Tuesday, August 05, 2008

A Walk in the Woods

In view of yesterday's post, it's time for some lightheartedness, so here are a few photos from our walk in the woods at Riverwood on Sunday.

Living Carpet

Above: a soft mossy carpet
Below: Cuppa and Treebeard stroll down Maple Lane



Above: A lighted tree in the forest gloom
Below: Just a pine cone surrounded by dead needles

Cone and Leaves

A few years ago, Cuppa and I seemed able to spend protracted periods up there, but we seem to be limited to quick visits these days. Short or long, it's always good to get back there a refuel the soul.


Amanda said...

The pictures are beautiful. I bet you appreciated it even more after the events of yesterday. Hope you are both ok.

Ruth said...

Those pictures almost invoke a scent of freshness and pine. I would not want to leave.

Donna said...


Janet said...

What a lovely place - I hope it proved to be a calming experience after the previous day.

JunieRose2005 said...


Oh! What a beautiful world we have!
I am constantly in awe of all we've been given to enjoy!


Yes! Your post of yesterday was chilling!!

Take care, my friend!


Ginnie said...

Your pictures are so realistic and beautifully composed...I could almost smell that wonderful forest aroma. Thanks.

womaninawindow said...

Gorgeous. Almost not real - those greens. It's always revitalizing to get out, isn't it?

Kathy said...

These photos make me lungs want to take in a deep breath ...cough! cough! I live in the city. :(

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I love the mosses. I wish I knew more about them. I have been know to lie down on them and have a nap.

Lorna said...

mmmmm.....mossy carpet! only to be topped by mossy carpet and large double-double from Tim's

Pearl said...

fantastic greens. now is Ottawa Valley, rainforest edition.

Anonymous said...

These shots are amazing! They really invite your eye to the very core of them. They are pure forestry beauty. :o)

Anonymous said...

a quote by Helen Keller,
“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.”