Monday 11 September 2017

Loving Our Fall Hikes

Hello!  I must say we are loving our fall hikes.  
So much colour and I love the smells. 

Above is one road we go along, and the mountain at the end just has sunshine on it in this picture...while the rest of the area was shrouded in cloud and rain.  That was then, and now there is dustings of snow up there!!! 

One part of our families homeschooling is time in the outdoors.  
A place to see God's beautiful creation, and to get some exercise. 

Beautiful foliage on trees and shrubs alike. 

Below was a tree that was rotting out and looked cool. 

Then we found a stump that reminded us of a toilet. :)  No, we didn't try it out. 

We walked down to a nice little pond/ marsh area.  Lots of muskeg around it so not too safe to get too close. 

I found this prickly rose bush in a myriad of fall colour.

We found an old tree has fallen partly across one of our beloved trails..but we can still get by and won't saw it yet.  

We found this cool nesting cavity in it and wondered if a bird would still use it so close to the ground.  

Love this sandy beach along the riverside.  As you walked across it you could feel the air pockets under the top layer giving out.  

We have found lots of cranberries that are now ripe for picking...and eating along the trail in our case.  We'll go out picking another day. 

We also found lots of beautifully coloured blueberry bushes and a few berries here and there.  We never got to have a good picking this year as there were hardly any berries to be had.  

I love the rocks along the river beaches, so many colours and shapes.  We collected driftwood to make into a wind chime. 

It was interesting to see areas of the evident high water that we've had especially this year.  Now that the water is low there are pockets of bushes wrapped in driftwood and debris. 

It's fun to see animal tracks.  This one below from a moose. It's hard to see from the picture, but it's actually very big.

Another little alcove beach along the riverside.  This one we walked all over in bare feet.  

Here my kids are off into the trees again.  Bushwhacking a trail back to the road.

Along the way we found a fallen tree caught by the other trees around it.  I'm thankful my boys didn't decide to climb this one. 

A little sunlit patch in the forest. 

My son found this big chunk of amber tree sap and brought it home. 

Do you love to walk in the woods?  Do you find treasures that you bring home?  

Thank you for dropping by!  I hope you have a wonderful day!


Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I LOVE to walk in the woods and collect all sorts of treasures. I wouldn't have been able to resist sitting on that "throne" for a quick photo!
Happy Fall,

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I do love to walk in the woods. We have some nice forest preserves with trails around here and I always make sure to try to see the 'hidden' or smaller things. I love all of the sights you saw! That little nesting place and the moose track -- so many pretty things. I think it's amazing how the landscape changes from season to season and I try to especially walk during those changes.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a wonderfully fun hike! I enjoyed "hiking" along with you, and seeing the gorgeous views and fun sights along the way. How fun to make a windchime out of the driftwood. Our trees are just starting to turn here, but are not quite the shade yours are, but you are a lot farther north than we! When do you get your first snow? Ours is usually the first week of November. We love hiking in the woods, and it is fun to bring home treasures! My mom talks about chewing the pine gum when they were kids. I've never tried it, lol.

Always enjoy a visit with you :)

September Violets said...

I love walking in the woods too. You have a beautiful area to share with your kids. Love the shot of the driftwood pile. I bring home occasional pieces of driftwood for crafts as well ;)

Danielle Dunn said...

I like hiking and seeing fall colours. :)

Margie said...

The wooden toilet/throne made me smile.