Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fall Trails

Fall leaves can make walking a trail or path a bit difficult. First off, they hide the trail, making it harder to locate if you're not so familiar with the pathway. But if it has rained recently, leaves also make the path slippery, especially going downhill. I have plenty of ups and downs along the trails around my home! Downed trees can also create a dilemma. Which path is best? Because the leaves hide the terrain, I am unsure which way to start a new path because I don't want to disturb areas where the lady slippers or trilliums tend to bloom, or the soft coating of mosses. Nevertheless, I continue, enjoying the shape of the land and long view of the mountain behind me.