Just a couple trees still have leaves on them. These stand along yet another one of the walks Baloo and I often indulge in taking. It's a wonderful trail that has several different sections, from deciduous forest to high meadow to coniferous forest.
This section of the trail winds through an old hemlock forest. Obviously, the wee folk live among the tree roots - it is definitely an enchanted spot.
One of the tree trunks sported these layers of fungus. I'm not sure exactly who they are, but they are striking against the dark bark.
I couldn't get a very good photo of the hawk amidst the tangle of branches, but it was certainly fun to see.
After a long walk, it's time for Baloo to climb on the couch and watch the action in the back yard through the window. You never know when a bunny might hop by.