Hiking/Camping Activities in November 2016
2016-11-04 November can be a fairly nasty month here in Wisconsin but so far this year it has been VERY nice with temperatures near or in the 60s almost each day and nights only in the lower 40s or perhaps upper 30s. The Fall leaves have mostly lost their luster or have fallen entirely. So this afternoon, after a visit to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, IL only about an hour from here I decided to go for a walk on the Seno Woodland Trail just a few miles from home in the Seno K/RLT Conservancy.
I have become fascinated by trees from all of my hiking, backpacking and canoeing. There is something impressive about their massive height and spread. Looking at the endless variation of branches heading off in all directions with additional branches going off from each one is almost mesmerizing, like watching the flickering tongues of a campfire. On this walk two huge Oaks (I think that is what they are!) caught my attention so I took their pictures. You almost expect them to begin walking off into the rest of the forest!
But most impressive is what they show about their creator! He must have no limitations to his imagination and ability to create on the one hand these huge, strong trees while on the other hand moss at the foot of these trees, so fragile and weak. Both the handiwork of God.