CHERYL-LYNN SHARES THIS FABULOUS FALL – BELOW
As you walk through these leaves, you feel the combination of crunching as well as the soft bounce beneath your feet. And if you have a really good imagination you might even be able to smell someone burning leaves, or the earth underneath fall’s blanket. Cheryl-Lynn was here: “Walking through our property near Carter Bay on Manitoulin Island in October. Most of the leaves had fallen leaving a soft yellow bed. We spent the afternoon walking through the hardwood - enjoying the warm Ontario weather“. As the picture title says – Eagles anyone?
DID YOU KNOW? Leaves mulch in the forest – but also have their own way of hibernating in the winter. Snow buries them and when warm weather arrives – so do the rains, spring, insects, bacteria and fungi! Leaves are chewed and rotted, releasing nutrients for other plants. Many nutrients from the decaying leaves are water-soluble – so they leach into the groundwater. Try THAT explanation the next time someone wants you to rake the leaves!
BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT ON YOUR WALK – GRAB YOUR CAMERA. A PICTURE GETS YOU IN — TO THE FRESH AIR PHOTO NATION THAT IS. UPLOAD YOUR PHOTO TODAY!