I put on a warm jacket this morning and went for a ramble through our woods. I hadn’t really explored much since the spring, because the weeds grow so high and dense. It was still tough going in a lot of places, but every now and then I’d break through to find a little clearing, like the fairy-tale one above.
The daytime temperatures are pretty agreeable, but it’s dipping below freezing at night, so I wake up in the morning to see frost covering everything. It was right around 32F when I started wandering today, but it warmed up quite a bit in the hour I was out, and I was comfortable once I started moving, anyway. Here are some more photos from my morning, with notes at the very bottom:
1. We’ve had amazing autumn colors, as evidenced by this maple. It always looks like it’s blowing in a strong wind, but that’s just the shape of it. 2. This is part of the path I cut a couple of weeks ago. It lets us get around to the back of the property. 3. Milkweed pods, burst. 4. The neighbors’ cows. 5. Top tip: To take a photo of yourself in the woods, lash your camera onto a branch, using the neck strap. Results may vary. 6. Birch bark. 7. The fence between us and the neighbors on the other side of the woods. Haven’t met them.