On our recent trip to the Bonshaw Trails, my husband and I hiked the Fox Run and Ravine branches from the upper portion of the main trail. We planned to focus on the trees this time.
The leaves have begun to change colour but few have fallen to the ground. Your eyes are drawn upwards to the canopy, where the upper story is changing first.
The dark green of aged leaves still creates a green glow at lower levels.
The trunks of many of the trees were unusual.
They provide homes for a variety of creatures
and are a curiosity to hikers.
The golden grand-dog, who accompanies us on these hikes, enjoyed time off-lead as we were the only people on the trail.
There were several other items which attracted our attention. On the Ravine Trail, there was an animal skull atop a stump. From on-line research, we determined it was a bovine rather than an equine skull.
We always look for interesting shadows on the trails. This one looks staged.
At the beginning and end of the hike, we walked through a meadow of goldenrod,
gone to seed now.
This caterpillar of an American dagger moth walked across that path. It was our favourite photo of the day.