The Lower Trail’s Yellow Brown Leafy Carpet

Merritt Island’s lower trail was protected from the wind and cold compared to the earlier trek along the upper trail. The walk late this morning with outdoors lover Ron Lemon was enhanced by the hues of late fall, graciously painting fallen, wind blown leaves strewn across the (can I use this word?) iconic trail along the Welland River. Empty tree limbs, gloomy in their nakedness, and occasional dustings of snow atop the fallen leaves reminded us of what’s ahead, when cold winds howl and slate gray skies signal seasonal intrusions of countless flakes, soon to blanket the trail walker’s urban getaway, escapism at its enriching best./ Words, photos by Joe Barkovich.

1 thought on “The Lower Trail’s Yellow Brown Leafy Carpet

  1. Claire Masswohl

    Absolutely beautifu. pictures Joe. Your words bring back memories of when I worked on building those trails. The island is a treasure to Wellanders.

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