About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. 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!

  • Archive: April, 2011

    Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area

    Friday, April 15th, 2011

    I first started hiking at the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area in Spring of 2009.

    I had no clue I would still be going on a weekly bases in 2011! Two years and I still like to hike there.

    I go once a week with other mom’s and we all make are children hike also!

    We are mean like that…

    And you know what?

    For the most part they really enjoy it!

    There are meltdowns.

    Mostly from my two.

    And some tears.

    Mostly from me.

    But there is also a lot of laughter and awe.

    We are setting these kids on a path to get out and enjoy nature. I think a few tears are worth it.

    Even if they are mine.

    There are three main trails that are marked.

    The Red Trail is a .8 mile loop

    The Blue Trail is a 1.5 mile loop

    The Yellow Trail is a 4.4 mile loop

    There a LOT of unmarked trails so if it your first time you really need to pay attention.

    I have been going for two years and I STILL need to pay attention.

    Of course I am one of those people that get turned around just by looking over my shoulder.

    I recommend bringing a compass with you.

    Red trail is south going out and North heading back the others are North heading out and South to get back. For the most part.

    The moms that have stuck by me and hiked with me over the last two years are awesome and I want to thank them.

    They made me life easier by going into the woods with me and enjoying the beauty God has given us.

    I will miss it if I ever leave.

    I am blessed.

    This one…

    Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

    I have it.

    The perfect shot.

    I am looking through my viewfinder thinking “this is going to be good”.

    Then this happens…

    A sudden blur right in front of me.

    My youngest has a super power.

    He can pop up out of nowhere, right in front of a shot, at the worst possible time.

    His timing is amazing.

    This is why he is not allowed to come with me on shoots.

    Well this and the fact he can get into trouble at the speed of light…

    New boots

    Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

    I got new boots which prompted me to take this.

    Which lead to this…

    Which was hard to do because they were doing this.

    Then, too much of this man taking off without the other one lead to this…

    And finally this.

    He never gets to drive (because he is a really bad driver).

    Oh the freedom!

    Oh the wonder!

    Oh the wall and rock the Gator is now wedged between…

    I told you.

    Bad driver.