Koby and I headed out around 8 am to hike up in Big Sky.
Dew made the asters sparkle like gems against the soft southern light
Sourwoods are the first to go red
Oaks are turning golden
Koby and I survey the climb ahead
This time, we shag a trail up a dry creek bed
We found a rare bed of chestnut seed pods. Most american chestnuts died in a massive blight around 1905 -thanks to infected trees imported from China.
Reindeer moss grows liberally on the edges of the canopy
This is our reward for the climb. In a few more days, the mountains will be aflame with color
A blazing tree shades our rest at the summit
On the way home, we stop at the pond
The reflection on the still water is like a painting
Tiny white asters decorate the shore line
A trout swims under the leafy confetti and joins us as we walk around the pond. Tomorrow i will take him a treat
We walked back through the cathedral of trees on a well developed path
Upon our return home, we walk the creek and look forward to another perfect day