Filed under: nature, photography, travel, trees | Tags: conservation, finger lakes trail, forestry, hiking, moss, nature, photography, trees
today my brother and i hiked a length of the finger lakes trail.
we didn’t go very far because i still am a snot head. (meaning i have a cold, not that i’m lacking manners)
it had rained all morning, so the ground was covered with soggy leaves and puddles. cold damp air is foreign to my lungs; it was a nice change of pace. fresh mossy smells, not the dusty trails of home.
we only saw squirrels and one bird. no exciting wildlife, but there was a variety of mosses and lichens which i won’t see for a while.
our walk was through a pine forest. the rows were so orderly, i had to ask who planted them. a product of president roosevelt’s ccc, these pine forests were planted all over as a reforestation project meant to employ americans and conserve the forests. 3 billion trees were planted in 9 years.
it is a gloomy evening, but soon company will arive so we had better get a second wind. i napped after our trek, so that will help….
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