As for now, I dream about another summer day where we can steal away and take a leisurely hike through yonder woods. T'is what summer reminiscing is for, after all.