one of the beaver ponds
Recently, my friend and I went for a walk at Mactaquac Provincial Park on a trail that was new to me. An old trail had to be re-routed around the Mactaquac Stream as the bridge had washed out and the trail was a bit difficult and dangerous. It was a cool October afternoon but sunny. There wasn't much colour in the trees as they are mostly soft woods but it was nice to get out in the fresh air and walk after an almost 2 month absence. Where does the time go!?
We found this almost heart shaped scar on a tree trunk. Hm...I wonder what made this - birds or humans.
We wandered down the old trail that used to cross the stream. It was pretty in there. Thousands of trees (see the huge roots on the left) were blown down during Tropical Storm Arthur in July of 2014 and the bridge across the stream was damaged by the flood waters from that storm. We actually saw it down the stream a ways where it fetched up on the shore.
Reflections in mud puddles.
The Moore Rd. which is part of the NB Snowmobile Trail System goes all the way to Nackawic through the woods.
Looking out our living room window this morning you can see there are still some leaves on one maple tree and the old apple tree across the road. Surprisingly there are still trees with leaves hanging on their branches. It's a mixed bag kind of day - cloudy, showers, and sunny breaks....repeat.
And lots of leaves on the ground under the trees. I sure do enjoy that golden glow from these leaves on a dull day.
A year ago today we had our first snowfall of the season which seemed to never end with one storm after the other. I think this winter will be different. I hope! What about you? I know many of you suffered an extreme weather winter too. Do you think it will be milder this year?
I hope you have a great week ahead. Thank you for your visits and comments. I appreciate them!