It's been a long time since I've walked in the woods. D is a city boy through and through - the last time I took him on a walk in the woods his response was an incredulous "but it's all trees!" So it was a treat to walk with Lorianne one late afternoon a week ago at the Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary. We got a bit of a late start due to traffic getting there, so we didn't have a lot of time. The low sun that had been lending a glorious amber glow to the bright fall foliage I passed along the roadsides was pretty well sunk by the time we got started walking. But it was still plenty light enough to walk a circuit of trails, with time to stop and photograph the muted late fall scenery.
We saw few other people in the sanctuary, but caught the flashing white tails of deer bounding through a field of spent goldenrod. Although they stopped and hid in the tall brush when they heard us, Lorianne managed to catch a shot of one peeking at us, waiting for us to get a move on so they could go back to their play. I did, however, take a couple of easy shots of a rather nonchalant bunny who stopped mid-trail in front of us as we headed back.
With D away for a few days, I'm planning to do a couple more walks in the woods and meadows this weekend. After the storm, there will no doubt be a lot fewer leaves, but still plenty of trees, trees and more trees.
A few more photos from Broadmoor are here.