Saturday, September 10, 2011

Back to the Woods

Wild Oats




It felt good to be in the woods this morning.  For most of the summer, we leave it to the ticks and chiggers, and content ourselves with being somewhat civilized, taking morning walks in the neighborhood.  But coming back to the familiar trail in the woods was like slipping into a favorite flannel shirt, soft and comfortable.  The fragrance of wild mint greeted us as we set out, strong underfoot.  Don cleared a fallen tree from the path, and cedar incense filled the air. We walked through wild oats, grown up in the path, those wind chimes of the woods, and sneeze weed (aptly named) that clustered along the way like bright spots of sunshine.  Barley tagged along until it was clear that we were headed home, then, like an arrow released from the bow, he shot for home, where he waited for our return.


Sneezeweed




And life is good.







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20 comments:

hannah said...

Such very lovely delicate images to illustrate your walk today. I'd forgotten about the ticks preventing relaxed wood walks in summer.The sneezeweed is a valued garden plant over here. It looks magical when I enlarge your picture.

S. Etole said...

The photos are beautiful ...and yes, life is good!

Jeanne Klaver said...

The Wild Oats photo looks as if you set the photo against watercolor. I love the effect. Even the sneezeweed is gorgeous! Barley's adorable! You're right--Life is good!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

What beautiful photos. And it's so right - a happy dog definitely says, "life is good".

Holly said...

What lovely photos to remember your walk today! And what could be better than a smiling Golden to say that life is good?

K Hutchinson said...

Nothing like a walk in the woods! Love the colors and textures of your photos! AWESOME

Ruth said...

yes, wonderful post, lovely photo's!

zsazsazsu said...

just wow wow wow !!!!

Millie said...

It looks like Barley is smiling.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Gorgeous images

Evelyn S. said...

Absolutely fabulous images! They are so ethereal in focus and color!

Tracey N. said...

WOW WOW WOW. Love your captures. Simply amazing.

Pat said...

Beautiful images from your walk in the woods! Barley's a cutie!

Jennifer Richardson said...

I so understand your love
for the woods:)
Beautiful images
that soothe my soul.
love and thanks,
Jen

missing moments said...

A beautiful place for a walk. Yep, life is good!

lisa said...

These are beautiful Connie, and I just love that shot of Barley!

Thank you so much for sharing this at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Lynnie said...

Gorgeous!

ShonEjai said...

Your photo are beautiful. I especially love the lighting and the soft focus.

Sivinden said...

Superb photos!

Anki said...

I like the first photo very much.