Back closer to home, the fall colors are near peak in the Lakes Region, and the weather allowed some good leaf peeping. We took a nice walk along the Winnipesaukee River Trail from Tilton to Franklin; the water is flowing rapidly in the river, probably due to a combination of last week's rain fall and lowering the lake level in Winnipesaukee.
But the foliage is better right here - these are some of the sights you'll find right on the shores of Lake Wicwas:
There are still a few brave fishermen out enjoying their trade in the beautiful surroundings.
The Partridge Berries and Wintergreen are ripening now, trying to attract some of the attention from the trees above, and providing some bright color right at our feet.
|Nodding Ladies' Tresses|
And on a morning walk, the moon was trying its best to draw my attention up above the trees.
It is amazing to think there is NASA equipment that has been up there for over 40 years now.
I did see a pheasant dart out of a thicket, but there's little chance to get a picture of that bird. Here's one (sort-of) wild creature I did capture.
If you've ever wondered if evergreens lose their needles as the deciduous trees do, there's plenty of evidence in the lake right now. These are white pine needles that have been shed.
They are also forming a soft, quiet carpet in the forest at the moment.
Enjoy the autumn splendor while it lasts!