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exploring a state park! | late summer/early fall photography

Hey there! You’re reading a new post on Chickadee Lover Maggie. Welcome back to my blog! If it’s your first time here, that’s awesome – I write posts on a huge variety of topics, from photography to inspiration, blog tips to humor! I hope you’ll find something you like here 😀

Yesterday, I went to a state park with my parents and little siblings! There was a nice breeze, the sun kept going behind the clouds, and we enjoyed walking around 🙂 The only thing was that the humidity was up from when we went to the nature reserve. It felt like summer again. *sad sigh* But not quite, because the temperature was lower.

Anyway I thought you might like to see the pictures! I titled this post in a silly way since the nature reserve post was categorized under ‘fall photography,’ but yesterday was prEtty warm so it felt more like late summer again. haha #That’sGeorgia


exploring a state park!

Izzy really enjoyed wearing the unicorn headband I gave her! She kept asking me to put it back on while we were at the playground because it was falling off.

Bruh this dress is my absolute fAVORITE on her. She looks like a little 1950s princess! 🤩

Haha she posed for me here! Usually when I say ‘cheese,’ she looks skeptical or something, but she really got into it for these pictures. ❤

Elizabeth had a pretty good time walking around and looking at everything. The last time we came to this state park was in 2017 when she was almost a year old… so I don’t know if she remembered any of it. She’s usually focused and thinking a lot when we go places, so she usually prefers to just take pictures at home. 🙂 I took the pic above while she was walking by me and I thought it looked nice!

We went and walked up this steep hill alongside a dam (which was open, so the waters were loudly pouring out). It was a good workout but also a bit dangerous and risky!

I found this butterfly right before we made the trek up that incline and took a few quick pics. I enabled the setting to focus on where the butterfly was but my phone went HA… no. 😐😂

Here’s what we saw when we got to the top! In fact, maybe it’s not a dam… is it a man-made waterfall? I’m confused now haha

Another angle. You can’t tell from the pictures how expansive and roaring the waters were, but take my word for it. haha

We descended the hill and met back up with my dad because he was going to drive the van around to where we were going to walk. I listened to What’s My Name on my phone with Samuel, Elizabeth and Izzy while we waited (didn’t get a picture of that because my phone was playing the sick beats). Then we walked back up the same hill and saw this view at the top!

I was not expecting to see a lake – I thought it would just be more hills and fields beyond – so it was a nice surprise.

I don’t know what to caption this one with. Nice view, huh? haha

A very nice view, indeed!

Can you spot ze tiny orange booterfly? 🦋 ft. my feet 🦋

Here’s a funny story. When I went to take the picture above, the camera was still on selfie-cam from the selfies I took, and this was the face I was making:

That’s my photographer face. I didn’t even know I had one. 😂👏🏼

We got to a point where we could get closer to the water, which is where Samuel and the girls had fun throwing little rocks and making a splash!

Bigger clouds started rolling in around this time, and on our drive home, it started raining steadily. The cool air coming off the lake was a fine finish to our nature excursion!


Thank you so much for reading! I had fun going out and doing that with my family yesterday ❤

Do you like exploring nature? What are your favorite places to go outside this time of year? Let’s chat in the comments!

38 thoughts on “exploring a state park! | late summer/early fall photography”

  1. I’m so glad I found your blog Maggie!! 😍😍I loved this post!! It sounds almost exactly like a trip me and my fam had!!😉🤣 there was a huge roaring dam and a lake!!
    Izzy is so cute!! Especially her dress!!💙 What’s the age difference between Izzy and Elizabeth? They almost look like twins!! You don’t have to share info if you don’t want to!! Just curious!!😁 Really nice view!!😍 And I love the photographer face!!😎😎
    Love, Amy

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    1. Aww haha thank you so much!! 🤩💛 it was a great trip, we really enjoyed it! That’s cool!
      Yes she is SO cute! 😍
      Elizabeth is 4 and Izzy is 2! They’re almost two years apart, I think it’s eighteen months 😄 hehe yeah their faces look very similar! It’s fine that you asked!
      Thanks again Amy!! 😍🧡

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    1. Aw thank you so much!! 💛 yeah for a while I stayed home 99% of the time because venturing into stores (like right after everything reopened) wasn’t too appealing. But I’ve enjoyed exploring outside lately and going to some stores! 😄 Aw that’s great! ☀️🧡

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