Discovering a Different Woods

We spent our Saturday doing our usual routine – hiking in the woods and enjoying lunch at a pub.

There is a beautiful nature preserve right in the middle of our city.

I have to admit, I’ve only been there a couple times in all the years I’ve lived here.

Today we hiked through a pine forest, which was just beautiful.

Besides the peace and quiet you feel in the woods, I love to treat our hikes like a treasure hunt, noticing different smells, colors and shapes.

We are always on the lookout for fungus and moss, which grows in so many cool varieties, sizes, shapes, and shades.

Surprisingly, there are still lots of fall colors to be found.

The trail was completely carpeted in a variety of leaves, from brown oak leaves to bright yellow maple leaves.

Thank goodness the sun was shining because the temperatures were cool and it was windy out there.

I wish I could bottle up that tranquility the woods give me, and carry it with me everywhere I go!

12 comments

  • I can smell those pine trees:) That’s one of the things I miss most about the Black Hills.

    Love the shoe shots!

  • Yes Terri, I understand you – would be great to have some in the bottle for a bad day! Your photos are beautiful and now I see why orange and bright blue/turquoise are so good together!
    Have a lovely week!
    xxx Teje

  • it would be so wonderful to be able to keep that tranquility in a bottle…to use whenever we needed a little extra peace in our lives. Gorgeous photos as always!

  • Ahhh how lovely it must have been Terri;)

  • Hello Terri,

    Love the photo’s of the trees. Hope you have a wonderful day.
    Bev.xoxo

  • Ahhhh now, I think you can bottle up those wonderful feelings of tranquility in your own little private place – you can keep those memories and the feelings associated with them and call them up at any time. Day-dreaming is good 🙂

    I love that old fallen tree with the fungi – isn’t it amazing that from something fallen, comes new life – it really highlights to me the circles of life.

    I love the shoe shots too – and all of the wonderful colours which are still to be found and how fun to explore a different woods!

  • Really beautiful pictures. I agree with Michelle–the fallen tree is so interesting! Bottling up tranquility would be amazing…

  • It looks like it was a beautiful day for a hike! Love the mushrooms and moss on the fallen tree!

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  • Lovely, Terri! I know what you mean… I’d love to carry a bottle of “eau de foret” (essence of forest, ha ha) and spritz it in my face every now and then!

    Thanks for sharing your walk! If you have an iPhone now, you should get Instagram! I think you’d enjoy that app… also, then I could see your photos via my phone!

    xox

    • Thanks Shari! It’s always a treat to get time on the trails, especially in such a fabulous woods! I do have the new iPhone and use it as my main camera these days. I am also on Instagram (terriaw), but I forget to post many pictures there. I like to post most of my pictures here on my blog and on Flickr.

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