Yesterday morning I started out behind schedule. My watch had stopped so I was late for exercise class and hadn't even had a chance to take the dogs out. I rushed down the road but at the stop light at the bottom of the hill, I had a moment to see the beautiful fall morning at Beaver Lake Park and I changed my mind. Instead of going to class I drove home, scooped up the dogs and headed off for a walk in the woods.
In this area of tall coniferous trees the early morning light is special. It penetrates deep into the woods and picks out lovely little things that I might otherwise have missed.
Moss on tree trunks,
Cheeky birds and sunlit cedar branches,
Ferns and leaves and mushrooms.
The dogs had a great time exploring the depression left by a fallen giant. I enjoyed seeing the woods with an hour to spare. It was a lovely way to begin the day.