Late Fall Walk in Forest Park, Portland OR
It was a perfect morning for a hike today - foggy, chilly, but not raining! It’s been raining like crazy here, and we needed to get out into the woods and walk.
It’s amazing how far you can see when the leaves have fallen off the trees…
The fog settles into the trees.
You can see the structures of trees at this time of year.
And observe small streams that develop during the winter.
See glistening details often overlooked during other seasons….like a mossy branch shimmering with rain…
Ferns growing on a Douglas Fir…
And a maidenhair fern (Adantium pedatum) nestled into the leaves on a bank.
Fall and winter bring opportunities to marvel at nature, and to take time to unwind and de-stress from the bustle of the season.