Friday, October 19, 2012

Hiking Balls Falls

The sun was bright and warm.  The wind was almost not there.  A perfect day for a hike.

When our kids were small, and now that our Grands are small, the Balls Falls Conservation Area is the perfect place for an easy outing...tobogganing and cross-country skiing in winter, picnics and fresh air the rest of the year.  Who am I kidding?  Papa Buz and Grandma Roe enjoy an "easy outing" too.

Heading to the Upper Falls.

The colours are just past their prime, but still stunning.

 This tree is REALLY in step with fall.  No leaves, just branches left to drop!  

Due to the severe drought this summer, there is very little water in the Twenty Mile Creek.

 The Falls are a mere trickle on one side.  Nothing is coming from upstream at all!

 In autumn, even the weeds are beautiful, without the competition of real flowers.

 I know that is already snowing in the Rocky Mountains, but here in Southern Ontario, we are still being blessed with warm days to finish up the yard work and prepare for what Winter has in store for us.  How are things in your neck of the woods?  Still warm or are you shovelling yet?  Brrrr....

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