I took a few photos with my iPhone while walking the dogs back to the river the other day (the Beaudette River runs along the back border of our 86-acre property.) Not quite my Nikon Digital SLR, but really it's amazing that pictures from a phone are any good at all. I remember growing up with rotary dial phone and getting all excited when we got a phone with push buttons. And the idea of people talking on a phone and being able to see the person they were conversing with was VERY sci-fi. Well, hello Skype! Things change, seasons come, seasons go..
Quite a few trees are still green in the hardwood forest next to our lot. We have mostly white pine and white spruce. Our neighbours on all sides have the hardwood back there!
The big tree turning red on the left is on our property, and it's a burr oak. I don't know how old it is but its trunk is massive. It and the white spruce next to our house are the oldest, biggest trees on our property.
Obviously this isn't a recent photo, but it shows the incredibly tall white spruce on the right. They used to make ships' masts out of these trees. The big tree between the house and the spruce is a black walnut that's approximately 85 years old. We have six of them! The squirrels LOVE it here, and I find black walnuts stored EVERYWHERE.
Back to autumn...
There's Tristan, plodding towards me. His arthritis is really slowing him down (despite medication) but he still insists on coming for a walk. I just let him follow along at his own pace and he seems quite happy. It makes me sad that he can't run the way he used to!
The mighty Beaudette River.
And Tristan can't resist water.
In he goes!
A happy boy.
Another shot of the burr oak.
Have a good Sunday. Our house is still undergoing renovations (almost six months now and I'm ready to scream!). I'm going to try and sort out some of the chaos today, and get some pics of the cats enjoying our new couch.