We had to wait for the ferry across Upper Arrow Lakes for about a half-hour. A waiting area with picnic tables and benches was set up and it had been seeded to oak trees. Red oak trees, maybe even scarlet oaks.
To a man with degrees in forestry and botany such as my husband this is a little slice of heaven on Earth.
He collected about nine lb. of the fallen acorns, and a few curious onlookers.
Most wondered if he was going to roast them. No. They are for planting.
Here's a look up through the branches at one of the oaks.
And here's a red (or scarlet) oak in full colour.
It was a magnificent spot to wait, and one of the best times of year to do it.
Please click on the pics to get the full, glorious effect.