A picture is worth a thousand words? These pictures are priceless - as was the wonderful afternoon walk though Emmenegger Park not far from my home.
The pictures were mostly taken by my friend and walking buddy Kris, pictured here with my beloved walking partner, four legged Lizzie.
Looking up through the young but tall trees, Kris spotted this burst of yellow against the sky. There is not as much color here as many previous Autumns, but we are grateful for the occasional splash of orange or yellow - and the beautiful red barberry bushes that are so common in these parts.
This lovely little park is tucked between two interstate highways and the Meramec River in southwest St. Louis County (MO). It is underused since it was seriously damaged int he flooding of 1993. All of the structures that existed before 1993, including a pool, several pavillions, lots of picnic tables, and barbecue grills, were all destroyed or damaged beyond repair and thus removed. The park was rehabilitated by St. Louis County and is crisscrossed with paved, wood chip, and rock trails, including a rather rugged trail leading up to the Overlook above the Meramec River. Now, the park is used mostly by dog walkers and the occasional picnic groups. I'll be visiting it more often.
Wish I could make better advantage of these photos as Kris took them. The spectacular colors and lush, serene paths don't really show up well. You'll have to take my word for it!
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