Exploring Nature One Step At A Time

Into the Dark Autumn Forest and John Lennon Looks Out On Hot Springs

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An autumn chill has fallen over the Forest and only a sprinkling of leaves remain on the Trees.  As Rick and I hike up North Mountain the skies are covered in dark clouds.  The last of the colorful leaves glow in the gray of the late morning.  In the distance the call of of a Red-Bellied Woodpecker echos across the Mountain.

Colorful Leaves give way to bright curling Fungi decorating rotting stumps and Trees.  A small Slug is feasting on pieces of bright yellow fungi on a rust Leaf.  On the trail rocks once hidden by the foliage of spring and winter appear as Nature gives up her treasure.

Along the Promenade the color of the Forest is seen in a pair of beautiful Cardinals.  They are soon joined by a small flock of Juncos in search of food.  Swooping into the scene a pair of Northern Mockingbirds chasee the visiting birds out of their territory.

We decide to walk home through the Historic District and notice John Lennon is peering out from two Gallery windows.  His iconic face is always a welcome sight.  As we parallel the HSNP Bathhouses lovely Molly catches Rick’s eye, she is a sweet Bearded Collie.  Rick’s baby Thor who past away several years ago was also a Bearded Collie so Molly made his heart happy.  Have a lovely road trip Molly, thank you for saying hello!

Much love to ALL!
Lee

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2 responses

  1. This is a very beautiful picture. Thanks for posting.

    November 29, 2011 at 2:38 am

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