Taking a walk along Salt Creek this afternoon, I observed how drained of color the woods appeared, especially compared to the showy autumn display of just a few weeks ago. Even the overcast sky added to the overall feel of gray.
The only bright spots were some scattered smatterings of snow and the freshly gnawed wood of this tree and a few others near it.
I assume a family of beavers is nearby working hard to build a dam and create a pond. If beavers are active on Salt Creek it might explain my adventures with log-jams this past summer.
The colors and the summer adventures seem like a long time ago. But a few months of grays and whites have a beauty all their own and help us to appreciate the warm weather fun even more.