For the fourth of July, my son and I took a short road trip to Mounds State Park in Anderson, IN. We had put this trip off for far too long. The rainclouds followed us to the park, and we both decided we didn’t care—the rain was warm and the thick forest kept much of the water off of us. The sound of the rain was relaxing and the patterns on the White River were beautiful. We were joined in our hike by a doe as well. We passed a garden at the nature center, and the summer flowers were covered with raindrops, giving me a perfect opportunity to showcase Mother Nature’s colors.
Susann Estle-Cronau is mother of college students Case and Chloe, full time Chaplain at Putnamville Correctional Facility in Indiasna, part-time pastor at Hopewell Friends, and part time Chaplain at Hendricks Regional Health Hospital.