It’s quiet in the Rhode Island woods now. All you hear is the wind, the occasional creaking branch, and if you’re lucky, the tapping of a woodpecker.
With the leaves down, you can see through the forest to the stone walls and cellar holes. You can also spot birds’ nests in the trees. Not everything is brown. The mosses stay green, and look even prettier next to the rocks.
The dead grasses are also stunning, especially in large masses.
Here’s an interesting cairn (for lack of a better word) that we encounter on one of our favorite hikes. It’s about 10 feet tall and sits alone in a tranquil glade. We don’t know anything about it, which is cool in itself.
The woods are full of secrets.