Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A November Walk

The bright yellow leaves of the Big Leaf Maples beckon.

It's time to take a walk.

I hear the deep rhythmic thump of a Pileated Woodpecker!

In the shade of the Douglas Fir there is a deciduous leaf two. 

This lichen is very attractive.

Damp and shade - perfect conditions for mushrooms.

The wild cherry's leaves are turning. 

The rain has been hard on the blackberries.  Those not eaten by the birds and deer have rotted.

We walk along on a soft cushion of duff - fir needles and moss.

When we pop back out of the forest the Big Leaf Maples reign once again. 


Vickie said...

A beautiful walk!

Maggee said...

When we step on most of our 'lawn' we step on 'duff'!! It's a mess! Different combination between grass and moss... How to get rid of the moss... we are still puzzling that one!

Barb said...

Thanks for the wonderful walk. We had a storm last night and the big maples were really coming down. I just love the mushrooms this time of year.

Wanda said...

Thanks for the beautiful walk Beth! We have gorgeous maple trees here as well and the show in the fall is spectacular.

Irene said...

l'autunno è la stagione con i colori più belli