The woods are starting to look a little sparse these days, with many of the leaves fallen to the ground.
But it still feels good to be in the woods.
On a hike this time last year, my mom told me she appreciates trees when the leaves are all gone because you can see the architecture better. Such a cool way of looking at things.
I love to imagine what creatures are hiding out there, coming out only when all is quiet.
I love the earthy smells, the sound of the leaves crunching under my feet, the mystery of the hidden chirps in the undergrowth.