Sunday, October 7, 2012

Complicated Colour

The fall colours are evident on the hills surrounding Dundas, but plenty of green leaves remain, especially apparent when we enter the interior forest on a footpath. We went for a little walk along the Bruce Trail Borers' Falls side trail, beneath water-heavy skies and got a different perspective on the autumnal transformations. 

With so many leaves still green and on the trees, the forest floor remains mostly bare, not yet resplendent in that thick, full-colour carpet that is yet to come. 

 What struck me today, more than colours, were the gorgeous textural surfaces and the complexity of the relationships between different plants and animals. Without even trying the forest provides such varied and constantly changing inspiration for the hiker - a feast for the eyes, at least, on this Thanksgiving Weekend.


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