Sunset November 7th

We’re experiencing some really unseasonably warm weather this November thanks to a pretty significant bend in the jetstream – I suspect an artifact of global warming. But if this is the beginning of jetstream collapse, at least the warm nights are making for some stunning sunsets.

Pinhey Point Hike

We took a trip out to Pinhey Point this morning and got there just as the sun was burning the last of the mist off the water. We’ve been all over the local trails this year and this was one of my favourite places to visit, but I have to admit calling it a “hike” is a bit of an overstatement – there’s a steep ridge to walk around but it’s a well tended park and we had no problems navigating it with a toddler. Lots to see and do, including a few rocky beaches and gorgeous views of the Ottawa River.

Flower made of Fungus

On a hike around Mud Lake this weekend I spotted this floral-shaped fungus growing on one of the logs. On closer inspection, it’s actually a complex layered spiral of fungus, which makes it even cooler! Mathemagical!