Leaves on trees, leaves on ground
On November 10th I took these photos of autumn colors from my deck. It was a sunny morning.
|Leaves on deck, guarded by the solar dogs.|
|Meadow enjoying a nap on the deck.|
That afternoon and evening, the wind howled, rain poured, thunder clapped. By the next morning, the tree with the gorgeous red leaves was denuded.
This morning I met my friend Mike and his Samoyed Alice for a run at Tiger Mountain. The fall colors there were gorgeous. At times, the maple leaves already fallen to the ground completely obscured the dirt, rocks and roots on the trail. I felt like a kid, scuffling through them. Other times, they provided contrast as we looked through the forest's dense evergreens.
|Heading up High School Hill at Tiger Mountain.|
Alice has a funny quirk. Like most dogs, she likes wading into wild water (streams) to drink. But once her thirst is slackened, Alice will pee in the stream:
|Alice - caught in the act!|
When I point out with laughter what Alice is doing, yet again, Mike just grins and shrugs his shoulders as if to say, "What can I do?" I'll tease some more by saying, "Finn - don't drink downstream!"