About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a homeschool mom of two little boys, a hiker, and a photographer. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Mud Play

    April 23rd, 2014








    Wilson Trail, Keystone Ancient Forest ~Prue, OK

    April 22nd, 2014

    trailAfter we heard that the Keystone Ancient Forest had a new trail open we decided to go check it out.

    We had gone last year when everything was dormant and were not sure it was for us because the trails were just too easy.

    treesThe Wilson Trail was listed as very rugged though so we were pretty hopeful.

    trailentranceTo get to the start of the Wilson Trail you first need to go on the Chandler Trail and then the Frank Trail.

    The Wilson Trail is on the left where the fire access road and the Frank Trail intersect.

    wilsontrailIt is a .90 mile loop.

    wilsonwarningI thought the warning sign was good.

    We really like rugged trails.


    rocksIt started dropping and having a lot of rocks.

    In other words, fun!




    beautifulThis was an absolutely beautiful trail.

    day12I did not want to leave.

    Plop a cabin right on the that hillside for me and I would be happy as a clam(why is a clam happy?).


    upWhat goes down…



    sunlightWe will definitely go on this one again!


    mapWe went ahead and went to the end of the Frank Trail, it ends at an overlook with information about Washington Irving’s exploration of the area.

    ringneckedThis little Ring-Necked Snake was sunning on the trail.


    Yes, I laid on the ground with the snake to get a shot…

    onthegroundSince we did all three trails we ended up with over 4 miles total.

    They are only open on Saturday’s so be sure to check out their site before you head out.

     If you want something easy be sure to check out the Childers Trail, it is paved and only .60 miles.

    Jenks Herb & Plant Festival ~Jenks, OK

    April 21st, 2014

    succulantsSaturday was the Jenks Herb & Plant Festival.

    herbfestWe stopped by after lunch for just a little bit.

    bugcageI think the boys need these.

    Maybe we can make them?

    turtleThe little reading turtle needs in our garden…

    dogThis vendor had so many cool things!


    windchimeNow I want another wind chime.

    Wind chimes make me happy, they sound so pretty.

    Nick and I got one on our honeymoon so I always think of when we first got married when I hear them.

    playingThe boys like smelling the herbs.

    herbsWho am I kidding?

    So do I!

    herbs2Isn’t that what they are for?



    flowersIf I wasn’t so horrible about watering, I would have some of these hanging on my front porch.

    It would be a death sentence though.

    festivalThis Herb Festival does not seem as crowded as the one in Sand Springs.

    storeThis little store is open all season.

    store2It is right in front of the Trading Post.

    funnelcakeThe boys got to try Funnel Cake for the first time!



    funneleatWe had not been to this one since 2011 so it was fun to check it out again!

    If you are sad you missed it, be sure to check out the one in Sand Springs this Saturday!

    You can see posts from previous years, here and here.