Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A walk in the woods


Yesterday morning I started out behind schedule.  My watch had stopped so I was late for exercise class and hadn't even had a chance to take the dogs out.  I rushed down the road but at the stop light at the bottom of the hill, I had a moment to see the beautiful fall morning at Beaver Lake Park and I changed my mind.  Instead of going to class I drove home, scooped up the dogs and headed off for a walk in the woods.  

In this area of tall coniferous trees the early morning light is special.  It penetrates deep into the woods and picks out lovely little things that I might otherwise have missed.

Moss on tree trunks,

Cheeky birds and sunlit cedar branches,


 Ferns and leaves and mushrooms.

The dogs had a great time exploring the depression left by a fallen giant.  I enjoyed seeing the woods with an hour to spare.  It was a lovely way to begin the day.


  1. So very different from where I live.
    I can just feel the air and the green from these photos.
    So glad you missed your class. This was so much better, plus the pups liked it better too !

    cheers, parsnip

  2. joanna it's so good when you choose to gift yourself with an act of kindness. walking in these woods through your photographs - the gift continues to be given!!! steven

  3. Who could argue with the path you chose to take? It's beautiful and would beckon me, too.

    Lucky dogs...

  4. Spontaneity always leads to the best things, I find. This was exercise for your soul - and the dogs', too. Lovely little surprises in our life that can't be scheduled.
    And you got some beautiful photos!

  5. Thank you all for confirming my choice to play hooky and walk in the woods the other day. Your comments are gifts to me and I appreciate them.

  6. Hi Joanna, You made the perfect choice - for you and the dogs! I loved taking this walk with you and seeing the sun shining through those old growth trees.


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