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: October, 2016

    Forestry Departments “Walk in the Forest” ~Turkey Mt. Tulsa, OK

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2016


    We went to a previous Walk in the Forest event by accident.

    It is so much fun though I am glad we stumbled upon it that first time.

    And that we got invited this time!


    They had these trail books that the kids could fill out for a prize at the end.

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    The boys really liked this stump with not just dates for the tree rings but what was going on at the time!

    Such a great idea.

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    There were stations set up throughout the woods with activities and information.

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    At this one they learned about the different types of forests in Oklahoma.

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    This one was on invasive plant and insect species.


    They learned about how to tell how old a tree is and that big does not necessarily mean old.

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    They had a station about all the different products that use parts of trees.

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    Then at the end they gave out a little Loblolly Pine!

    I am hoping we don’t kill it.


    The kids got to pick a prize from the prize table for finishing their books!

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    This is a great event if you have a reluctant hiker or just want to learn more about the woods!

    Make sure you keep an eye on their page for the next one.

    2nd MN Trip ~Part 1

    Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

    We ended up going back up to Minnesota for a funeral.

    Minnesota in the fall is pretty amazing.

    If anything will make you never want to leave Minnesota it is their fall.

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    We stopped at the Desota National Wildlife Refuge on our way up to see the Steamboat Exhibit.

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    The Steamboat is still under the water at this pond.

    They do have a really cool exhibit on what steamboats carried.

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    At Minnesota we went to an event called “Leaf Days” at Maplewood State Park.

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    I accidentally took all my pics in jpeg instead of RAW. Maybe that means nothing to you.

    I never realized how much of a camera snob I had become until I realized I did not have RAW images just JPEG.



    A walk in the woods, red riding hood, and a president?

    Friday, October 14th, 2016

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    I went for a hike two days ago and the weather was so perfect, I could not stop smiling.

    Sometimes, I laughed.

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    The wind would suddenly about blow me over and I could not help but enjoy it.

    Drizzle and a cool wind.

    Perfect fall weather in my book.

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    I did not see many people on the trail but the ones I saw were definitely memorable.




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    It’s not everyday you run into Red Riding Hood with the Big Bad Wolf.

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    Or chat with Woodrow Wilson.

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    This hike definitely left me with a smile on my face.

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    You never know what you will find in the woods…