It started out as a sunny but cold day when my husband and I cycled the Confederation Trail at Ellerslie and headed west. This section of trail only has two curves in twelve kilometres. In more protected areas of the trail, not as many leaves have fallen though the autumn colour is well established.
One of the bogs bordering the trail has a viewing stand where one can sit and relax in the autumn-tinged bog
and the changing larch trees around its perimeter. It is a peaceful place to sit and observe nature.
In another area, we passed an old house, small by today’s standards.
Today it is open to the elements and may not stand much longer. How many children were raised in the original four walls? Are there any descendants of the original owners of this structure? What was life like for those first inhabitants? Soon only questions will remain.
This scarecrow stood beside the driveway of one of the homes we passed. Its location makes me think it is a seasonal decoration and not to scare away avian garden marauders.
Bulrushes in one area had released their seeds into the air, blowing them around us as we look over the scene.
Meanwhile, wildflowers, gone to seed, stand tall among the bushes.
Oak trees are pretty enough in their regular attire but with the wardrobe change of autumn, they are worth a closer look.
Soon, with leaves fallen from the trees, tree trunks and branches become the focus for the next seven months. These birch trunks stand out amid the background fall colour.
We will visit this section of trail again.