We live in a world where artificial is king. Families flock to theme parks to experience simulated jungles or fake beaches. People spend hours of their precious lives gaming in synthetic worlds. “Reality” TV shows are phoney and we all know it, but still watch.
Which is why I am proud to celebrate the 100% natural and authentic beauty of the Bruce Trail AND the lovely Limestone Ladies. No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives!
Let’s start with the pure loveliness of the trail on a crisp autumn morning, still a trace of mist in the air, wind gently whooshing the leaves.
Even at the end of a long day of hiking, our ladies still look fresh and wholesome!
And who says a fungus can’t be beautiful?
We met another group of hikers on the trail. They were attractive and fit but seemed disorganized and had lost their backpacks. Also their meal planning was poor, as all they brought was milk!
Here’s a happy geo-cacher who has just found her jackpot!
Our path was full of intriguing cracks and crevices, carpeted with velvety emerald moss. It was tempting to explore each one, which was impossible as there were so many. But we did explore a few.
The Australians have their koala bears. We have our own version of cute tree-clinging animals:
One of the things I find most beautiful about fall hiking is the carpet of orange and yellow and soft brown leaves underfoot. Better than a yellow brick road!
All in all, it was a happy, relaxing weekend in a beautiful setting, with good friends. Makes you glad to be alive!
Good night everyone!