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!

  • Tag: ‘turkey mt.’

    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.

    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…

    Christmas Day.

    Friday, January 1st, 2016

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    Since most places were closed on Christmas Day and we needed something to do with 9 children, we went to Turkey Mountain for a hike.

    I took some of them on a “short cut” which probably was not shorter by the time I was done.

    I think I should stay away from the upper trails there and stick to what I know.

    I then proceeded to go to the theater with my sister in-law on Christmas day.

    Just us.

    I enjoyed it, although I was left with more questions then answers…

    I did question my choice of a crowded theater for my first alone time in a while…

    This Christmas was so different then previous ones.

    It still had the important things though, family and being outside.