Hangin’ in the Forest

Hiking the Loree Forest Trails
Hangin' in the forest,
it's where we love to be.
With a couple of our favourite people,
talking to the trees.
Flowers of the Forest
Flowers of the forest floor,
soon they won't be here anymore.
They'll be covered with the winter snow,
awaiting springs warm, sunny glow.
Trees!
A nice walk in the forest,
breathing the air of the trees.
Treading carefully over roots,
photographing bumblebees.
Pathways
Paths of rocks.
Paths of roots.
Paths of trees,
with autumn leaves.
People from here.
People from there.
The people are mine,
wherever they are.

Overlooking Georgian Bay
On top of the beautiful hills of the Georgian Peaks Ski Resort,
overlooking the Bay's cool, blue waters.
I skied here a few times,
a long time ago.
Twisted my ankle on a first run,
skied the rest of the day.
Walked with crutches,
the rest of the month.
Up on top of Ontario’s mountain.

Spelunking: Singhampton Lookout and Caves

Sun and shade
Black and white
Shade and sun
Cold,cold rocks
And lots of fun!
Exploring new trails

An amazing trail of root paved paths, winding through the forest. A forest full, of rocks, of caves, and of crevasses.

Shades of white and green
White birch bark
Streams of sunshine
Texture and colour
Birds in rhyme.
Cool and dark

The temperature change, deep in the caves and crevasses, was a welcome cooling, on a warm September day.

Down in….

A wonderful, young couple helped us navigate our way through the maze of crevasses, and rock. They were in the early days of their relationship, and I enjoyed the privilege of taking their first ‘as a couple’ photos; other than the selfies that they themselves had taken.

Reaching the top
Rays of sunshine 
Old,old rocks
Good foot wear
and dry socks.
Exploring

We met lots of wonderful people today. Most moving twice as fast as we were. But, we were twice as old as they were. So we called it even.

Beautiful rocks
Dark green moss
Cool, dark rocks.
Well marked trails
No hand rails.
A view from the top.
Through the trees,
Behind the leaves,
Lies the beautiful Georgian Bay!