It is hard to beat the fall season in our Northern hemisphere and this years displays of colours have been second to none. Now it seems that no matter how hard I try I can’t convey the rainbow of amazing colours that dance before our eyes…and this year is no exception. Climatologists are saying that because of our harsh past winter and wet summer the colours are especially vivid and my Bruce Trail hiking partner Cheryl and I can attest to that! Our favourite shade has been one that Cheryl describes as tangerine.
On the trail this past week the contrast between the mossy, still green covered boulders and the fallen leaves was like looking through a kaleidoscope.
Looking out at the littered jewels from a cave where we sheltered from the rain, we happily munched our lunch and stayed dry…we wondered if others had sheltered here before us .
I think this is my four-legged hiking buddy Ivy’s favourite season too. Her never-ending and futile quest to catch squirrels is at fever pitch as they scurry on the forest floor collecting acorns for the winter.