On our last hike, my husband and I left the main trail at Strathgartney and trekked two short trails, Hemlock and Rock and Roll. The terrain was similar to the main trail but these areas were memorable for a number of reasons.
A bird’s nest in a fir tree was clearly visible from the trail. It was in a small tree less than two meters off the ground. We had never seen a nest in such an obvious place.
Two pieces of flat sandstone in two different locations, were perched against some trees. One had the name Ruben 1921-.
The remainder was illegible. The second had marks but nothing legible.
Two broken tree trunks were covered in mushrooms,
though of different types.
A burr on a trunk looked like a bear wrapped around the tree from one side
and an alien blob from another angle.
One tree had an interesting root structure above ground but the moss covering some roots
would soon encompass all.
And all around, the glory of autumn filled the spirit with wonder.