This past Friday I got in the car and drove to an opening in the woods just down the road from our house. Although the spot was less than a quarter mile away, and any other person would have walked, I drove in an effort to reserve as much energy as possible so I could do a bit of exploring. With my trusty cane in my right hand and my camera around my neck, I entered the forest along a well-maintained track. I’d never been to this area before, though I had been planning to check it out since noticing it after we moved earlier this year. The first half of the pictures below are some of the things I discovered. I wish I could share the smell and sound of the leaves crunching beneath my feet; the birds calling and flying in the canopy above; the babbling of the small, mossy spring where dragonflies were sunning themselves; and the joyful feeling that I had stepped out of the real world and into a children’s fantasy book.
I hope you have a chance to enjoy the changing seasons wherever you call home.
2 thoughts on “An Unspoiled Autumnal Walk”
Thanks for the follow! This walk is quite delightful. I like the way you included so many different kinds of observations here, showing that you’re open to seeing beauty almost anywhere. The leaves on the curb are a perfect ending…
The butterfly under the bee is some kind of skipper. The pink flower on the mushroom – I love that – is knotweed. I love those old gravestones an the road, too.
Thank YOU for the follow! Yes, I think it is a firey or woodland skipper. I wondered what sort of flower the pink blooms were. Thanks for letting me know 🙂.
I particularly enjoyed your serendipitous Whidbey Island Wandering. You have a poetic, delicious style of writing that makes me want to immediately board a plane to sample the toothsome comestibles you described. Your photos of window reflections, clouds, and ocean views are stunning! I’ve just been playing with photography for just a few months, but I can tell you are no novice. You have perfect composition, depth of field, and know how to use the light to the best effect. I look forward to more of your posts!