A week ago these trees were heavy with gloriously golden leaves. Last night the temperature dropped to -2C and this morning all the leaves are on the ground. There was ice in puddles. Snow can’t be far away.
A few thousand years ago as the last age was melting, what is now Montreal was mostly at the bottom of a huge sea. Gradually the water levels fell and islands appeared. This bank was once a lakeshore shelving down into the water and this forest is now growing on what was once a sandy beach.