Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fall in the Northland

We had our first snowfall of the season this week, so while the calendar still says fall, it sure looks and feels like winter. No complaints here, though. We had a beautiful fall with nice weather and lots of colorful trees, and winter brings its own beauty.

Barry and I took off one day after the kids were in school to hike Oberg Mountain and drive along the shore.

Bark can have such interesting colors and textures 

In a state of decomposition 

The damp summer/fall made perfect conditions for mushrooms to grow on trees

Hiking up to great views 

Trail through the trees 

We heard the grouse rustling in the leaves before we saw it

Lake Superior in the background 

Fallen tree caught in the limbs of another 

My hiking partner 

Last year I took a photo of the kids on this bench 

Among straight trunks, a curvy one 

The trees were a bit past peak color

Tree growth 

The trees bathe the forest in a golden glow 

Geese heading south out of Thunder Bay, Ontario 

At the docks in Thunder Bay

A trip to Gooseberry Falls:

A few flowers still blooming 

And a hike by Beaver Bay where the river empties in to Lake Superior:

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