I love my local State Park! And I love taking walks in the spring, watching the new green growth, and the awakening of the prairie and woods. Sunday we took our first hike of the spring. The day was sunny and warm, and I grabbed my camera and a bottle of water and off we went! This is the upper falls at our State Park. Often by summer's end there is only a trickle of water running over the rocks, but after the many snowfalls this winter, and now the quick thaw this spring, it is gushing with icy cold water.