While I was doing that, my wife went to a local orchard there and came back with a good six bags of apples (which later turned into several quarts of very tasty apple sauce). When both she and I were done with our different activities, we were able to go to Rock Cut State Park and observe how fall was hitting the state just about and hour and a half west of us. (Interestingly enough, they are in a different zone than we are for growing plants). There were a lot of cool things that I saw there...here are some of them:
I loved the shape of this tree.
It was really a day to see different types of fungi. I think this is another version of the one pictured above. Maybe after it has started to open, but I could be wrong.
There were shelf fungi all over the place.
Finally, to find this was quite a surprise to me. I didn't expect to see flowers and berries on a tree. They were really beautiful. If anyone knows what type of berries these are...
All in all, it was a nice walk. We saw a few other things, such as a mass of what looked like milkweed bugs all over a rusted railing. We also found a path that was supposed to be a bridge turned into a ford of sorts. If I had had my boots, we would have gone across. Maybe next time. Rock Cut State Park has a lot more to explore.