Sunday, October 20, 2013

Monsteny

Love this mountain...it is geologically strange, a big fat tall mountain with nothing like it around.  Should be in the Pyrenees, but went walkabout.  

It has tons of beech trees, and at this time of year, the leaves are turning, and it is spectacular.  I hate to say it, the colours in Canada are much more spectacular, but there are amazing too.  



Someone planted Sequioas, they are big...not West Coast big, but big.

The mountain today was absolutely PACKED with people and cars, gathering chestnuts and mushrooms, walking and enjoying a perfect day.

PACKED though.



This is partially the economy here too, instead of going off somewhere fancy for the weekend, people are staying closer to home.  Kids are probably happier, less time in the car, more time playing in the woods with more of their family.  We saw lots of big groups having picnics.

There are streams and springs all over the place.  This one was so pretty I was tempted to swim, but there were so many people and the water was COLD...


A bit of a view.  The camera totally didn't do the colours justice.  Quite disappointing.


2 comments:

elpadawan said...

Maybe it's not such a bad thing if people stay closer and end up (re)discovering sights they were not paying attention to anymore...

oreneta said...

I agree with you completely...better environmentally and I am convinced the kids are happier.....