Monday, October 10, 2016

In Paths of Glory

I rambled through the woods several times a day, at least on some days, and I suppose that I communed with nature in my own small way. I certainly experienced a kind of joy on more than one occasion.

There are cleared paths that wind through the forest, and I kept seeing glimpses of colour here and there.

The colour isn't always up but down too.

But the treetops are rather fetching as well.

This is what we sometimes call Maple Lane. The trees form something on an arch here, and JJ referred to it as a cathedral when we took him through here (lost photos). The arch had been even more splendorous a few days earlier when fewer leaves had fallen, but those photos are gone.

Just off the western edge of the property, I came to a sandy ares, call it sand dunes or a sand pit if you will. The previous owner had a No Trespassing sign, but since it had been taken down down, I ventured onto the property this time. I didn't stay long or trespass much beyond the edge, but I did snap a few photos, one of which I am posting..

I wonder how long the the pits have been denuded of vegetation? Surely not since the last ice age, or I would think they'd been more eroded. I am thinking that the pits haven't re-established vegetation since the area was forested, however long ago that might have been: 60 years, 80 years?

Those are my leaf-colour photos for today. I hope you enjoyed our little stroll.


Marie Smith said...

Gorgeous area and great photos. Too bad you lost some, especially those of the kids.

Shammickite said...

You have posted some really nice photos of your cottage area in the last 3 posts, all super views. Autumn is really the "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness" isn't it?

Donna said...

Very pretty shots Ac...guess I'll leaf now... :o)

Mage said...

Flat out stunning and beautiful. Thank you. I did really enjoy it.

Ginnie said...

Yes, I enjoyed the stroll. As I write this I see that today is your Thanksgiving. I hope you and yours will have a wonderful one and I'm sure you will have many photos to share.

TexWisGirl said...

how beautiful. happy thanksgiving to you!

Ginger said...

So gorgeous! Nice to get some autumn color vicariously.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Belated Happy Thanksfiving, John, and what a beautiful environment to have celebrated. To say it's picture perfect would be an under statement. The maple trees did make a lovely cathedral indeed.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love the sand!