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All photos taken on September 25, 2021 during our Pyramid Overlook hike.
PART 1 – Bunchberry Beauty
Holy crap. How had we missed these plants on this hike before? Here, we have been hiking Bunchberry Meadows for almost a year and thinking Bunchberries were a rare plant. They were here, all along our mountain hike and they were every shade of fall.
Bunchberry Beauty ©
Right before our eyes
yet we’d not seen them before.
PART 2 – ‘Shrooms
A cool wet fall resulted in the proliferation of a variety of mushrooms along our path. Here are the ones that caught my eye. Some of my travelling companions thought these shots were gross. What do you think?
PART 3 – PLEASE DROP IN ANYTIME
While the rain never really affected our hike, it came and went along the way, leaving drops on leaves and twigs and stippling the surface of Pyramid Lake near the end of our hike. The glint of light on the droplets and the pattern on the lake surface caught my eye. Here are the results.
PART 4 – Fall-iage
There were still a lot of pops of colour around on the forest floor. These included leaves, flowers, moss and berries. The juniper berries varied from bright to dusty blue, but they all had that great juniper smell when they were squeezed.
PART 5 – Time to Reflect
By the time we reached the last part of the hike along Pyramid Lake, rain was starting to dimple the surface of the lake. The reflections were muted like those in a Monet watercolour.